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Manchester travel guides

Read more about Manchester, our tips and tricks and much more.

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Why Manchester?

For an unforgettable trip to one of the most vibrant and interesting cities in the UK, book your Manchester flights with Ryanair.

When to book cheap flights to Manchester


When planning your Manchester flights, you should know that the city enjoys the warmest temperatures between June and August.  You’ll also find a jam-packed schedule of festivals and events including Manchester International Film Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival and Manchester Pride. Autumn is a lovely time to visit Manchester too – there’s always a palpable buzz about the city when football season begins.

Need a place to stay in Manchester?  Check out Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and places to stay in the city.


What to see in Manchester?

When you fly to Manchester, whether you’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, you’ll find Manchester offers something for everyone.  Discover the beautiful  gothic architecture at John Ryland’s Library and Manchester Cathedral. Take in the fine art at Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth and discover history, old and new, at Manchester Museum and the Imperial War Museum North.

Manchester is synonymous with football.  Take some time to tour the grounds of two of the biggest football clubs in the UK, Manchester United and Manchester City, and discover the social history of the beautiful game at the National Football Museum.


Getting around Manchester

Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you arrive in Manchester thanks to the fleet of buses, trams and trains. The compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular choice – you can easily navigate the city centre within 20 minutes by foot. Manchester is also an extremely bike friendly city  with dedicated routes throughout the city. When you fly to Manchester, purchasing a System One Travelcard will allow you to travel seamlessly around the city and go from bus to bus or from one transport mode to the other as many times as you like. Prefer your own set of wheels?  Book a rental car online with Ryanair Car Hire and your car will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive in Manchester.


What to eat in Manchester?

Manchester is well-known for its legendary Curry Mile. The Curry Mile is a nickname for the part of Wilmslow Road running through the centre of Rusholme in south Manchester. Famous throughout the UK for its fantastic wealth of Indian restaurants, Manchester's Curry Mile has the largest concentration of Asian restaurants in the UK including Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi and is thought to be the largest concentration of South Asian restaurants outside the Indian subcontinent. Manchester is also famous for its beer so be sure to check out the Northern Quarter otherwise known as the ‘Beer Quarter’.