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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“This is great especially if you are visiting Manchester. Football fans will love. If you visit make sure you are ready to take part in interactive football challenges as there are plenty of games to get involved in. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Premise
“Manchester Arndale is a large shopping centre in Manchester, England. The centre was built in the 1970s when many other cities were constructing large malls. Manchester Arndale is the largest of a chain of Arndale Centres built across the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. It was constructed in phases between 1972 and 1979, at a cost of £100 m.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Establishment
“It's the seat of the Manchester city football club and within 10 minutes walking distance from my flat .”
  • 42 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Premise
“It has every shop you could think of and a huge food hall if you get a little peckish walking around!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Blackpool Tower is one of the most famous and easily recognised landmarks in the UK. It’s visible from so far away, giving drivers along the motorway the reassurance that they are firmly in the North. But it’s not just a glorious sight to see as you approach the iconic seaside town, it’s also a tourist attraction that brings thousands of visitors a year to the seaside town. There’s so much to do there that you can spend an entire day inside and not be bored for one minute.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Establishment
“The MEN is the worlds busiest arena hosting some of the world's biggest music artists, comedians and other events. Check out the schedule and see if there is anything you fancy.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“You don't need to book but there is sometimes a waiting list. The pizzas are famous and cooked in a massive oven in front of your eyes. The business was recently bought out but the quality has stayed at the same high standards. You can also enjoy a drink in one of the bars in the square whilst you wait.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Manchesters largest country park in the city, 10 mins drive away, lots of walks, lake, views, kiddies park, monuments, farm, garden centre, ice cream vans, - often hosting special events like concerts, fairgrounds, etc. Even the pope came here once!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Castle
“A historic tourist spot with a rich and thrilling history that will interest both children and adults...”
  • 23 locals recommend
Church
“Don't miss the beautiful Manchester Cathedral located on Victoria Street. Free to enter and beautiful architecture. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Trail
“Lovely walk past numerous waterfalls (note you do have to pay to access the trail). In the summer end with a swim at Ingleton’s heated outdoor pool!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Establishment
“Boosting 10 restaurants and bar and the largest cinema screen outside of London there is always something happening at the Printworks.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“A place that needs no introduction! An expensive but definitely fun and memorable day out for all ages! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Water Park
“Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool is the UK's Largest Indoor Waterpark and with 18 slides and attractions. Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK's largest indoor waterpark, open year round and fun for all.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Zoo
“ Blackpool Zoo is an award winning family-friendly attraction with over 1500 rare and exotic animals. Ever fancied feeding a tiger or tickling a tapir's tummy? Animal experiences are a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with some incredible animals, whether you're helping to feed them or talking on the role of zoo keeper for a day.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Premise
“2nd major train station. Both this and Piccadilly are now linked with the Tram service in the City. ”
  • 11 locals recommend