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The city of Manchester boomed with the Victorian textile industry. Now the former cotton mills, where Friedrich Engels studied the woeful conditions of the English working classes, have been converted into chic clubs and designer studios. Mancunians are rightly proud of their city’s history and heritage; woe betide anyone who suggests that Manchester is not the capital of the North.

The dockland area of the city has been imaginatively redeveloped. Today it is called Salford Quays – or simply The Quays. That’s where you’ll find the Lowry Arts Centre. Head back into town for Manchester Art Gallery, much talk of football and some of the most seductive shopping around. Once you are done with retail therapy, make the most of Manchester’s legendary club scene.

Modern trams make it easy to get around Manchester. There is also an excellent network of suburban trains serving Greater Manchester and nearby areas of Lancashire and Cheshire. Head to Manchester Piccadilly station for fast regional trains to Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool – all less than an hour away. Piccadilly is also the departure point for regular direct trains to Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Lake District, Newcastle, Birmingham and London. The very fastest trains speed to the capital in just two hours.

There are a number of other city-centre stations in Manchester, notably Oxford Road and Victoria. Both have direct services to Leeds and Liverpool.

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Guildford to Manchester by train

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Chelmsford to Manchester by train

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Morley to Manchester by train

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Cambridge to Manchester by train

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Kettering to Manchester by train

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Market Harborough to Manchester by train

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Corby to Manchester by train

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Neath to Manchester by train

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Stevenage to Manchester by train

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Doncaster to Manchester by train

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Crawley to Manchester by train

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Windermere to Manchester by train

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Sunderland to Manchester by train

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Menai Bridge to Manchester by train

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Paris to Manchester by train

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Blackburn to Manchester by train

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Andover to Manchester by train

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Durham to Manchester by train

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Hyde to Manchester by train

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Southampton to Manchester by train

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Winchester to Manchester by train

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Dudley to Manchester by train

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Chatham to Manchester by train

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Exeter to Manchester by train

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Gloucester to Manchester by train

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Barnsley to Manchester by train

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Runcorn to Manchester by train

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Lincoln to Manchester by train

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Basingstoke to Manchester by train

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Coventry to Manchester by train

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Amsterdam to Manchester by train

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Walsall to Manchester by train

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Birmingham to Manchester by train

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Liverpool to Manchester by train

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Dundee to Manchester by train

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Wigan to Manchester by train

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Torquay to Manchester by train

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Shrewsbury to Manchester by train

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Kirkcaldy to Manchester by train

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Plymouth to Manchester by train

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Cardiff to Manchester by train

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Thornaby on Tees to Manchester by train

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Skegness to Manchester by train

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Hounslow to Manchester by train

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Preston to Manchester by train

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Huntingdon to Manchester by train

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Leicester to Manchester by train

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Crewe to Manchester by train

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Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester by train

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Ashford to Manchester by train

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Bradford to Manchester by train

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Alvechurch to Manchester by train

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Paignton to Manchester by train

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Slough to Manchester by train

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Ipswich to Manchester by train

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Eastbourne to Manchester by train

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Emsworth to Manchester by train

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Langwathby to Manchester by train

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Hereford to Manchester by train

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Swansea to Manchester by train

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Sheffield to Manchester by train

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Norwich to Manchester by train

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Scunthorpe to Manchester by train

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London to Manchester by train

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York to Manchester by train

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Croydon to Manchester by train

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Banbury to Manchester by train

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Huddersfield to Manchester by train

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Bath to Manchester by train

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Barnstaple to Manchester by train

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Warrington to Manchester by train

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Bracknell to Manchester by train

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Kingston upon Hull to Manchester by train

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Inverness to Manchester by train

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Lancaster to Manchester by train

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Cambridgeshire to Manchester by train

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Taunton to Manchester by train

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Bolton to Manchester by train

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Newton Abbot to Manchester by train

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Loughborough to Manchester by train

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester by train

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Stafford to Manchester by train

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Blackpool to Manchester by train

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Kidderminster to Manchester by train

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Derby to Manchester by train

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Milton Keynes to Manchester by train

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Stockport to Manchester by train

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Bournemouth to Manchester by train

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Stirling to Manchester by train

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Wellingborough to Manchester by train

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Telford to Manchester by train

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Glasgow to Manchester by train

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Hastings to Manchester by train

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Hebden Bridge to Manchester by train

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Bridgend to Manchester by train

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Bridgwater to Manchester by train

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Hemel Hempstead to Manchester by train

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Oxford to Manchester by train

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Swindon to Manchester by train

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Whitby to Manchester by train

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Macclesfield to Manchester by train

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Luton to Manchester by train

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Clayton-le-Woods to Manchester by train

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Bebington to Manchester by train

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Northampton to Manchester by train

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Chesterfield to Manchester by train

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Alderley Edge to Manchester by train

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Retford to Manchester by train

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Leamington Spa to Manchester by train

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Hamilton to Manchester by train

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Perth to Manchester by train

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Edinburgh to Manchester by train

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Nuneaton to Manchester by train

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Cleethorpes to Manchester by train

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Aberdeen to Manchester by train

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Chester to Manchester by train

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Keighley to Manchester by train

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Lille to Manchester by train

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Northallerton to Manchester by train

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Wolverhampton to Manchester by train

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Scarborough to Manchester by train

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Halifax to Manchester by train

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Aylesbury to Manchester by train

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Rugby to Manchester by train

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Newport to Manchester by train

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Leeds to Manchester by train

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Bristol to Manchester by train

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Tamworth to Manchester by train

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Brighton to Manchester by train

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Reading to Manchester by train

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Brussels to Manchester by train

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Carlisle to Manchester by train

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Rochdale to Manchester by train

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Darlington to Manchester by train

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