Manchester, England

Manchester, England

Experience Manchester

Manchester is a destination with appeal for a wide variety of interests.  It has something for scientists, for nature-lovers, for history buffs or for shopping with a distinct flair.  Manchester is known for its textile manufacturing history during the Industrial Revolution.  The great majority of cotton spinning took place there and for a time it was the most productive center of cotton processing and ultimately the world’s largest marketplace for cotton goods. Australia and New Zealand still use the term “manchester” for household linen.  Many of those mills remain as they were left upon closure while others have been renovated into modern apartments.  Award-winning Heaton Park in the north of the city is one of the largest municipal parks in Europe covering 610 acres.  The city has 135 parks, gardens and open spaces.

  • Manchester’s population is over 500,000 while the urban area has about 2.5 million inhabitants.
  • A village was founded at this location in the 1st century; it was given a town charter in 1301 then received city status in 1853.
  • Manchester is the busiest UK airport outside of London.
  • The city is well-served by the rail network of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
  • Manchester Metrolink, their lightweight tram system opened in 1992 and is the largest in the UK.
  • They have the most extensive bus network outside of London.
  • There are a number of large cultural venues for dance, orchestral and operatic performances.
  • Manchester City and Manchester United are two well-known football clubs. 

There are a multitude of hotel options in the city. There is something to meet every financial, cultural and historical need. VoomaGo has worked with our network of Locals and partnered with a few vetted accommodations and options. When we’re building your trip with you, we can discuss the availability and right fit for your needs.

A day in Manchester…

Manchester is a city that truly offers something for everybody. The marks of the Industrial Revolution and capitalism are still very prominent and a testimony to its role in pioneering significant developments during the Industrial Age, so don’t miss MOSI (Museum Of Science and Industry.

To appreciate the contrast of old and modern architecture it is strongly recommended that you walk in Spinninfields, The Printworks and Castlefield, there you will appreciate great historical landmarks, fun pubs and cafes along the canals, parks, stunning architecture and a great vibe. Of course you must grap a pint or two for a full experience!

Finally, hop on the G-mex a metrolink from Deansgate and head to the Lowry to walk around the canals and enjoy the incredible architecture around the arts performing center.

Experiences in Manchester

Hiking in the Lake District

The breathtaking landscape, tranquil surroundings, and picturesque scenes of the Lake District have been the inspiration for many English literates and…

Manchester, England