In addition to the two major football teams that Manchester has to offer with Manchester United and Manchester City, there are a few sites to go see in this city. But it’s like with any city in Europe, it seems like – plenty of buildings, old and new, mixed all together due to the bombings that the city suffered during World War II which gave way to the trains and trams that go out and about the city.
The one place that I thought that any football fan should go to especially he or she is a big fan into English football is to go to this place: The National Football Museum. Originally located in Lancashire, funds and energy were put into reality to get a new site for all things related to football in England and in the world since it’s very probable that England is where football was invented. So it made sense to put a football museum in a country where some of the most die-hard fans live, breathe, cheer, support, and die with their team.
In here, they had also all these virtual games that you could play such as the penalty kick machine and passing game and so forth. They all cost money but I wasn’t really interested in them since I didn’t bring my shoes! The museum surprisingly had two items that were one-of-a-kind and were on loan for the time being.
And of course, the gift shop where one can buy trinkets or some really pricey stuff.
Tip: Going to Manchester from the airport and back is fairly simple as you can take the train which takes roughly about 10-15 minutes. Manchester Picadilly station is the city’s main station which is where you can also catch train rides to other cities within the UK or take the tram within the city or to Manchester United and Manchester City games. On game days, the workers will sell special round-trip tickets that allow you to the stadium and back. You must have a ticket because otherwise being caught without a ticket will incur stiff fines.
Tip: One thing that you have to note is that Manchester is like any big city – WATCH where you STEP! On Saturday and Sunday mornings (and I’m sure even on holidays), there is a quite a lot of puke/vomit on the streets. I’m assuming that the people there are overly consuming alcohol which is causing the reasoning behind the high volume of upchuck lying around the streets. One source might be the high number of homeless on the streets – there is a lot of them so also watch your stuff and where you walk because you never know what one of them might do.