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Manchester city breaks

Escape to Manchester for a memorable weekend break filled with culture, shopping, football and music. The UK’s second city definitely rivals London as a hub for entertainment – with some the best bars, clubs and restaurants in the country.

Explore the city on foot, stopping at iconic buildings like the gothic John Ryland’s Library or the ultra-modern Urbis Building – home to the National Football Museum. Learn about the history of Manchester at the Museum of Science and Industry and take a stroll down the canal. Then get a retail therapy fix at one of the many shopping districts, from designer names on Exchange Square to vintage markets in the Northern Quarter. Grab a bite to eat in Chinatown before heading to Oxford Road for some live music. Alternatively, visit Manchester United’s hallowed stadium in Old Trafford before going for a curry in Rusholme – an unforgettable experience awaits.

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See Manchester and beyond by car

The Lake District

Lakes fly-drive

Drive to the stunning Lake District and climb Scafell Pike. Explore the charming town of Kendal and sample its famous mint cake.Learn more
A tree in a Welsh field

Wales fly-drive

Drive over the border and see some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches, drive rugged coastline or walk Snowdonia, with breathtaking views.Learn more
Albert Dock in Liverpool

Nearby cities fly-drive

Take a day trip to nearby Liverpool, home of the Beatles, with art galleries, museums, theatres, the award-winning Beatles Story and Mersey Ferries.

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