Manchester is commonly known as England's second city. Once the world's first industrialized city, it is now a major cultural hub, famous for its architecture, musical exports, scientific and engineering firsts, extensive libraries and glorious sporting history.
PIA is currently flying to Manchester once a week.
BEST TIME TO GO
Between May and September, when the weather is warm and the city's events calendar is packed, is usually the best time to visit Manchester. The weather in the summers is quite pleasant and with rain. September starts to get a little cooler.
TOP 5 PLACES TO SEE
CHETHAM’S LIBRARY - dating back nearly 400 years, it is the oldest public collection library in the United Kingdom. The library has been a haven for scholars ever since, including Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and is home to over 100,000 books that are open to the public. Library visits are by appointment or guided tours.
OLD TRAFFORD STADIUM – home to Manchester United, one of the best-known football clubs in the world, it’s one of the largest stadiums in the United Kingdom. Appropriately called the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, it’s a true football fan’s delight, when the atmosphere on match days is electric, and there’s lots to see and experience.
MANCHESTER ART GALLERY - known for its extensive collection of European oil paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs dating back between the 15th and 21st centuries, the Art Gallery also houses many ancient decorative pieces, ranging from coins, ceramics and armours to dollhouses, furniture and jade carvings.
MANCHESTER TOWN HALL - completed in 1877, the town hall has impressive architecture and a striking clock tower reminiscent of the Houses of Parliament in London.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY MUSEUM – sitting in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, the Science and Industry Museum is a place full of amazing objects and revolutionary ideas that changed the world forever. There are extensive displays on the theme of transport, power, textiles, communications and computing.
THINGS TO DO
SHOPPING – no trip is complete without shopping. The Intu Trafford Centre is the most popular mall and has everyone's favorite brands. Visitors can also catch the latest blockbusters at the Odeon Imax or go deep underwater at Sea Life or also explore Legoland Discovery Center.
HEATON PARK - among the biggest city parks in the United Kingdom, spanning more than 600 acres, Heaton Park has a number of gardens, a golf course, several ponds, and a many well-preserved historical buildings. A popular spot for families, one can easily spend a day relaxing here, with children enjoying the playgrounds and boating lake.
CASTLE FIELD - once the site of a Roman-era fort and terminating point of the world’s first industrial canal, Castlefield is an Urban Heritage Park and a charming conservation area. It’s one of the most peaceful areas in the city where you can spend the day exploring and sampling delicious food and drinks from local bars and restaurants.
FLIGHTS TO MANCHESTER
(*limited flights from Islamabad currently. Regular operation to resume soon)
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MANCHESTER AND BEYOND
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