Escape with Virgin Trains...to Manchester

As home to the world’s oldest railway station it’s no wonder that Manchester has a special place in our heart. So much so that our trains run every 20 minutes from London Euston, seven days a week, whizzing you into its city centre in just over two hours – now that’s service you didn’t get back in 1830!

We’re not kidding when we say this northern powerhouse has something for everyone. And whether it’s a short break, weekend getaway or a school holiday treat we’ll help you enjoy it in style with a package including your train travel, accommodation and even attractions.

Booking a hotel in Manchester is a must – so it’s lucky we can help you with that. From five-star luxury to family friendly, we have the perfect hotel deal to suit all tastes (and wallets).

Manchester City and Manchester United are two of the city’s most famous residents, we’ve got a choice of stadium tours and there’s a dedicated football museum to boot. It doesn’t matter if you’re red, blue, yellow or claret, any footie fan will have a ball.

Difficulty getting your bearings? Then find them at a miniature version of the city made from 1.5 million bricks at Legoland. Or get up close and personal with 5,000 weird and wonderful underwater creatures at Manchester Sealife – and that’s all before lunch!

Talking of food – from fine dining and gastro pubs to its famous Curry Mile and cake courtesy of a Coronation Street actress, there’s absolutely tonnes to tuck in to. With over 300 thriving, diverse restaurants in Manchester's city centre alone to choose from, eating out is a real treat.

The Manchester Arndale and intu Trafford Centre make Manchester’s shopping worth a visit in its own right. From designer labels to quirky boutiques, the city's shopping scene is as varied as the rest of its attractions. Whether it’s a cute vintage store in the Northern Quarter or specialist market full of local produce, there’s something for everyone.

Come on – pick your time to escape with us and then take your pick of a city that has something for even the most demanding of visitors.


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