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Fun Things to do in Manchester

Fun Things to do in Manchester

 Manchester is the second-largest city in England. It is surrounded by countryside and the gorgeous Pennine mountains. While the city of Manchester has a rich heritage and history, it also has very well-known music, science, and transport backgrounds. It is home to the world’s first inter-city passenger railway station.

Manchester has a very vibrant urban atmosphere with fantastic nightlife. It is world-famous for its two Football Clubs - Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC. You can easily reach Manchester by road, rail, and air.

Manchester sees a lot of immigration with people from all over the world travelling and settling here. If you plan to shift to the UK and settle in Manchester, you should contact immigration lawyers in Manchester to help with all the visa formalities, passport queries, insurance, and shifting.

Without further ado, let us look at some fun things to do in this buzzing city.

Manchester Museum

This museum, which is England’s biggest museum based in a university, has a collection of over 4.5 million rare items from across the globe. The structure is nestled within a beautiful gothic-style building that showcases medieval archaeology and natural history. It boasts of many galleries focusing on diverse topics from fossils to the ancient world and world culture.

Manchester Art Gallery

The Manchester Art Gallery (1823) boasts of and displays some of the best local and international work with an extensive collection that spans many hundred years. This gallery has paintings by Gainsborough, Turner, and Pissarro.

 Museum of Science and History

This museum has many displays in transport, power generation, mechanical dynamics and computing. It has a special edition for enthusiasts to learn about the booming transport industry with a small ride on a train from 1830 coupled with a demonstration of original machines used over the last 300 years. It’s a fascinating journey into the history of transportation.

 Old Trafford

If you are a football fan, you are likely to spend the entire day here. A visit to Old Trafford football stadium, which is the home ground of the Manchester United Football Club since 1910, shows you just why this football club is so well known and world-famous. This is the largest and most iconic stadium in England. You can book a tour to avail yourself of a truly unparalleled experience of stepping onto the grounds, backstage and a special visit to their museum.


The Chinatown in Manchester is the second largest in England. It has a plethora of restaurants, supermarkets, and authentic Chinese merchandise shops. It is also home to a large East Asian community. The entire area is marked by the paifang arch (Chinese architectural style). As it is all over the world, Chinatown is very colourful, diverse, and rich in cultural heritage with some popular ethnic restaurants.

 Heaton Park

This park is the most significant public green space in Europe and spans over 600 acres. It is a great place to enjoy a day picnic with family and friends.


Also known as Mancunium, this was originally a Roman fort built in 79 AD. It marked the first settlement in the Manchester area. During the Industrial Revolution, this fort was broken to progress local industry and manufacturing. Even today, the ruins of this fort are visible and well worth a visit. The layout of the civilian settlement that grew around the fort in Roman times is quite exciting and visual.

 Manchester’s Craft Beer

Manchester has always been known for the authentic craft beer made here. The city and surrounding areas have quite a few pubs and breweries offering real ale and home-brewed craft beer. Some of the well-known places to visit would be Port Street Beer House, Bar Fringe, Beermoth and The Hope, which has its own microbrewery in the basement.

 Northern Quarter

This is the city’s bohemian capital, full of independent businesses, boutiques and cafés. It is a shopping haven with many boutiques and fashion designers hidden in the Quarter’s back streets. After dark, this place boasts of the best nightlife with jazz bars, music venues, and secret speakeasies.

 There is so much more which you can do in Manchester. Besides just visiting the monuments and heritage sites or eating and drinking at the local cafes, there are some really unique things to do here. If that interests you, then you will be in for a treat! You will find a selection of fun-filled activities to do for adults, couples and children as well. There are activities like the Treasure Hunt, Silent Disco, Indoor Skydiving, The Crystal Maze, Bubble Football, Virtual Hideout, and Tatton Park Segway Adventure for families.

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Published: 22 August 2021

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