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The buzzing city of Manchester
Manchester is a huge metropolis in North West England and it is the country's third most visited city after London and Edinburgh. There are a lot of attractions to visit in Manchester such as an aquarium, indoor ski slope, a choice of museums and the set of Coronation Street. There are also two famous football stadiums, a convention centre and an arena.
Festivals in Manchester
There is a long list of events going on all year around in Manchester. The best known is arguably the Jazz Festival which happens at the end of July each year and goes on for two weeks. There is a full programme of music organised at various places around Manchester from halls and churches to hotels. In September and October the Manchester Literature Festival is laid on, and also during September the Manchester Food and Drink Festival attracts people from far and wide. For Chinese New Year, Manchester hosts lively celebrations in the centre with a parade, dancing dragons and music.
The Tourist Information Centre can be found at Piccadilly Plaza, so stop by and pick up maps and information about what's on and when.
The cost of living in Manchester is average for cities in the UK, and is a little bit cheaper than London for most things, including taxi fares.
Transport and accommodation prices in Manchester
Staying in budget accommodation in Manchester costs from £15 per person in shared rooms, and a 3 star hotel room is about £60 for a double.
Manchester Airport is proud of its transport 'Hub' where travellers can catch a train, taxi, coach, bus and metro to their final destination. There is a train which goes into Manchester Piccadilly; the journey takes around 15 minutes and the fare is roughly £4.50. The Metrolink leaves for the centre every 12 minutes and a ticket costs around £4.50. The number 43 bus goes via the city too, and hailing a taxi will cost roughly £18 for the 25 minute drive.
There is a large public transport system serving Manchester and the Metro Shuttle bus is free - there are 3 routes covering the major central areas. Hopping on a Stagecoach bus will cost roughly £1.50 a trip, and there are trams available - the price of a day ticket is approximately £5. It is possible to walk around most of the city for those who prefer to see the sites on foot.