Lonely Planet names Manchester as one of 30 must-visit locations


Global travel authority Lonely Planet has unveiled its top destinations to visit in 2023, with Manchester making the cut as one of 30 must-visit locations.

Manchester is the only UK city to feature in the Best in Travel 2023 list, which also includes cities as varied as Lima in Peru, Ghana’s capital Accra, and Sydney, Australia, as well as regions, states, and countries such as New Mexico, South Scotland, Zambia, and Jordan.

The city features in the ‘Learn’ category, which highlights Manchester’s dynamic arts scene and describes it as a place that has ‘grown in both size and renown in recent years, metamorphosing into a brilliantly creative, proudly musical, and gastronomically diverse hub. Quite simply, it’s one of the best – if not the best – cities in the UK with something for everyone.’

The accolade – which Manchester also received in 2016 on the back of the reopening of the Whitworth Art Gallery and opening of HOME in 2015, as well as the reopening of Manchester Central Library in 2014 – highlights the upcoming reopening of Manchester Museum, the recently expanded Manchester Jewish Museum, the incoming Factory International, and the newly-opened Castlefield Viaduct, as reasons to visit in 2023.

To learn more about what Manchester has on offer for visitors, check out: Marketing Manchester.

Each year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 lists start with nominations from Lonely Planet’s vast community of staff, writers, bloggers, publishing partners and more. The nominations are whittled down by its panel of travel experts to just 30 destinations. Each is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences, ‘wow’ factor and its ongoing commitment to sustainability, community, and diversity. To read more about Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 list, click here.

Not only is Manchester a great place to visit, it’s also a great place to live.

The City Centre offers a mix of modern high-rise apartment buildings as well as converted mills and older building steeped in heritage. With popular suburbs surrounding the city, all within easy reach all offering a place to call home should you wish to reside here. Take a look at our latest properties that we have for sale in and around Manchester.

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