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Venturing off to the Rainy City otherwise known as Manchester? Affectionately coined Cottonopolis Manchester is one of Great Britain's favorite destinations. Whether you are popping over for a short visit or an extended stay Manchester activities will keep you busy. Let Expedia help you to find things to do in Manchester and start planning your itinerary now.

While it's been said in every life a little rain must fall the weather won't stop you from enjoying Manchester tours. As you plot out your Manchester excursions on the map

find the best local and tourist spots that are a must-see. If you enjoy the great outdoors and animal life venture to Heaton Park the Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden and Bellevue Zoological Gardens. Are historical places at the top of your list in the Warehouse City? Attractions in Manchester include the People's History Museum the Gorton Monastery the Manchester Cathedral and the Manchester Museum. Do you love all things athletic? Catch a game of soccer otherwise known as football at the Old Trafford football stadium or pop over to Urbis the national museum dedicated to Britain's favorite sport none other than football. If you're interested in seeing the grey hounds race Belle Vue Stadium is the place to be. For a real thrill catch the slopes at the Chill Factore an indoor ski centre with snow year round.

You can count on when you are looking for adventure in Manchester. This is a city with quite a nightlife from the Palace Theatre to Band on the Wall to the Cornerhouse a building housing three cinemas a book shop bars and art galleries. If you have eclectic tastes the Manchester Opera House will give you an unforgettable experience with rich music and talented performers. Drop by the Ritz for live music or explore another culture at Chinatown. Manchester awaits you.

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This collection of restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries and other shops is one of Manchester’s most interesting cultural districts. 

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Northern Quarter

Taste craft beers and stroll down the lively streets of this alternative district, noticing the vinyl record stores, street art and indie fashion boutiques. 

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