Despite being famed for football and music, Manchester is a very down to earth, relaxed and friendly city.
Most of the museums are free allowing you to take in the city’s history and undeniable contemporary cultural pulse.
Indulge in a little retail therapy on King Street before signing up for an underground city tour or gothic ghost walk. For a home away from home dining experience Annie’s on Old Bank Street is the place for you, or experience inventive modern British cooking at the award winning Damson restaurant which boasts tremendous views across MediaCity and the Manchester Ship Canal.
Flybe flies to Manchester from George Best Belfast City Airport up to six times per day. www.flybe.com