Manchester was one of the powerhouses of the Industrial Revolution, and this is evident in its skyline, dotted with former textile mills. There are many places to explore this tradition, including the Museum of Science and Industry, and the waterways of the Manchester Ship Canal.
For football fans (particularly those of Man Utd.), a tour around the legendary turf of Old Trafford (or the “Theatre of Dreams”, as it is locally known) is an essential stop when they travel to Manchester.
The city also has plenty of museums and cultural attractions, including the Gallery of English Costume, the Imperial War Museum North, and the People’s History Museum. The eponymous Manchester Museum displays ancient exhibits dating to the time of the dinosaurs and ancient Egypt.