We all know there’s more to life than just work, work, work, and truly there’s something for everyone in Greater Manchester.
For the traveller our airport is the biggest outside of the South East with a growing global route network – including Beijing and Boston. For the outdoors types, the Lake District and Peak District National Parks are in easy reach – not to mention the Forest of Bowland and the heart of Lancashire and of course the Pennines.
If sport is your bag, then where do we start? Greater Manchester is surely the sporting capital of the UK. Think Laura and Jason our golden Olympic cyclist couple, Pep and Jose at City and United, Sale Sharks, Lancashire Lightning, Wigan Warriors and many more.
What about culture? The Haçienda may have gone, but we have the acclaimed Royal Exchange, The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North, MoSI – (the Museum of Science and Industry to out-of-towners).
The stunning Peak District, the Lancashire hills and the green Cheshire plains are on your doorstep. There are three national parks within easy reach of Greater Manchester perfect for walking and cycling.
Manchester is home to the Halle Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata. Its bi-annual Manchester International Festival has a global reputation for innovative and avant-garde projects and collaborations. Artistes include Damon Albarn, Massive Attack and Björk.
Aside from ball sports, Greater Manchester boasts world-class facilities including the Aquatics Centre, Regional Athletics Arena, National Squash Centre, National Taekwondo Centre and National Cycling Centre. If Manchester City Region was a country it would have been fourth in the Olympic medal table in 2016.
Manchester Airport is the gateway to the North and serves over 200 destinations worldwide. There are direct flights to 11 US cities, the Middle East, Hong Kong and the direct service to Beijing, which launched this year, is the only route from a UK regional airport.
It’s a little-known fact, but Greater Manchester has the highest number of theatre seats per head of population outside London. There are more than 30 museums and galleries as well as more than 95km of canals.
Dr Tamsin Dunn, an A&E doctor, never anticipated that she would end up living in the North West. In 2009, the now-42 year old was happily settled in…
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