Are you looking to go sightseeing in Manchester? From museums to river cruises, football stadiums to the Manchester Apollo, there’s so much to see and do. Here’s our list of the best spots in Manchester to go sightseeing.
Football Stadiums in Manchester
We can’t talk about sightseeing in Manchester without mentioning their football stadiums. If you’re a Man United fan you’ll want to drop by to Old Trafford stadium or if you’re a Man City fan you’ll want to visit the Etihad Stadium, both of which do great stadium tours. Regardless of who you support, if you’re a footie fanatic, a trip to the Manchester Football Museum is a must.
Science and Industry Museum
Located on Liverpool road, the Science and Industry museum sits on the site of the world’s oldest railroad station. Immerse yourself in the history of Manchester and explore the 250 years of innovations and ideas born in Manchester that have gone on to change the world. Find out more about the interactive and educational exhibitions they’re running here.
Imperial War Museum
Another one for those interested in history is the Imperial War Museum. Located along the Quays on Trafford Wharf Road, the IWM North delivers an award-winning immersive experience telling visitors powerful stories dating back to the First World War and onwards.
Dating back to the 1400’s, the Manchester Cathedral sits on the banks of the River Irwell in the heart of the Medieval quarter. Standing for 600 years, the Cathedral is steeped in history and coined as a masterpiece of medieval architecture. More information on their site here.
If you’re into Asian food or culture, Manchester’s Chinatown is a must-see. Located on Faulkner Street, it’s the second largest Chinatown in the UK, meaning there are so many cool things to see and delicious restaurants to choose from.
Stretching over 600 acres, Heaton Park is the biggest park in the greater Manchester area. Aside from being a gorgeous city park, there is lots to do and see. With historical buildings and landmarks such as Heaton Hall and a huge range of activities including golf, animal farms, rowing boats and more, you could spend your whole trip in the park alone! Check out more information on what to see and do in Heaton Park here.
Canal Boat Trips
Why not take in the sights of Manchester from the river and do a canal boat trip? Manchester River Cruises hosts an array of boat tours from evening sunset cruises to Broadway boat parties! It’s definitely a great way to see the city.
Sightseeing Bus in Manchester
If you’re staying in Manchester for a day or two and want a quick fix of the best sights, there’s plenty of great hop on hop off bus tours to do. You can check out one of these tours here with adult tickets going for just £12.
Hotel Near the Best Sights in Manchester
Now that you know what attractions to visit in Manchester, all you need is a place to come back and relax after your fun-filled days of sightseeing! Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre is a stylish, modern hotel in the heart of the city, ideally located near all of the best sights. Check out our 4-star hotel rooms in Manchester city centre today.