Things to See in Manchester, England
Manchester is a major city situated in the Northwest area of England with a rich industrial heritage and known as the city of the worker bee. Famous with English football (Soccer) lovers, Manchester records almost 13 million foreign visitors every year. An eighteenth-century town and an industrial hotspot, Manchester is considered a center for commerce in the United Kingdom but certainly after London and Edinburgh. If you have decided to visit this city of varied interest, this will be the most useful read for you. In this article, I have handpicked and recommended certain places of interest, which I think you should include in your ‘must-do’ list during your visit.
1. Manchester United Stadium Tour
Visit the iconic football ground situated at the Old Trafford, where an experienced guide will show you the places on the field which you have so far only dreamed. Go around the sitting arena, the player’s tunnel, the dressing room, the award-winning museum where there is a massive collection of club memorabilia. Take a look around Sir Alex Fergusson Stand and also the pitchside dugout.
Experience the greatness of the club through the trophies and awards displayed at the museum. Flip through the history of the great club. If you are visiting a typical match day, you will see the stadium bubbling with football lovers from around the world.
2. Hard Rock Café
Step into the Hard Rock Café at Manchester to enjoy freshly prepared American classic legendary burgers, and other smokehouse specialties. Try the culinary delight from the flavorful salad, savory entrees, and all other freshest ingredients that are used by the chef to create the perfect recipe. Step into the Rock n Roll rock shop, which will be memorabilia nailed to your memories. Enjoy the good food, vibrant atmosphere, and, most importantly, your love for music.
3. Stand up Comedy Manchester
If you are ready to laugh your heart out, attend the best show, stand-up comedy, one of Manchester’s comedy venues. If you want to spend the night, enjoy the bar and restaurant at the site. It’s a 500-seater capacity venue, where laughter awaits at one of the three evening showtimes. All you have to do is be dressed in smart casual and enjoy the special events of the year. To have a vivid idea about the performances taking place at night, take a look at their website and know all the details.
4. Etihad Stadium Tour
Visit the stadium of Etihad, at the Manchester city, where you will get to hear all about the soccer club’s history. Visit the manager’s dugout, changing rooms, press conference rooms, and other sites that are off-limits to the public during matches. You may immerse yourself in the city story while a thrilling audio-visual show occurs.
You’ll have all the opportunity to travel back to the 1800s to see the football club flourished throughout the decades. You can put yourself in place of Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, and Joe Hart as you visit the dressing rooms and stroll through the tunnels. After your tour finishes, you can move to the city store and pamper yourself with some souvenir shopping.
5. National Football Museum Tour
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Irrespective of whether you are a Soccer fanatic or not, visit the National Football Museum of Manchester. You will love visiting the world’s best football (Soccer) museum. Not just that, here you will get to explore the Hall of Fame, testing your skills with a football, and also finding out what’s inside the museum. Enjoy the various attractions at each level like BBC radio commentary collection, games, take part in different competitions, lift the trophy yourself, learn about the stadiums, and learn about your favorite heroes of football and clubs especially. What more you can ask!
6. North Wales Adventure
Avail the opportunity to visit North Wales on a busy bee bus, along with a jovial driver and a knowledgeable tour guide. The bus will depart in the morning and then return to Manchester airport by the end of the day. You’ll see the Great Orme and St. Tudno’s Church, walled town of Conwy and Conwy Castle, Snowdonia National Park, steam railway, and also the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Your highly professional guide and driver will make sure you don’t miss any sight of the attractions.
7. Haunted Manchester Game and Walking Tour
Buy a ticket at 15 pounds to book a session for Manchester Walking Tour. You will get a complimentary glass of beer, wine, or soft drink and reach out to places where the dead will come alive. Learn stories about the Tudor magician, dead opera singers, and many other curious characters from the heart of the city. You’ll be instructed on how to communicate with the dead. The guides will tell you stories of hangings, cruel deaths, old graveyards, and some traitor stories. There is no illustration except those provided by the guide.
You may not be a believer in paranormal activities but never miss the unique opportunity to witness a historical character who can narrate you about the past. It’s going to be a lifetime experience for you to cherish.
8. City River Tour
Aboard the City River Tour, you will be taken around the city in a 60-minute tour, giving you a thoughtful insight into the history of the locality and the city, thereby allowing you a unique view of Manchester, including the old Trafford, media city and the disused dry rocks. The boat departs from the city center with an optional drop off at the Lowry center for up to five times a day. The tickets purchased include a return journey from the Manchester city center and English commentary on the history of the Manchester ship canal and surrounding area.
9. Manchester Food Tour
If you are a travel foodie, then Manchester is the place of your desire. You’ll have the opportunity to savor 8-types of delicacies across the city and learn about the food culture of Manchester from a local guide. Experience a gastronomic adventure is enjoying one of the best food and drink in the city. You will also come to know about the history of food in England. Learn about the ice cream vendor of Little Italy and even the diet of a Victorian mill worker. Know all about the birth of vegetarianism.
10. LEGOLAND Discovery Center
If you have kids accompanying you, LEGOLAND will be the ultimate destination where they can create wonders with those little building blocks. There are various attractions inside like the Ninjago city adventure, Miniland, racing virtual reality experience, Lego 4D cinema, kingdom quest, Duplo farm, space mission, Merlin’s apprentice, Lego shop and also the coffee shop.
You may visit as a family and bring about your creativity. There are no guided tours here, as creativity has no boundaries. It would be best to buy tickets online and avail attractive discounts on the session. You would love to visit this amazing place repeatedly repurchasing entry tickets.
A renaissance of industrialization, a center for development, and of course, the city for football maniacs, Manchester will tell you many tales. Visit the city in summer, the best time being May to August. There is no place in the United Kingdom, so interesting like Manchester. Eat, drink, roam, see, feel, and understand why the city is the bulls-eye for tourists all over the world.