Day trips from Manchester are cheap, convenient, and inspiring.
Manchester itself is a city worth staying in, but how can you sit still knowing that you could be in the hills or by the docks in under an hour? There are so many places to visit near Manchester that are fun, scenic, and eye-opening.
Read on for our guide of the best day trips from Manchester.
5. Hebden Bridge
Ideal for: canals, woodland explorations, and gay pride.
How do I get there from Manchester? Take a train northeast for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Average journey cost: £3.00
Out of all the day trips from Manchester that you could take, this Hebden Bridge may be the most surprising. When the old milling industry scuppered in the 70’s, artists squatted in the abandoned buildings and transformed the quiet village into a colourful, liberal hub with its own yearly arts festival.
If you want to learn more about the town’s history, take a 30-minute stroll up to Hardcastle Crags: amongst the woods you’ll find the 19th century Gibson Mill (now turned into a cafe, shop, and info centre) which will sate your historical curiosity.