Manchester Visitor information


An Introduction to Manchester

It was only in the Industrial Revolution of 18th and 19th centuries that Manchester exploded from a medieval town. The life of the city was the subject matter of artists such as Lowry. The new Manchester wheel in the Millennium quarter offers the chance to see the city from an elevated height.

Attractions in Manchester

Historical attractions in Manchester include 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, via England's widest cathedral. The Air Raid Shelters at Stockport gained the award for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at Manchester Tourism Awards 2010.

Travelling to Manchester

By Car

The A57, A34, A665 and A6 connect to run as a ring road around the city, further out the M60 connects to the M56, M66, M67 and the M62.

By Train

There are many train stations in Manchester: Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Densgate Rail and Salford central rail. All are connected to each other and run regular services between one another and connect to London Waterloo.

By Air

Manchester has it's own international airport and this is a 20 minute drive to the centre of Manchester. Bus and train services are also avaliable.

By Bus and Coach

National Express run coaches to Manchester regularly and the journey is over 5 hours from London. Bus operators in the area include Arriva, Stagecoach and First.