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Easily accessible both internationally and nationally, Manchester benefits from excellent transport infrastructure whether travelling by road, rail or air, allowing easy access from all over the world. The airport offers direct flights from over 200 destinations worldwide and is only 20 minutes by train from the city centre.

Within the city, you can explore the beautiful architecture at John Rylands Library and Chetham’s Library; enjoy fine art at Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth; discover history at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Museum and the Imperial War Museum North; or tour the grounds of Manchester United and Manchester City football teams.

Manchester’s central location and excellent transport links also make it a perfect base for exploring other areas within the North of England, such as the historic cities of Chester and York and the national parks of the Peak District and Lake District, all within 1-2 hours travel time.