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Things to do in Manchester

Manchester is one of the UK’s cultural treasures. It’s the third most visited city after London and Edinburgh, so you won’t be stuck for things to do and see when you visit. The city has an incredibly rich industrial and cultural heritage. It was the site of the world’s first ever passenger railway station. It's the place where scientists first split the atom. It was even the birthplace of capitalism and communism, as well as women’s suffrage. Quite an impressive list of achievements!

Undeniably a forward-thinking city, Manchester remains proud of its colourful, pioneering history. This becomes crystal clear when you look at the list of the most popular places to visit in Manchester.

When in Manchester, pay a visit to the John Rylands Library. It's home to one of the largest collections of books in the UK. Or you can experience what it was like to work in one of Manchester’s mills at the Museum of Science and Industry. You can even attend a play at the renowned Royal Exchange Theatre. Afterwards, why not enjoy some peace and quiet at Manchester Cathedral or explore some of the moving exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum. Whether you’re interested in history, drama, architecture or politics, Manchester attractions won’t disappoint.

Best Manchester attractions

Where to stay in Manchester

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Manchester

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
The PropertyDelph 1.5 miles. A delightful Five Star standard semi-detached Delph cottage, situated in a rural position in Standedge, close to the village of Delph, at the start of the Castleshaw Valley on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border. Located on the edge of the Saddl  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Very Good 

10

Holiday cottage rental

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Gorsey Cottage dates back to 1740 and is set within 20 acres of rolling farmland. The Cottage has real farmhouse character with oak beams and stunning views. Gorsey Bank is situated directly on the famous "Oldham way" ideal for a walking Holiday or a relaxin  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

33

Apartment rental in Manchester

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Superb two bedroom self-contained, private, first floor apartment. 69m2. Conveniently located in leafy, South Manchester, this apartment is only a 15 minutes journey from Manchester City Centre, a 10 minutes journey from the University District and a 20 minutes journe  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
In the Heart of Manchester City Centre with Private Parking included. The apartment is situated in a quieter location next to the 5* Lowry Hotel. The apartment is well placed to walk to the bars and restaurants of Deansgate and Spinningfields and it will take you less t  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £1260 / week

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from £110 / night

10

Manchester holiday hotel apartment rental

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
** Note: Please enquire about availability of your dates before booking. Manchester City luxury apartments & affordable hotels which are reasonably priced, and also furnished to the highest specifications, including fully equipped contemporary kitchens for self caterin  …see more

from £240 / night

£1750 / week

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from £240 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Manchester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The house is located in Fallowfield south of the city centre. It is less than ten years old, in a secluded location approached by a landscaped footpath from a code access secure car park. Manchester University and the main hospitals are within ten minutes by car. Sev  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
** Note: Please enquire about availability of your dates before booking. Manchester City luxury apartments & affordable aparthotels which are reasonably priced, and also furnished to the highest specifications, including fully equipped contemporary kitchens for self ca  …see more

from £240 / night

£1750 / week

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from £240 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Hotel apartment rental in Manchester

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Green View is a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment with a spacious dining room. kitchen area and utensils. Street parking available. Car Park usage optional.Sleeping arrangements as follows:Master bedroom - 2 bedsSecond bedroom - 2 or 4 bedsDining Room - Option of another 2  …see more

from £95 / night

£575 - £2219 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

2 14 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We are located in prime residential neighborhood and about 1.8 miles from City Centre Clubs etc.. We are located very near public transport to City very easy 1 minute. We are 2 minute walk from Bus stop for Buses going to City Centre. Rowan Estates is a stunning modern  …see more

from £79 / night

£595 - £3031 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Good 

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Holiday hotel apartment in Manchester

