Luxury holidays in Manchester
When to go
Summer means long, laidback evenings on bar terraces. There’s fun to be had all year round, though.
PlanesManchester Airport (+44 (0)161 489 3000) is a 15–20-minute train trip from Piccadilly station; a cab from the city centre should cost £20.
TrainsTrains to and from London Euston run as frequently as every half hour, with the journey on the Virgin Pendolinos taking just two hours and 20 minutes.
AutomobilesThe M56 leads to the joys of the M6 | and London in about four hours | if you’re lucky with the traffic around Birmingham. Be warned when parking in town: wardens hover like vultures.
TaxisBlack hackney cabs can be hailed from the street; for a dependable private firm, try Radio Cars (+44 (0)161 236 8033).