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Welcome to Manchester: your new university town


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So, you got into University in Manchester. Let's me say welcome to out fabulous city!

One of the biggest cities within north west, there's tonnes that makes Manchester the vibrant city it is today such as its history, culture, nightlife, people, shopping, music, football, media and diversity.

Here are 10 places that you should visit when you get a break between your studies or when you just need a night out.

Christmas Markets ( A must see)

One of the largest and best markets in the country. This is the perfect destination for a festive trip out. Make your way through the city centre, watch as the city comes to life, enjoy the international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of this vibrant city.


Well might not have a castle; but we have the next best thing: a former Roman fort, located within Castlefield. It was founded c. AD 79 within the Roman province Of Britannia.

Manchester Arena

The Manchester Arena is an indoor arena in Manchester. It is one of the world's busiest indoor arenas, hosting music and sporting events such as boxing and swimming

Manchester Arndale

The go to place for fashion, books, food you name it they got it, there is nothing you cant find within this centre.

Media city

Visit the ongoing centre of our media industry.

Museum of Science and industry 

Originally called the North Western Museum of Science and Industry opened on 15 September 1983. Is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. Since 2007 the museum has organised an annual science festival in Manchester. The museums has displays on the themes of transport such as cars, aircraft and railway, power such as water, electricity, steam and gas engines, plus textiles, communications and computing.

National Football museum

People come from all over the world to enjoy this amazing historical football memorabilia. The museum is home to over 140,000 boots, balls, programmes, paintings, postcards and ceramics.

Palace theatre and Opera House

One of the main theaters within Manchester located on Oxford Street, and it's now one of the best equipped and popular theatres outside London. In its repertoire it hosts major touring musicals, and performances of opera and ballet along with various other comedy acts and one night concerts.

The Print Works

An urban entertainment venue offering a cinema, clubs and eateries.

Piccadilly Gardens

The heart and soul of the city centre surrounded by an exciting mix of historic and modern buildings. It is an accessible gateway to the city, it provides both work and leisure opportunities for a large number of people. It is within walking distance of Manchester's busy shopping and business areas and on the edge of the city's creative Northern Quarter. The perfect location for a range of music and cultural events that are held throughout the year, bringing together local families and visitors from further afield.

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