Our guide to the best days out in... Greater Manchester

With the buzzing cities of Manchester, Salford and loads more besides, there’s plenty to see and do in Greater Manchester.

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Greater Manchester

Days out in Greater Manchester

Manchester has cracking footy (whether you prefer red or blue), great restaurants and tons of cult music. Salford has a stunning culture and entertainment hub at the Quays and it’s also home to punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke (‘Evidently Chickentown’ is a classic).

But what else is good in this famous county? Stockport still has a gorgeous Art Deco cinema. Wigan has supercar racing at the Three Sisters circuit. And you can grab a pint at Ye Olde Man & Scythe in Bolton – it first opened in 1251 AD but they’ve upped the prices a little bit since then (we tried).

Kids followed you on holiday again? Get them out your hair for a while at the likes of the Legoland Discovery Centre, Sea Life and Play Factore.

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A little more info about Greater Manchester

Manchester sits neatly in the middle of a triangle, equal distances from Sheffield, Leeds and Liverpool.


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Amazing attractions in Greater Manchester

SEA LIFE Manchester

With sharks, clownfish, turtles and rays, there are as many unusual characters at SEA LIFE Manchester as at a night out at the Hacienda... Keep reading

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester

Wondering whether LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester lives up to its billing as ‘the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground’? For sure it does – and then... Keep reading

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Football. Fashion. Music. Manchester’s got so much to answer for.

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