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8 September 2024 to 12 September 2024University of Manchester

Manchester is the major international and cosmopolitan city in the North of England, widely regarded as the central hub of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. It is recognised as one of the most influential, modern, and knowledge-based European cities for science, education, healthcare, business, leisure and, of course, sport.

Energetic, diverse, and individual, Manchester is a city with true character. As it is a compact city it is simple to navigate and there is a first-rate transport system with trams and buses making all areas easily accessible.

The region is a thriving centre for culture, sport, and music, offering entertainment for all tastes with numerous art galleries & museums, tourist attractions, and a sporting prowess that is recognised the world over.

Be absorbed by the beautiful attractions such as the gothic architecture at John Rylands Library and Manchester Cathedral; take in fine art at Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth; discover history, old and new, at Manchester Museum and the Imperial War Museum North; see contemporary arts redefined at HOME; or even learn to ski at Chill Factore.

Of course, Manchester is synonymous with football; it’s written in our DNA. So make some time to make a tour of the grounds of Manchester United and Manchester City, and discover the social history of the beautiful game at the National Football Museum. You can guarantee a ticket to any Manchester United home game with a Matchday VIP Experience.

Manchester is renowned for its entertainment, with a plethora of cinemas, theatre and legendary clubs for great night-time amusement. There are many opportunities to go sightseeing in Greater Manchester, with a number of walking toursbus and taxi tours such as the hop-on hop-off Sightseeing Manchester.

As the Gateway to the North, its easy to expand your Manchester visit even further with a trip to the beautiful countryside, including the Lake District and the Peak District, and cosmopolitan cities such as Chester, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and York.

Things to do in Manchester

Beyond Manchester