A weekend in Manchester: Top things to do
As the biggest city in Northern England and one steeped in history and character, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Manchester. Here are some ideas for your checklist if you’re planning a weekend in the city:
Lovers of art and history are never at a loss in Manchester. For a start, the People’s History Museum focuses on the lives of ordinary people in the city over the last 200 years.
Meanwhile, the Manchester Museum has the largest collection of Egyptian artefacts in Britain, and displays a complete dinosaur skeleton.
The Whitworth Gallery has recently undergone a £15m refurbishment to house its extensive collection, while the Manchester Art Gallery is one of the top art museums on Britain, housing works that cover six centuries.
Lovers of the beautiful game can indulge their passion with a tour of Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground, or rivals Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. If you’re neither red nor blue but still love the sport, the National Football Museum is a must-visit.
Eating and drinking
Those looking for the trendiest bars and eating places should go to the Northern Quarter, with its reputation for alternative and bohemian culture
For top European food, why not eat at the Gallery Restaurant at our Hallmark Hotel Manchester Willowbank?
There are several theatres in Manchester, including the Palace and the Opera House.
‘Home’ is a centre for contemporary art, theatre and film that hosts an eclectic program of films, plays and visual arts.
With so much to see, the best place to relax afterwards is at our Best Western Hallmark Hotel Manchester Willow Bank where our comfortable beds encourage a deep uninterrupted night’s sleep.
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