Often referred to as the ‘capital of the north,’ Manchester is a dynamic, culturally rich, and diverse city. It may rain more than most other UK cities, but we don’t let that dampen our spirits. It is a city renowned for its music, arts and culture. With a long campaigning history, it was the birthplace of the Suffragette Emily Pankhurst, and is known for its thriving LGBTQ+ community. The city is also world famous for football and home to two of the biggest UK clubs; Manchester United and Manchester City. MediaCityUK, situated on Salford Quays, hosts the BBC and ITV, and represents a growing digital technology industry.

If hiking and the great outdoors is your thing, then you’re in luck. The Peak District is on the doorstep and is only 45 minutes away by train. It boasts spectacular scenery, making it the perfect place for long walks in wild places.

The city has excellent transport links. We are served by an international airport, and there are direct trains to both the south and north of the country. London is only 2 hours and 10 minutes away by train, and Glasgow and Edinburgh are both only 3 hours away by train.