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Holiday facts and information about Manchester
Fact and Figures Population 483,800 inhabitants Area 115.65 sq km Telephone Country code 0044 General Information This city in the north west of England is the 7th most populous in the country. Bordered in the north and east by the Pennines, and the county of Cheshire in the south.
Best travel time
The climate of Manchester does not differ from typical English weather. The average winter temperature is between 5 and 10 degrees with it only occasionally drooping below freezing. Summers can be warm but not into comparison to Southern Europe, between May and September are the best time to visit if you want a chance of good weather!
Country and People
Founded by the Romans in 79 BC, the city owes its expansion to the industrial revolution, starting in the late 18th century and its prime location next to the countryside and the port of Liverpool. Its location also made it a center for the textile industry, where the climate favored the cultivation of cotton.
Traditions and Culture
The cross over between the former industrial city and the new metropolitan city is what the foundation of the culture is built on. Its high student population modern buildings like the Lowry Centre, thriving art scene, and bars and restaurants make it one of the coolest British metropolises. The mix of old and new is an integral part of the cities charm and make it a perfect destination for tourists and those who want to enjoy a real English city and a good night out! Manchester is also well known for its music scene, the home of the Gallagher brothers of Oasis, and many other music stars! Football is also a large part of the culture, with two of the biggest teams in Europe calling Manchester their home.
The city is also served well by the UK train network with two main railway stations (Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria). Manchester is connected with all northern cities and with London. The city itself has a tram/metro link with 37 stations across the city as well as a reliable bus system.
Manchester airport is the 4th busiest in the United Kingdom, offering international and domestic flights.
Discover and Enjoy
Discover and enjoy
This cultural center in the most visited tourist destination in the UK after London and Edinburgh. There are many things to visit in Manchester, monuments, palaces, theaters. There are more than 50 museums and galleries free of charge. Be sure to visit the Manchester City Art Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry. Not to mention the many festivals that happen throughout the year, including the Caribbean festival and Gay Pride.
In terms of shopping facilities Manchester has it all. Designer labels on Kings Street, bargains in the Arndale Center and Market Street. Trendy bars and nightclubs are abundant in this city, head to the famous canal street of check out some of the bigger club nights.
It is not only just the stereotypical fish and chips that is available here. The mixing pot of cultures and the sheer volume of restaurants mean everything is available. If you prefer to try locally sourced products, then there are many farmers markets. Our top tip is to try a Pork Pie.
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- Bassenthwaite Lake Station
- Borrowdale Valley
- Bromley Cross
- Broughton in Furness
- Childer Thornton
- Ellesmere Port
- Ferry Hill
- Great Clifton
- Holmes Chapel
- Kirkby Lonsdale
- Kirkby Stephen
- Lake Windermere
- Lower Whitley
- Lytham St Annes
- Mottram St. Andrew
- Newby bridge
- Nr. Huntley
- Saint Annes on the Sea
- Spark Bridge
- St. Helens
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