There are plenty of places to see and visit around Manchester. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Manchester is a region where 13 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 13 Attractions around Manchester

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    Chorlton Water Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Chorlton Water Park is an ideal place to spend a few hours walking, swimming and enjoying a calm respite in nature. The water park is a Local Nature Reserve with …

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    Highfield Country Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Wild and rugged: welcome to Highfield Country Park. The 70-acres of park land are mostly not manicured, allowing wild grasses and trees to hug the small paths through the woodland. …

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    Velopark bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Swoops over the Ashton Canal just after lock number 8. The bridge was built as a key access point to the velodrome, which was part of Manchester's Olympic bid.

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    National Cycling Centre

    Road Cycling Highlight

    HSBC UK National Cycling Centre - with a velodrome, indoor BMX track, indoor cycling sessions, 12km of mountain bike trails outside, yoga sessions, a cafe and more it's fair to …

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    Rapha Clubhouse Manchester

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Free coffee for RCC members, great cakes and food and there's usually a race on the tv, great place to hang out. The CLubhouse also regularly organises rides that start and finish here.

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    The Shakespearean Garden

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Located within Platt Fields, one of the largest parks in Manchester, the Shakespearean Garden is a quiet corner where stories come to life. Here, adults and children alike can often …

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    Velopark Cafe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Open daily from 8 - 19, this place is a great place for those who are into their cycling. Alongside bikes and pro cyclists, there's a great choice of salads, …

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    River Mersey

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Once the border between the ancient kingdoms of Mercia and Northumbria, the River Mersey if firmly rooted in British history. The river was an important transport connection during the Industrial …

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    9

    Arch of Chinatown

    Hiking Highlight

    The first Chinese restaurant opened in Manchester in 1948 and within a decade there were already another 16 that had opened - the wheels for Manchester's thriving Chinatown district were now truly in motion.

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    Mancoco coffee

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This is a small place but you have the beauty of an on-site roastry where they roast the coffee beans. So you can sit in or take away and also …

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    11

    Piccadilly Gardens

    Hiking Highlight

    Small park with some statues. Christmas market around from November onwards

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    The Wharf

    Hiking Highlight

    Right on the Bridgewater Canal you can sit in the sun on the terrace of "The Wharf" and have a good time.

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    Along Rochdale Canal

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Manchester is off the beaten track.

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    For a little trek through Manchester off the beaten track.

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