This section of basic information about Manchester helps you get to know the city while planning your travel itinerary. The Industrial Revolution, football and music have all contributed to Manchester’s global fame. A city break will put you in the centre of Northwest England’s cosmopolitan life with its pioneering music scene, art galleries, museums, and football matches. 

Whether it’s your first holiday or you’re a regular visitor to Manchester, we’ve outlined the things you need to know, such as transport, weather, and important phone numbers. We’ve also thrown in a few fun bonuses, like seasonal activities, popular festivals, and mistakes to avoid when visiting Manchester. Armed with this knowledge, we’re confident that you’ll fully experience the best of the English city. 

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