A City break is possibly one the of the quickest ways to recharge your batteries. A chance to explore another part of the country and indulge yourself in culture and food. The UK is a wonderland of enchanting cities, sprawling countryside, and cobbled roads. Although sunshine and blue skies are never guaranteed, it is impossible not to fall in love with our country’s many charms, and for those searching for a city break, you needn’t go far from home.
One of the Cities that is high on my ‘must visit’ list is Manchester.
For those who appreciate rich industrial history and cool independent vibe then Manchester is the one to head to.
Manchester’s rich history and contemporary energy combine in its galleries and museums. This iconic British city was at the heart of the industrial revolution, and many of the vast, low-rise factories and storehouses that define its urban landscape have been converted into compelling arts spaces. Recent investment has helped reinvigorate Manchester’s centre, once something of a ghost town: now hipster bars and scruffy record shops mix with soaring new developments.
Dan and I have both never visited, and have heard brilliant things about the cafe scene, shops and restaurants. With it being just over a 3 hour drive or train journey from Bristol, we could easily take off on a Friday afternoon and be back Sunday evening – leaving the kids with their grand parents.
There are plenty of beautiful boutique Manchester Hotels to choose from. I’m thinking of a cute little place, tucked out of the way. Close to independent shops and eateries.
Do you know Manchester? Got any tips? Where shall we visit?
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Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.