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Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial past. The 18th-century canal system of the Castlefield conservation area recalls the city's days as a textile powerhouse, and visitors may follow this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry. The redeveloped dockyards at Salford Quays now host the Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry cultural centre.
Manchester has a variety of activities and attractions on offer. Being home to two of football's biggest teams, it's no surprise that there is plenty for fans of the beautiful game to explore throughout the city. Tours and behind-the-scenes experiences are available at both Manchester United and Manchester City's stadiums, or you can visit the National Football Museum to learn more about the game's history. Manchester is also home to some of the top theatres in the country, producing crowd-pleasing musicals as well as daring performance art. Les Misérables and Sister Act are among the high-rated musicals that you can spend an evening enjoying. Manchester is a historical hib, with plenty for history enthusiasts to take in. Manchester Museum is the most well-known museum in the city, famous for its collection of natural history and human artefacts. Their enormous collection includes everything from a fossilised tyrannosaurus rex named Stan to a tomb-like exhibition of over 16,000 ancient Egyptian artefacts. It is worth keeping an eye out for one of their enthralling 'Night in the Museum'-style after-hours events, where you can experience thought-provoking discussions and performances.
Manchester is suitable for anyone; you can make your trip to Manchester yours. For food lovers you can visit Chinatown which has a plethora of restaurants and delicious bakeries to choose from. Likewise, if you're into your craft beers, Manchester produces some of the finest in the world and can be found within walking distance from Piccadilly Gardens.
Ryanair has daily flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport, with numerous departure times to accommodate everyone.