Manchester, the commercial and cultural capital of Lancashire, is a well-known hub for the arts, media, and higher education. It constitutes the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester and Salford and eight other municipalities and is home to around three million people.
Like its neighbouring Liverpool, Manchester has seen a rebirth with the beginning of ventures such as the Castlefield project, its many canals, and its museum complex on Liverpool Road.
If you are staying at our Luxury Serviced Apartments, read through our list of exciting things to do in Manchester.
1) Explore the Canals of Castlefield
Castlefield, designated as an Urban Heritage Park, is the perfect place to start exploring Manchester. Stroll through the carefully preserved Victorian mansions along the ancient canals or walk through the rebuilt Roman Fort.
Make time to see the Bridgewater Canal. It was built in 1761 to transport coal from the Worsley mines to Manchester. Many of the canal's ancient warehouses have been refurbished and converted into offices, stores, hotels, and restaurants. You should definitely also take a journey on one of the Bridgewater tour boats.
Other notable tourist sites include the Castlefield Art Gallery, which hosts contemporary art exhibitions, and Bridgewater Hall, which houses the Hallé Orchestra and hosts world-class performances. The Castlefield Bowl, which stages pop and classical events on a regular basis, is also well worth a visit.
Location: Castlefield, Manchester
2) Science and Industry Museum
You will find the Science and Industry Museum in the world's oldest railroad station. The Power Hall, containing water and steam-driven equipment from the golden period of the textile industry, as well as antique made-in-Manchester automobiles, including a rare 1904 Rolls Royce, is one of the museum's 12 galleries.
The Station Building depicts the city's history from Roman times to the Industrial Revolution up to the current day. Another place you need to visit is the Air and Space Gallery. Various antique aircraft are on display, including a reproduction of A. V. Roe's Triplane 1, the first British plane to fly safely.
Address: Liverpool Road, Manchester
3) Imperial War Museum North
The Imperial War Museum North (IWM North) is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are interested in military history. This part of the Imperial War Museum, which opened in 2002, is a popular attraction due to its collections of battle vehicles and aircraft.
The audiovisual presentations and displays dealing with the history of warfare and its role in forming civilization are popular highlights of a visit. Static exhibitions of huge vehicles such as tanks, planes, artillery, and portable armament are also available. You'll also find a shop and a quaint little café.
Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester