Manchester is a fascinating city to visit, with history stretching right back to Roman times, although it was not a major fortification. The city came into its own throughout the Industrial Revolution when it grew from a small town to a primary industrialised city, due to the growth in textile manufacturing. The industrial heritage of the city is preserved in the Castlefields canal complex and the Salford Quays Dockyard, both of these have been turned into historic areas with museums and visitor attractions.
Visitors to the city can follow its history at the Museum of Science and Industry, while the Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry art centre are both housed at Salford Quays. The Quays is now one of the top tourist destinations in the city. One other top tourist attraction is the M.E.N. Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe and host to a variety of major music events.
Legoland Discovery Centre: A great kids attraction, built entirely from Lego bricks and featuring rides and a miniature city landscape.
The Museum of Science and Industry: If you enjoy visiting museums, this museum in Castlefield gives a realistic impression of Victorian Manchester, and is even complete with a Victorian sewer to walk through.
Gay Village: A top destination centred on Canal Street, the Gay Village is a popular tourist attraction.
Manchester is home to a variety of fascinating festivals and events all year round, ranging from its Irish Festival to a Caribbean Carnival and demonstrating just how multi-cultural the city has become. This great city of the North has something to offer everyone, no matter what their interests. There's shopping, cultural events, a hub of musical talent and with two of the UK's most beloved football clubs, it's a football lover's dream. Experience the famed hospitality of northerners and book your tickets now. Don't miss out on this gem of a city.
With two universities in the city you can be sure that Manchester is renowned for its music and festival scene.
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