AOL Travel

Manchester Travel Guide

Inside Scoop From Manchester Locals

Manchester Mythbusters

Manchester has plenty of myths, and most of them are not very inviting. There's the...Read More

Manchester with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

Manchester with kids can be the best family vacation. While the city offers you all...Read More
Manchester OVERVIEW
Mancunians will tell you that the only thing wrong with a Manchester vacation is, curiously enough, also the gritty city’s top selling point: it isn’t London. Big enough to house everything you could ever want in a city, yet small enough to foster a sense of community, muscular Manchester has skipfuls of edgy northern soul. From its days as the engine of the industrial revolution to the Indie music movement known as Madchester in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, this northern stronghold is dripping with history. In his novel "The Road to Wigan Pier," George Orwell dubbed Manchester “the belly and guts of the nation.” He was right. There’s something ever so Mancunian about letting it all hang out, about shunning snobbery and good looks. Although things are changing. Aesthetically honed urban regeneration programs are under way, although Manchester’s tough stomach remains intact. It’s a good thing too, as this is a city that loves to eat and drink. Hunker down in a traditional British boozer with ...See More a pint of ale and a pork pie or head to one of the city’s finest fusion restaurants. Lace your football boots on a tour of Old Trafford, take a trip back in time at the Imperial War Museum North or spend a morning in the quirky Northern Quarter, with its trendy delis and arty clothing stores. See Less
from our Editors
  • Velvet
  • VelvetWith soft satin pillowcases and gothic-style beds, chandeliers and wrought-iron lamps, Velvet exhales decadence and is...
  • ...
  • ...
  • AOL Travel Editors test hundreds of travel experiences at all price points. See their recommendations and make the most of your trip...
from Manchester
ALL Manchester articles