Visit Manchester: Must See Sites, Whatever Your Mood

As most of you know, I lived in Manchester for a long period of time and it was one of the best times of my life. Manchester is such a vibrant city and it has so much to offer people visiting it.

From unique bars and restaurants to crazy hidden statues; I often go back to Manchester to visit some of my closest friends, including the sexy @inthefrow, for a good old catch up and explore around the city.

But I thought I would create a little section on what to see and do based on popular preferences. I could however go on and on about this, but I will restrain myself to four key areas.

For the Sports Fan

The Football Museum, Old Trafford football stadium, Chill Factore, the water sports centre at Salford Quays...the list of sporting activities and tours to see and do in Manchester is endless.

Personally, I loved visiting the water sports centre down in Salford Quays – each Sunday they had an event on that was always fun to watch (and it’s close to the Old Trafford Ground if you wanted to combine the two). 

Also, if you're in the Trafford area of Manchester and you love your snowboarding or skiing then I would definitely head over to the Trafford Centre and pay a visit to the Chill Factor-e. 

For the History Buff

Manchester is full of old historic buildings, such as the beautiful town hall and the John Rylands Library (which is seriously like something from Harry Potter). Another great historical place to visit is the underground city/caves tours of Manchester – if you do opt for this make sure you book in advance as it always sells out. 

Also, make sure that you pay a visit to the Mr Thomas Chop House – serving up amazing homemade British food in one of the oldest (and smallest) pubs in the world.

For the Shop-a-Holic

Well, what can I say... If you love to shop, then you have come to the right place. From the hustle and bustle of Market Street and the Arndale Centre (the main Manchester city centre highstreet) to the giant Primark store (the biggest one in the world) to the rather fancy Selfridges and Harvey Nicks store... and let’s not forget the humongous Trafford Centre. In short Manchester is a shopping paradise.

For the Vintage-Lover

If you love retro clothing and home wear dating back to the 1930s, then you need to visit the renowned Northern Quarter of Manchester. Here you will find huge range of vintage stores to suit any retro taste – for fab retro furniture, make sure that you pay a visit to Pop Boutique.

The Manchester 411:

So if all my ranting and raving about Manchester has convinced you to take a trip, then here's a little more information or should I say the 411 on Manchester. 

Places to Stay: Manchester has so many great places to stay that can also fit any mood. Accor hotels also have a selection of hotels in Manchester here*.

Information: For more information on things to see and do in Manchester then you can recommend visiting the Visit Mcr Website.

Whats On & Offers: When living in Manchester I always had a sneak peak at the Manchester Confidential which lists all the events and offers for things in Manchester.

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