ATTRACTIONS NEAR MANCHESTER AIRPORT
There’s so much to see in Manchester, and it’s easy to reach the main attractions from our Manchester Airport hotel.
Whether you enjoy shopping, sports, outdoor adventures or dancing ‘til dawn, the uncrowned Capital of the North has something for you. Here Is a breakdown of some of Manchester’s biggest attractions.
- Wythenshawe Park - 8 km. Step into 109 hectares of beautiful parkland. Regardless of the weather, this gorgeous space is the perfect place to get away from the hubbub of the city. As well as neat flower beds and several listed buildings, you can explore striking wildflower meadows.
- Manchester Museum of Science and Industry - 14 km. Manchester’s contributions to the fields of industry and science have been vast over the years. This museum is the perfect venue for a day out, and with its 4D interactive theatre and interactive exhibits, it’s entertaining for all ages.
- Manchester United Football Club – 15 km. Visit the home of one of the biggest football clubs in the world – Manchester United. Old Trafford is an exciting attraction for football fans to visit, whether there is a game on or not.
- Chill Factore - 17 km. Chill out on the UK's longest indoor ski slope for a day to remember. If you are a first-timer, there is a beginners’ slope to ease you in. Plus, you can indulge in airboarding, snowscoot and sledging as well as skiing.
- Manchester City Football Club - 17 km. Manchester is famous for having two rival football teams. Visit the Etihad Stadium, home of Man City – it’s the fourth-largest stadium in the Premier League and the eighth-largest in the UK.
- The Trafford Centre - 17 km. This place is a shopper’s paradise. By retail size, it’s the second largest shopping centre in the country. It’s just as famous for its lavish design as it is for its size though – take a wander and marvel at the stunning marble and gold leaf features.
- Manchester Evening News Arena - 18 km. The Manchester Arena played host to the Commonwealth Games in 2002, and now holds regular music and sporting events. Several attendance records have been set there over time, with over a million customers being attracted each year.
- The John Rylands Library - 22 km. Step back in time at the breath-taking John Rylands Library, which is based in the Deansgate area of the city. The building welcomes readers as well as general visitors. Take in the late Victorian neo-Gothic architecture, and peruse the various exhibits and books on display.
- Chester Zoo - 53 km. Chester Zoo is the most-visited wildlife attraction in Britain. Along with tropical butterflies and rare parrots, you can see the big cat collection, and a diverse selection of freshwater and marine fish, aquatic invertebrates and amphibians.