Visitors on cheap holidays to Manchester encounter a variety of theatres, galleries, museums, nightclubs and sporting events, as well as other interesting sights on display. Book your travel package today with Direct Flights.
Manchester - Culture and Coronation Street
Often described as the United Kingdom's "Second City" or the "Capital of the North," Manchester was the world's first industrialised city, playing a central role during the Industrial Revolution. But Manchester is also a relatively young city and is now one of northern England's principal centres for the arts as well as commerce. Almost 260 km northwest of London, Manchester is near the scenic Pennine Hills, an area of low mountains, moors and picturesque dells that's called the "backbone of England." And Manchester City Centre is a proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its colourful and historic network of 19th century canals and mills. Manchester travel packages, which can easily be booked through Direct Flights, are very popular with travellers seeking holiday destinations with many different things to see and do, so take advantage of our cheap flights from Australia to Manchester today!
Visitors on cheap holidays to Manchester encounter a variety of theatres, galleries, museums, nightclubs and sporting events, as well as other interesting sights on display. The city's buildings feature architecture ranging from brilliant examples of the Victorian style to much more contemporary. Many of its buildings reflect Manchester's time as a global centre for the cotton trade.
Manchester's superb Town Hall dominates Albert Square. Built in the Gothic Revival style and considered to be one of the most important Victorian buildings in all of England, the Town Hall is a must-see, with a rich interior filled with sculpture and ornate decorations. The Manchester Art Gallery showcases a wonderful collection of continental European masters as well as British Pre-Raphaelite and modern art. The Imperial War Museum North is an extraordinary aluminium-clad building with breathtaking exhibits and compelling displays. Just across from the canal from the War Museum is The Lowry, a futuristic art gallery where visitors can browse hundreds of paintings and drawings by L.S. Lowry. The Manchester Museum offers a mixture of natural history and social sciences, but is most known for its Egyptology exhibits. Take advantage of Direct Flight's cheap flights to Manchester and begin your English holiday!
The city's largest museum - the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry - highlights the city's key role in the Industrial Revolution and includes two huge Victorian warehouses and the world's oldest passenger railway terminal. The museum features a collection of steam engines and locomotives, factory machinery from the mills, and an excellent exhibit that portrays the history of Manchester. If you're a transportation buff, the Museum of Transport is filled with old buses, fire engines and lorries that are up to 100 years old. Book destination activities like walking and sightseeing tours in Manchester with Direct Flights. Direct Flights can arrange all your cheap flights to Manchester as well as discount accommodation and car hire options in Manchester. Save heaps with Direct Flight's holiday packages to Manchester!
For a colourful change of pace from museums and art galleries, visitors on Manchester travel packages might go to Manchester's Chinatown, the home of one of the largest Chinese communities in Great Britain and only a short walk from the City Art Gallery. Sample Chinese delicacies from one of the district's many restaurants, and then pick up some Chinese handicrafts to take home.
Music and theatre lovers will not feel left out in Manchester. The city features a wide variety of pop music concerts at the busiest indoor arena in the world, while the Manchester Opera House features West End shows. The Opera House offers touring musicals, ballet, concerts and an outstanding Christmas pantomime. And sporting events: cricket of course, but Manchester's sports lifeblood is football. Take in a game when Manchester United or Manchester City is playing and you'll be sure to see lots of local colour as well as a great contest.
There's something for everyone in Manchester: other popular points of interest include Barton Arcade, the festive Boardwalk area, Piccadilly Gardens, and Granada Studio, the home of the fabulously popular, incredibly long-running television serial "Coronation Street." But your accommodation in Manchester is also ideal as a base for travel to other portions of northwestern England. Just catch one of the cheap flights to Manchester that you can easily book through Direct Flights, and off you go! The Peak District National Park is just east of Manchester and offers climbing and hiking for nature lovers. And the beautiful English Lake District, the seaside resorts of Blackpool, Southport, Morecambe and Lytham St. Annes, and Chester and Lancaster, two classic English cities, are each only about an hour's drive away. Liverpool, with its extensively restored docks and strong connections with the Beatles, is even closer.
Manchester Airport provides airline service to and from many cities in The United Kingdom like Sheffield, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Bristol, and Edinburgh; cities in Europe such as Paris, Prague, Budapest, Frankfurt, Rome, Palermo, Barcelona, Madrid and Amsterdam; North American cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle, the Caribbean, African cities such as Cairo and Johannesburg, the Middle East, and Asian cities like Bangkok, Tokyo, Phuket, Bali and Sydney. Whether you're travelling from Australia or Austin, flights to Manchester are plentiful and discount travel to Manchester is very easy to arrange. Visit the online booking system operated by Direct Flights for your discount travel to Manchester.