Visit Manchester

Whether you’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, there are plenty of things to do in Manchester.

Be absorbed by the beautiful gothic architecture at John Rylands Library and Manchester Cathedral; take in fine art at Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth; or discover history, old and new, at Manchester Museum and the Imperial War Museum North.

Of course Manchester is synonymous with football: it’s written in our DNA. So make some time tour of the grounds of Manchester United and Manchester City, and discover the social history of the beautiful game at the National Football Museum

Things to do in Manchester

Salford Quays

Greater Manchester’s unique waterfront destination, situated just 15 minutes by tram from Manchester city centre and an ideal destination for a day out or weekend break.  You’ll find a wealth entertainment, leisure and cultural facilities on offer, including the Imperial War Museum North, Lancashire County Cricket Club, The Lowry, The Lowry Outlet Mall, Ordsall Hall and a range of water-based and sporting activities.  Image credit: Andy Rouse


Lego Land Discovery Centre

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is a world of colour, creativity and fun for children aged between 3 and 10 years old. Offering a a wealth of attractions, two rides, 4D cinema and more. A typical visit takes 2-3 hours, but you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester, Barton Square, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AS

Tel: 0844 844 8181



Ordsall Hall

Visit Salford’s engaging Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house, first recorded in 1177.  It has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts! Today you can visit the landscaped grounds, boasting hands on exhibitions, immersive room settings and a small cafe. Free entry

322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford, M5 3AN

Tel: 0161 872 0251



Imperial War Museum North

The Imperial War Museum North is located at The Quays, Greater Manchester’s fantastic waterfront destination in Salford. Visit our iconic museum in Manchester and explore how war affects people’s lives.

IWM North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ

Tel: 0161 836 4000




At the Fairview Hotel Collection we know what makes a great hotel, a warm welcome, quality surroundings and great service.

Our Brands