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Travelling around Manchester

Travelling around Manchester

Known as the UK’s second city, Manchester is a bustling metropolitan hub in the North West, famous for its music, sport, nightlife and social impact.

The third most visited city in the UK, it has a rich heritage stretching back to its status as the world’s first industrialised city.

Like most cities, Manchester has an excellent transport network that expands into the Greater Manchester area. Arriva buses provide links to nearby Eccles, Stretford, Salford, Altrincham, and more.

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You’ll find more than your fair share of things to do in Manchester, from shopping and dancing to eating and exploring.

The city’s also filled with culture. Take a look at the Football Museum, providing insight into Manchester’s footballing past. Meanwhile, the Whitworth Art Gallery plays home to modern art and sculpture, just as the Manchester Art Gallery houses Britain’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The city also hosts the annual Manchester International Festival, that’s filled with an array of arts.

Those looking for music will find plenty of venues. From the Apollo, Albert Hall and Academy, all the way to the Manchester Arena. While those that love the performing arts will find world famous plays and musicals at the Opera House, Palace Theatre and Royal Exchange.

Visitors will also find plenty of shops, including high-street favourites at places like the Arndale. Those looking for places to eat and drink will be spoilt for choice, with popular establishments sitting side by side with independent shops. Popular areas include the Northern Quarter, Canal Street and Spinningfields.