Manchester is a welcoming city and offers different possibilities for accommodation.
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The splendid cathedral interiors are a wonderful example of late Medieval woodworking. In the northern part of the cathedral, the choir and ceiling are splendid and full of lively sculpted details, as are the special modern windows.
Manchester Town Hall, the city’s municipal building, was designed in Victorian Neo-Gothic style by Alfred Waterhouse and inaugurated in 1877. Among the particularly interesting rooms in the Town Hall are the Sculpture Hall and the Great Hall, decorated with a glazed skylight inscribed with the names of every mayor and chair of the council since 1838.
Inaugurated in 2000 in the wake of celebrations for the new millennium, The Lowry is a centre for the arts. Designed by the architect Michael Wilford, it is more or less triangular in shape and clad in sheets of aluminium and glass. Inside it offers two beautiful theatres and an art gallery.
The Library, a masterpiece of Victorian Neo-gothic architecture, is more like a castle or cathedral. John Rylands died in 1888 and was one of the most successful industrialists in Manchester. The library was commissioned in 1890 by his wife Enriqueta in his memory. The collections include the oldest known piece of the New Testament, the St. John Fragment, and other treasures, such as the medieval illuminated manuscripts and a 1476 edition of Canterbury Tales.
This early Victorian mansion house offers 12 acres of magnificent gardens of great charm. The house is open to the public and you can take long walks, eat in its restaurant and enjoy events organised throughout the year.
This multi-award winning museum is one of the top tourist attractions in England. Located 2 miles from the city centre, it is about the people and their stories and how their lives have been shaped by wars and conflict.
Four floors of displays and exhibitions in 15 galleries show collections from all over the world. The most famous galleries are the Egyptology galleries and the Prehistoric Life Gallery, while in the Vivarium you can see live reptiles and frogs. In addition to its permanent collections, the Museum also has regular temporary exhibitions and a programme of activities throughout the year.
Tatton Park offers a historical mansion house, a farm and more than 1,000 acres of parkland. The magnificent mansion house was built between 1780 and 1813 and preserves its original furnishings as well as an important collection of paintings and old books. Well worth a visit are the Japanese gardens, which have recently been renovated and are considered the best in Europe. The Park organises events throughout the year that make a visit all the more interesting.
Specialises in short breaks (3 or 4 day) to see Santa in Lapland. These magical holidays are a once in a lifetime chance to take the kids to experience this amazing Arctic winter wonderland and enjoy a private meeting with Santa. The classic short break or the slightly longer break to visit Santa in Lapland include flights from Manchester, and a transfer at the other end.