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
In the heart of Broughton Park, Manchester, located in prime residential area, you will find Park Hall Suites offering the finest accommodation for short term stays. Located near shops and restaurants and City Centre (2 miles). Our newly renovated, modern, luxury furn  …see more

from £95 / night

£629 - £1259 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Please ask for individual quote from 2 persons to 4 persons. If for some reason the system does not allow you to make a request. Send us a message. Alternatively, if we are full on this suite please try our other suites Green View & Evergreen Suites. Rowan Suites, Everg  …see more

from £79 / night

£450 - £1059 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Rowan Estates 2 is in a prime residential area with its entrance on the Ground Floor. Our Rowan suites are beautifully furnished and we offer bed linen, towels, soaps and shampoos and lots more. Our Rowan Suites are modern and luxurious. We believe you will be very  …see more

from £95 / night

£625 - £1031 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Very Good 

6

Holiday home in Manchester

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This is a beautifully furnished house with all the amenities you would need on your travels. There are 5 bedrooms, with 2 single sized beds in each room. The kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, cooker, oven, washing machine, crockery, c  …see more

from £109 / night

£625 - £1868 / week

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from £109 / night

(7) Very Good 

11

Holiday apartment in Manchester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Newly refurbished living room and bedrooms. A stylish, modern and elegantly decorated self catered two bedroom apartment situated a few minutes from the heart of Manchester City Centre. It is the ideal location for those in Manchester for business or pleasure. This reas  …see more

from £70 / night

£750 - £1100 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Good 

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Holiday studio in Manchester

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Basic studio apartment in Whalley Range. Complete with modern fully fitted kitchen and bathroom on the 1st floor of an apartment block. TV Package & Wifi included. Fully equipped kitchen complete with pots, pans, plates cutlery etc plus washer dryer, fridge freezer a  …see more

from £55 / night

£365 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

51

Apartment letting in Manchester

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Superb three bedroom self contained apartment with potential to sleep 7 persons, conveniently located in much sought after and leafy south Manchester.This apartment has recently benefited, from a full renovation with a brand new bathroom, carpets, furnishings, fixtures  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

45

Manchester holiday apartment rental

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
Superb one bedroom, cosy, self contained, studio apartment conveniently located in much sought after and desirable, leafy south Manchester.There is a bus stop within a 2 minute walk of the building & excellent transport links to the Manchester university, the city c  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

36

Manchester holiday apartment rental

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
Superb one bedroom, cosy and comfortable self contained, studio apartment 32m2; conveniently located in sought after and desirable, leafy south Manchester.There is a bus stop within a 2 minute walk of the building & excellent transport links to the Manchester univer  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

11

Manchester holiday apartment accommodation

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Large 1 bed apartment that will sleep 6 people as there is a double bed and sofa bed and a inflatable bed complete with elec pump. Located around 1.5 mile from the city centre in the leafy suburb of Whalley Lots of local bars and eateries plus very close to Chorlton  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

14

Holiday apartment in Manchester

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Fabulous three bedroom apartment situated in a converted St Andrews Church in Levenshulme. The property is unique and comes with lots of original features as traditional Church windows, original outer walls and wooden beams. The communal area contains original parquet f  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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from £65 / night

14

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min

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from £150 / night

£735 - £1365 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £710 / week

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from £80 / night

8

Holiday apartment in Manchester

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
This newly built High Spec modern city centre apartment, is built on the doorstep to Manchester's newest and highly sought after area - Spinningfields. It is just a short walk to all the shopping that Manchester has to offer...Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and obviously  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

1 10 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary
Whether your stay in Manchester is for business or pleasure one of this group of purpose built apartments in the Northern Quarter will offer you an ideal alternative to staying in a hotel. Spacious accommodation which is ideal for groups of business colleagues on a nigh  …see more

from £100 / night

£825 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

37

Holiday apartment in Manchester

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Fabulous apartment, in the heart of Manchester, in the Northern Quarter! A great base for exploring, dining and nights out in Manchester. You have the Northern Quarter at your front door. Two minutes walk to the famous Arndale Shopping centre and Market Street. Apar  …see more

from £145 / night

£950 - £1020 / week

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from £145 / night

15

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£735 - £1365 / week

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from £150 / night

7

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £150 / night

£520 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £60 / night

£375 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Poor 

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2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

