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Manchester breaks

World famous for sport, music and culture, Manchester is full of life and one of the UK’s iconic cities. Go shopping at Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre, or see a football match at one of the city’s two famous clubs.

Explore the wealth of museums and galleries that dot the city, or take a boat cruise along the old Victorian waterways that stretch across Manchester.

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Music festivals in Manchester

Manchester is known for its brilliant music scene, which is in keeping with its superb festivals. The MIF (Manchester International Festival) is one such event, with many avant garde acts wowing crowds across the city, throughout July. This year, musical polymath Damon Albarn unveils his new musical wonder.land – based on Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland. Just across the Pennines in Yorkshire, Leeds Festival sees Metallica, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford & Sons entertain the huge crowds. Bramham Park plays host to the masses over the bank holiday weekend, 28 to 30 August. There is even a fun fair – so get on the waltzer.

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Explore Manchester

World famous football

World famous football

Home to the legendary Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs, there’s always great occasion in town when a game is on. Experience the buzz and excitement when the home team scores.

Amazing shopping

Amazing shopping

Selfridges, the Manchester Arndale, and a whole host of boutiques and major fashion houses are just waiting to be explored. Check out the latest fashions.

Wales

Wales

Drive over the boarder from England to Wales and use your Manchester car hire to visit some of this country’s essential attractions. Wales boasts some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches and a drive along the rugged Welsh coastline takes in beautiful bays and magnificent ocean views. Snowdonia National Park offers spectacular coastal scenery and superb walks, along a variety of family-friendly attractions. Fantastic architecture, first-class entertainment and excellent shopping await you on city breaks in Cardiff.

The Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester

Manchester

The Hard Rock Cafe Manchester is the largest in the UK, regularly holding concerts and special events. Located in the centre of Manchester, this cafe will rock your senses with authentic American fare, generous drinks and an awe-inspiring collection of rock memorabilia.

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Manchester and beyond

Manchester and beyond

The Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, and more of England’s stunning natural beauty lie just outside Manchester. Just a short journey from Manchester by car or rail is all it takes to experience a little slice of country life, with amazing vistas and rolling green landscapes.

Manchester weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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  • 12°Apr
  • 16°May
  • 19°Jun
  • 20°Jul
  • 20°Aug
  • 17°Sep
  • 14°Oct
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 69
  • 50
  • 61
  • 51
  • 61
  • 67
  • 54
  • 79
  • 74
  • 77
  • 78
  • 78
Average daily sunshine (hours)
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  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
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  • 2
  • 1

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