What Manchester does today, the world does tomorrow

Manchester Travel Guide

If you're looking for a taste of why Manchester is such a legendary city, then you have come to the right place.

Find out what makes Manchester famous, take a look at some of its popular sights and discover how to spend your time in and around the city.

City and United

Catch a home game of two footballing giants. City fans will try telling you United are not a Manchester team because they play outside the city centre in Trafford! 

Shop at Afflecks Palace

Go here for something unique. Dozens of independent stalls, small shops and boutiques operate in the one iconic building.

Eat out on Curry Mile

Head to Rusholme for the largest concentration of Indian restaurants in the UK.

Relax in Heaton Park

Heaton is the biggest park in Manchester and the largest urban park in Europe. Fun events are held here all through the year.

Public Holidays

  • 02 Jan
  • 14 Apr
  • 17 Apr
  • 01 May
  • 29 May
  • 28 Aug
  • 25 Dec
  • 26 Dec

Useful information


You must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes.

Drinking Age

Legal age for drinking in the UK is 18 and many places will ask for identification if you look under the age of 21.

Smoking laws

Smoking in enclosed public places is illegal in the UK.

Driving Age

The legal age for driving is 18.

Costs of Living

  • £0.80

    1 litre of milk

  • £1.50

    2 litres of water

  • £0.80

    A loaf of bread

  • £2.89

    Big Mac

  • £.065

    Can of Coke

  • £7 - £9


  • £2.50

    Coffee in a café

  • FREE from School Reception

    Cost of sim card

  • £5 - £15

    Entrance to clubs

  • £3.50


  • £17.00

    Average 2 course meal