Manchester Airport is located just nine miles from Manchester city centre, which means that within a 20 minute radius of most Manchester Airport hotels there is a huge array of attractions and places of interest. A comprehensive tourist guide to Manchester would require a website of its very own, however below you will find a few suggestions for some of Manchester’s major attractions which may interest you before or after your flight.
Manchester United Football Club
One of the largest and most successful football clubs in the world, Manchester United draw tens of thousands of spectators from near and far to each and every game at Old Trafford. Even if you don’t manage to see a game, it’s still well worth going to Old Trafford for the Museum and Stadium Tour and to visit the Man Utd Megastore.
A huge indoor shopping centre where you will find the latest designs from the most popular labels as well as a fantastic range of restaurants, bars and cafes and cinema complex.
For a breath of fresh air or a country stroll close to your Manchester Airport hotel, it’s hard to beat a visit to Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire. Walking through the park is a joy, the gardens are exquisite, and if you are lucky your visit might coincide with one of the many special events taking place there throughout the year.
Manchester Evening News Arena
The MEN Arena hosts live concerts featuring the biggest bands and pop stars from around the world. Check their event listings and you’ll probably find something on while you are here.
The Lowry is a centre for art and entertainment based in the Quays, a destination in its own right. Named after local artist LS Lowry, the Lowry Gallery permanently exhibits his work along with other temporary exhibitions, while the Theatre shows a broad range of cultural performances.