Destination guide

Why people love visiting theatrical Manchester

Enjoy the area's theatre scene, museums and art galleries with a rental holiday home 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 trip with friends, holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Manchester a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Manchester

Fly into Manchester (MAN), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from the city centre. 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 travelling 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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 621 holiday rentals near Manchester. From 313 Condos/Apartments to 178 Houses, find unique holiday homes 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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Manchester:

  • Belle Vue: 73 holiday homes
  • Northern Quarter: 129 holiday homes
  • Didsbury: 18 holiday homes
  • Old Trafford: 60 holiday homes
  • Castlefield: 61 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes 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 homes near great places in Manchester. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Manchester Central (GMEX): 704 holiday rentals
  • Manchester Airport Station: 792 holiday rentals
  • Manchester Piccadilly Station: 720 holiday rentals
  • Old Trafford: 673 holiday rentals
  • Imperial Chinese Archway: 705 holiday 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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Manchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 313 Condos/Apartments in Manchester. Our other popular types of Manchester holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 178 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 97 holiday houses
  • Studios: 313 holiday houses

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.