Greater Manchester Tourist Information

Trafford Centre

Trafford Centre

Greater Mancester

The Greater Manchester Region surrounding Manchester city centre is a diverse collection of suburbs rich in industrial heritage including large metropolitan towns like Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Salford and Stockport. All have excellent transport connections to Manchester city centre, with many like Bury, Salford and Trafford linked to the city centre by the fast Metrolink tram service.

Cutting edge attractions and world class museums and galleries are across Greater Manchester including the Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry at Salford Quays, the Manchester United Stadium Tour at Old Trafford and premier shopping village The Trafford Centre.

If you’re looking for a budget quality base with excellent links to the city centre and Manchester Airport, stay in the Stockport area also offering easy access into the Peak District. Take a tour of the superb Hat Works Museum in Stockport, the only museum dedicated to the hatting industry with over 400 hats from across the globe. Fascinating Air Raid Shelters used during the Second World War are also in Stockport, open for tours.

See hidden gem artworks in GalleryOldham and explore the interactive galleries of Touchstones Rochdale with exhibits on the history of people from the area including the famous Gracie Fields. Some of the finest legendary markets can be found around Greater Manchester, many of which like Bury Market have featured extensively on TV!

Premier conference and business hotels are in Greater Manchester, particularly in larger urban centres like Bolton. A visit to the Bolton Museum with its fascinating collection of quirky exhibits and Aquarium is great fun for families and discover cutting edge drama at the fantastic Octagon Theatre in Bolton centre where you’ll often catch great children’s theatre and classic Shakespeare performances alongside film screenings and talks. Find quality accommodation at an affordable price within easy reach of Manchester centre – browse Greater Manchester Accommodation and book online.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.