REASONS TO VISIT Manchester
Home to world-famous football, renowned art galleries and a music scene that brought Oasis to centre stage – there’s lots to love about Manchester. Once the world’s manufacturing powerhouse, its former industrial buildings now bounce with energy. From the creative to culinary, there’s a wealth of treasures waiting to be discovered.
TO DO IN MANCHESTER
The Whitworth is proudly part of the University of Manchester and serves as a bridge between the University and the people of the city; a place to meet, play and learn in public. Its mission is to use art for social change; founded in 1889 as The Whitworth Institute and Park in memory of the industrialist Sir Joseph Whitworth for “the perpetual gratification of the people of Manchester”.
For more information, please visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth
Manchester City Football Club Stadium & Club Tour
Explore exclusive areas of the Etihad Stadium rarely seen by fans on this 75-minute guided tour. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite players, including a visit to the renowned Tunnel Club, the home dressing room, and the players' tunnel. Experience pitch-side views from the dugouts, interact with a virtual Pep Guardiola in the press room, and enjoy captivating stories, facts, and anecdotes throughout the tour.
RHS Garden Bridgewater
Explore 154 acres of stunning gardens in Salford's historic landscape at RHS Garden Bridgewater. This evolving oasis, crafted with input from award-winning designers and the local community, welcomes you with the vibrant Worsley Welcome Garden. Venture into the Paradise Garden for a captivating mix of Mediterranean and Asiatic plants. Indulge your senses in the abundant Kitchen Garden or wander through the winding paths of the Chinese Streamside Garden. Do not miss the natural play areas nestled in the shaded woodland for a delightful experience.
Manchester Music Trail
In Victorian times, specific areas in the city were designated for cultural activities, evident today in streets like Concert or Trumpet Lane. However, in the 20th century, the decline of industry transformed access to live music. While the 50s and 60s featured beat clubs in the intricate streets, later replaced by the Arndale, evenings in the city became quieter. Lunchtime discos were common, with famous artists like Otis Redding performing early enough for attendees to be home for dinner—quite different from the all-night Northern Soul events in Wigan.
What’s the weather like in Manchester?
At Manchester, the summers are short, cool, and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 1°C to 19°C and is rarely below -3°C or above 24°C.