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What are the best places to stay in Manchester?
The Northern Quarter
Stay in Manchester’s chicest neighbourhood by booking accommodation in the Northern Quarter. Whether you’re looking for stylish boutiques, trendy wine bars, or cool independent cafes, the Northern Quarter has got it. This is also one of Manchester’s nightlife hubs and a top area to take in Manchester’s live music scene. The neighbourhood’s location along the northeast of the city centre means it’s a quick walk to public transport and many of Manchester’s top attractions. The Northern Quarter is a great neighbourhood for first-time visitors who book tickets to Manchester for a holiday.
Every major city needs an eclectic and “hipster” neighbourhood, and that’s what Chorlton is to Manchester. The inner suburb is located southwest of the city and is connected to the centre by tram. Chorlton is teeming with bohemian cafes, vintage shops, craft beer bars, and trendy vegan eateries to try while visiting England with plane tickets to Manchester. Chorlton Ees Nature Reserve and Beech Road are a couple of the must-visit places in Chorlton. Plan to stay in Chorlton when you book return flights to Manchester if you prefer local neighbourhoods over touristy city centres.
Stay in the midst of all the action by looking at Chinatown accommodation when you book airfare to Manchester. The neighbourhood is spread across a series of streets and laneways, making up a large portion of the city centre and claiming the title as Europe’s third largest Chinatown. The architecture is a cool contrast of Northern England’s brick and stone alongside traditional elements of Chinese design. Chinatown is teeming with great restaurants – plenty of Chinese options, but also cuisine from other Asian cultures, such as Thai and Japanese. Consider staying in Chinatown while holidaying on cheap flights to Manchester to be within walking distance of the city centre’s top attractions.
What is the best way to get around Manchester?
Manchester is the main hub of Northern England and offers a variety of transport options to catch while you’re holidaying on cheap flights to Manchester. You’ll have the option between the tram or the train after arriving on your flights to Manchester. The tram from Manchester Airport (MAN) arrives to the city centre in about 40 minutes, and the National Rail train zips between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly station in about 20 minutes.
Plan to make your way around the city centre by tram when you book airfare to Manchester. The Metrolink tram travels to a variety of areas around the centre and the Manchester suburbs across eight routes. You’ll also find six train stations around central Manchester, including the main stations of Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Quickly get from one side of the city to the other by catching the National Rail between stations. The train comes in handy if you’re planning any day trips when you book return flights to Manchester. Catch the train to spots like Liverpool, Leeds, and scenic countryside towns like Hebden Bridge.
There are more than 600 bus routes around the Manchester area. Most require a bus fare, but there are two free routes that are ideal for tourists visiting England on flights to Manchester. Each of these routes begins at Manchester Piccadilly station and loops around the inner city, making stops at popular areas like Deansgate, Albert Square, and Portland Street. You can also make the most of the city’s night buses if you’re planning any nights out in between your return flights to Manchester. There are 12 night bus routes — one of the UK’s most extensive night bus systems outside London. Some only operate late-night on Fridays and Saturdays, but many of them run on weekdays too.
Consider renting a car if you’re looking to venture outside of the city and off the beaten path while holidaying on flights to Manchester. Cheap hire cars can be booked directly through Webjet and picked up from Manchester Airport (MAN). Some places to visit by car include the Peak District National Park and the Bowland Fells.
How much time should I spend in Manchester?
Start your adventure around the UK with Webjet’s cheap flights to Manchester. Plan to base yourself in Northern England’s cultural capital for three to four days. Take advantage of the UK’s amazing rail system to visit nearby cities and villages while visiting England on flights to Manchester, or have a look at Webjet’s cheap domestic and international flights from there. Fly south to bustling London, head north to the historic city of Edinburgh, or even take the opportunity to tick other places off your European bucket list. Many major European cities are a quick direct flight from Manchester, including Paris, Berlin, Vienna, and Barcelona.