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Capital of the North
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports. Also called Second City, this young, cutting-edge city is often seen as London's more manageable and friendlier younger sibling, with its multitude of laid-back shopping, cultural, and entertainment facilities. Though it once had a negative reputation dating back to its industrial past, the city now has a vibrant air, attracting thousands of permanent settlers each year, and drawing millions of tourists who use it as a base to explore northern England and North Wales. Manchester is in Greater Manchester. Plan your trip to Manchester and other United Kingdom destinations using our handy United Kingdom journey planner.
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Top tours near Manchester
Skip the Line: The Beatles Story Experience Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $21
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $14
Duration: 50 to 160 minutes
North York Moors, Whitby and The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $61
Duration: 8 hours 15 minutes
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