7

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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from £65 / night

12

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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from £65 / night

13

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

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1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £55 / night

£365 / week

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from £55 / night

8

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £80 / night

£650 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary
SUPERB OFFER ON MIDWEEK AND WEEKLY RATES!!!A fantastic base for you and your friends to get down and party for your hen or stag party, birthday bash or any other celebration with a group of friends or mates from work; or, take the apartment for a whole week and make it  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Manchester holiday apartment rental

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
A second floor apartment, this is the place to relax and choose exactly how your celebration should pan out. Manchester offers unparalleled entertainment with lap dancing clubs, Chinatown, wine bars, nightclubs and pubs all within minutes of this superb accommodation. P  …see more

from £85 / night

£825 / week

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from £85 / night

6

Apartment rental in Manchester

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Newly Built High spec modern city centre apartment. walking distance to all the shopping Manchester has to offer...Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and obviously all its Bars and restaurants.its 10/15 min by Car or Tram to the Old Trafford or the EtihadIn the apartment you wi  …see more

from £80 / night

£700 / week

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from £80 / night

7

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £80 / night

£650 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

13

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£800 - £1010 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Good 

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3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £100 / night

£800 - £1010 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

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3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £100 / night

£800 - £1010 / week

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from £100 / night

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Apartment rental in Manchester

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Located in the most vibrant part of the city "The Northern Quarter" which is the bohemian, independent part of the city with great bars, restaurants and clothes shops etc, The apartment has 3 double beds and a sofa bed so can sleep 8 people comfortably, Full Apartment A  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1010 / week

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from £150 / night

9

Holiday apartment in Manchester

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Located in the most vibrant part of the city "The Northern Quarter" which is the bohemian, independent part of the city with great bars, restaurants and clothes shops etc, The apartment has 3 double beds and a sofa bed so can sleep 8 people comfortably, Full Apartment A  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1010 / week

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from £150 / night

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Manchester holiday apartment rental

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Located in the most vibrant part of the city "The Northern Quarter" which is the bohemian, independent part of the city with great bars, restaurants and clothes shops etc, The apartment has 3 double beds and a sofa bed so can sleep 8 people comfortably, Full Apartment A  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1010 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday home with indoor pool in Manchester

5 20 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
This modern detached house has many amazing features - large 1000sqft open plan living area with floor to ceiling glass windows. All five bedrooms are fitted with wardrobes, comfortable beds and fresh towels and linen. The property has modern landscaped gardens with lar  …see more

from £1600 / night

£8000 / week

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from £1600 / night

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Holiday home rental

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Rental of a whole House Bed Linen (provided per bed and sofa bed not per person) Towels are provided per person BT TV Package Free unlimited wifi washing machine Hoover and Hob Cooker Microwave Fridge Freezer Iron Ironing Board Fully equipped Kitchen pots, pans, cutlery  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £610 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

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from £65 / night

£400 / week

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from £65 / night

8

Holiday apartment in Manchester

2 10 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
This is a newly renovated two bedroom apartment featuring a large furnished mezzanine. Each bedroom has a double bed and the mezzanine which is accessible by stairs features two double beds. We also have a double sofa bed in the apartment to accommodate for up to 10 peo  …see more

from £105 / night

£1200 - £1900 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

2 8 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Car not necessary
This is a spacious two bedroom apartment in the city centre of Manchester. Equipped with two large bedrooms featuring a double & single stylish bunk bed in each room, this apartment also has a double sofa bed in the living room, so it sleeps eight people in total. It  …see more

from £105 / night

£1200 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

2 12 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Deansgate Penthouse is located next to the hilton hotel and opposite Deansgate Locks. The apartment is clean and modern and can sleep up to 12 guests. We offer Wifi free of charge. Towels and fresh linen is also provided. There is an amazing roof terrace, and the locati  …see more

from £499 / night

£3000 / week

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from £499 / night

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