Manchester, with its buzzing, vibrant atmosphere, is an exciting cosmopolitan destination, perfect for a day out. Many attractions feature the rich industrial heritage of the city, immersing it within the contemporary cultural diversity. The interactive Science and Industry Museum is one such place, and provides a fun, yet educational, experience for all the family, while the unique idea of a Spy Mission Treasure Trail gives everyone the opportunity to explore Manchester.
Another chance to enjoy hands-on action is at the amazing Sea Life Centre, with tours, VIP experiences and a varied programme of events and exhibitions, or if sport is your preference, head for the Manchester United Stadium Tour. Man City offer similar - so whoever you support, there’s something for you.
Renowned for its culture, the numerous theatres are a testament to the city’s reputation as a hub for live performances. However, it has also gained an unparalleled admiration for its part in the UK music industry, with bands such as rock legends Oasis beginning their rise to stardom here.
Retail lovers are spoiled for choice with two great shopping centres - Manchester Arndale and intu Trafford. Home to the big-name brands, many designers base their flagship stores in this northern city. However, outside the bright lights, exclusive boutiques and quaint stores showcase artisan one-off pieces, including chunky handmade knitwear, studio pottery, harking back to the city’s days as a centre for ceramics, and mouth-blown art glass.
So whether you’re here on business or after a sumptuous meal followed by a show, taking the train from Bangor to Manchester is the best way to travel, and by downloading our easily accessible app, you can find the best deals, book tickets on the move and keep abreast of the travel updates.