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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, North West England.

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, North West England. Its metropolitan economy is the third largest in the United Kingdom. Manchester is the third-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, after London and Edinburgh.

Population: 514.417

The city is notable for its architecture, culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections. 

Manchester is a very exciting and interesting place to live!

  • The cost of living in Manchester is relatively cheap compared to many other places in the UK. Accommodation is roughly half the price compared to London and Dublin, for example. 
  • Is easy to travel to many other places in the UK quite quickly. Liverpool , Leeds and Sheffield are all about one hour by train. Wales is only an hour by car. Dublin is less than one hour by plane.  London is only 2 hours by train. 
  • Manchester is a major world city for football and music.

Manchester United and Manchester City are the two most important premier league football clubs and dominate national football. In addition Bolton and Wigan are both very important. Football is like a religion in Manchester! 

Rock and dance music are both very important in Manchester and most international musicians perform in Manchester as part of their tour. The main venus are the MEN arena, the Manchester Academy and smaller venues like the Night and Day cafe and Band on the wall. Many internationally famous groups started in Manchester.

Manchester experiences a temperate maritime climate, with warm summers and cool winters.The city's average of rain days are 140.4 days per annum. Winter temperatures in Manchester Average daytime temperature between November and February is around 5C (41F), with night-time lows of -1C (30F). Snowfalls are not common in the city.

Spring is the time for sunshine and showers. Summer and Autumn are the best seasons for a holiday or visit to the Manchester area. Temperatures stay warm, average daytime high is 20C (68F).

Manchester and North West England is well served by train. The city has one of the most extensive bus networks outside London with over 50 bus companies operating in the Greater Manchester region radiating from the city. Manchester also operates a three route zero-fare bus service called Metroshuttle which carries commuters around Manchester's business districts.

One-way Ticket: 2.50 £

Monthly Pass: 46.50 £

Places to visit in Manchester:

Aerial Extreme: Take to the treetops at Aerial Extreme in Manchester for some adrenalin pumping action! A high rope adventure course; swing, climb and jump between trees, 46 feet in the air. 

Manchester Museum: The museum boasts one of the largest collections of Egyptian artefacts in Britain, with many of the objects dating back to 10,000 BC. 

Cloud 23: Enjoy fabulous food and cocktails at Cloud 23 located in the Beetham Tower, the tallest building in Manchester. This contemporary restaurant and bar provides stunning views through its floor-to-ceiling windows across the ever changing skyline. 

Salford Watersports Centre: Enjoy a wide range of aquatic activities, such as sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. At the watersports centre, you can also take on the challenging climbing wall or go abseiling. The centre is open to everybody, with all levels of abilities.

Lowry Outlet Mall: Perfect for the fashion savvy and bargain hunters alike, The Lowry Outlet Mall has an abundance of shops offering discounts of up to 60%. There's something here for both men and women. 

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