A hotbed of sporting activity, Manchester is proud to boast three magnificent sporting venues. Old Trafford is familiar to most as the Theatre of Dreams, home of Manchester United, but to others as one of the world’s premier cricket grounds. Across the city is the Etihad Stadium , home to Manchester City and host venue of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, an event that helped to revitalise the city and its communities. Find time to take in some sport during your stay!
Other things to do nearby
Try indoor skydiving - perfect for group bookings, first time flyers, skydivers and pro flyers.
A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre.
The tour starts with a short flight of steps before visitors can appreciate the awe-inspiring majesty of the natural caverns.
Try your hand at mountain climbing in a safe and secure environment, taster sessions and full courses are available at Chill Factore.
Prefer tarmac? You’ll find well-known hill climbs on our local roads. And there are family-friendly routes around Derwent Reservoir and the marvellous Monsal Trail.
If you’re looking for a healthy mix of road and off road cycling then Hathersage has it all.
One of Lancashire’s favourite sons, LS Lowry’s work is on permanent display at The Lowry, a state-of-the-art gallery and theatre complex in Salford Quays.
One of Manchester’s standout buildings, The John Rylands Library is, well, not particularly library-like.
Manchester’s vast and varied history is celebrated across a number of excellent museums which span the city.
Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.
Large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex with regular events, cinema and a range of places to eat. Visit the website
Visit the home of Manchester United and see the stadium through the eyes of the legends themselves.
Visit an underground wonderland in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Don't miss the fossils! Visit the website
Stride out on foot to discover this beautiful, vibrant city.
Salford Water Sports Centre is a state of the art facility. Learn how to sail, canoe, windsurf, kayak, and drive a power boat in a safe and secure environment.
There's a range of walks for all ages and abilities. From a gentle walk along the canal to Hebden Bridge or a serious hike along the Pennine Way.