Labelled as the Capital of the North, Manchester is a rapidly developing city which has overcome industrial decline to become the cosmopolitan metropolis it is today.
Famed for its football teams and music scene, top attractions include The Lowry art complex, shopping at the Arndale centre and the Canal Street for nightlife.
Less than two hours from the city are three National Parks; Lake District, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales and the Airport has excellent road and rail connections.
National Rail connections can found at Manchester Airport railway station. The Airport is also on Manchester Metrolink tram system.