Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy Manchester

Enjoy the area's theater scene, museums and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Manchester. Well known for its shopping, sporting events and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Opera House and Bridgewater Hall are a few of the top cultural sights. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Manchester

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Manchester a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • MediaCityUK (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Legoland Discovery Centre (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Blackley Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Withington Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Northenden Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Airkix Indoor Skydiving (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Manchester

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Manchester is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Piccadilly Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Peel Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Whitworth Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Platt Fields Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Buile Hill Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Heaton Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Manchester

Fly into Manchester (MAN), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), which is 27 mi (43.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Manchester Oxford Road Station, Manchester Manchester Oxford Road Station and Manchester Deansgate Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Manchester by catching a ride on the metro at St Peters Square Station, Mosley Street Station or Market Street Station.

Where to stay near Manchester?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 603 house rentals near Manchester. From 311 Condos/Apartments to 170 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Manchester is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Manchester?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Manchester:

  • Northern Quarter: 126 vacation rentals
  • Belle Vue: 69 vacation rentals
  • Central Retail District: 135 vacation rentals
  • New Islington: 84 vacation rentals
  • Old Trafford: 55 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Manchester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Manchester. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Manchester City Hall: 659 home rentals
  • Chorlton Ees Nature Reserve: 615 home rentals
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 647 home rentals
  • Manchester Conference Centre: 741 home rentals
  • Manchester Arena: 610 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Manchester listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Manchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 311 Condos/Apartments in Manchester. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Manchester include:

  • Houses: 170 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 91 lodging choices
  • Studios: 306 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Manchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 488 vacation homes with internet/wifi available in Manchester.

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