24 Hours in Manchester

24 Hours in Manchester

A day in Manchester can be as full of excitement as you want, or relaxing and laid back.

With hundreds of different things to do and see, you can find the perfect attractions to make your visit complete.


The Manchester Museum is an excellent stop for all ages. Gaze at T-Rex fossils, ancient Egyptian artefacts, and even live amphibians and reptiles. Thousands of exhibits will make for an interesting day.

The Manchester Cathedral is a breath taking sight - whether outside or in. The gardens outside are quaint and relaxing, and you can soak in the amazing architecture of the Cathedral. Inside are ancient flags, stained glass windows and detailed wooden carvings. The Cathedral is free to visit, so check it out.

If you need an adrenaline rush, Aerial Extreme, Manchester, has got what you need. A high ropes adventure course with 38 obstacles to tackle. Included are air jumps, climbing walls and plenty more. No experience is needed, just a great sense of adventure. Having no fear of heights might help for the higher courses. Great exercise and fun for the whole family.

For history buffs, John Rylands Library dates back to the late 1800s. The collection of books is astounding. See a piece of the oldest bible copy is existence. Check out the Victorian toilets that are still in working order. And if you happen to stop in  around Easter time, send the kids on a dragon egg hunt. A beautiful, historical building to relax in and read a good book.


If you just want to shop until you drop, head on over to Market Street. Restaurants and shops of all kinds are awaiting you. The young people of Manchester know where to go to get the best clothes. If all that shopping wears you out, take a break in Albert Square. Ice skating is available during the winter, and just plain relaxing any other time. Stretch out on a bench and see the memorials and fountain, or just people watch.

If you or your children love horses, the Carrington Riding Centre is a great place to learn, or just ride. They even do birthday parties. There are many different horses and ponies and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

When you are ready for a little nightlife, The Royal Exchange Theatre is a unique glass-walled, seven-sided capsule that is literally suspended from pillars. Every seat has a fantastic view of the show, which is generally drama or comedy. One of the best rated shows in the UK.

There are plenty of hotels in Manchester to suit your budget. So book one today at expedia.co.uk. From hostels to five-star luxury suites, you can book the best one for your needs.

Manchester has it all.