Accommodation and travel ideas in Manchester
Whilst there was a Roman fort where Manchester now stands, a town was not built until the 13th century, and it was only during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th & 19th centuries that it exploded from a medieval town into a vibrant city.
What to do
Manchester is famous for its music and nightlife scenes: if you're in the city between September and December, be sure to check out "The Warehouse Project" for some of the best live music and DJ sets in the world.
Historical attractions span all the ages in Manchester - from the Roman fort at Castlefield and the John Rylands Library with its 2nd century fragment of the New Testament up to the post-Reformation church of St Marys with its important art collection. History boffs will be in their element here!
Where to stay
The centre of Manchester has some great boutique, modern and quirky hotels, all in convenient locations close to attractions and amenities. There are also a number of B&Bs and hotels located slightly on the outskirts of the city. A rural bed and breakfast is perfect if you're looking for a slightly more laid-back holiday, away from the bustle of the city centre.
For those on a bit more of a budget, why not consider staying in some of Manchester's vacant university residences? Available primarily during the summer vacation period, these offer a comfortable and affordable accommodation option.