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 highlights

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)
Transport

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 around Manchester?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 619 holiday lettings near Manchester. From 295 Condos/Apartments to 185 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation 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 are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Manchester:

  • Belle Vue: 58 holiday homes
  • Old Trafford: 90 holiday homes
  • Chorlton-on-Medlock: 46 holiday homes
  • Openshaw: 18 holiday homes
  • Castlefield: 42 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Manchester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Manchester. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Manchester City Hall: 701 holiday lettings
  • Manchester Swinton Station: 634 holiday lettings
  • Manchester Jewish Museum: 713 holiday lettings
  • CIS Solar Tower: 768 holiday lettings
  • Manchester Victoria Station: 761 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Manchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 295 Condos/Apartments in Manchester. Our other popular types of Manchester holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 185 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 98 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 299 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Manchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Manchester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.