Icelandair’s new flights to Manchester will undoubtedly transport countless soccer fans and music lovers to this exciting and diverse city in the Northwest of England.
As the birthplace of soccer, England boasts many outstanding “football” teams, as they are known to the locals, but one has gained a place in the hearts and minds of many American fans: Manchester United. The competition’s fierce and tickets are hard to come by, but if you’re one of the lucky few to get them, book one of Icelandair’s cheap flights to Manchester today!
Of course, Manchester isn’t all about football or soccer or rugby. It’s also a haven for music lovers, with a history of artists ranging from Herman’s Hermits to The Bee Gees, Joy Division to The Smiths and The Stone Roses to Oasis. Manchester also offers interesting museums, trendy shops, great style, good food, fun and friendly people. For a special treat, take a spin on the Wheel of Manchester, the largest portable Ferris Wheel in the World.
Of course, less than anhour away is Liverpool, where Beatle Mania is still alive and well! The Casbah, The Cavern, The Beatles Story, the Yellow Duckmarine and the Magical Mystery Tour all celebrate not only the history of The Beatles but also the seaport culture that gave rise to the famous Mersey Beat that would change the course of musical history forever. (Liverpool has been selected Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2008).
While soccer and music may provide the backbeat of this region of England, it’s good to remember that British culture does not rely solely on London for its roots and inspiration. Travelers who wander off the beaten track will be rewarded with many adventures. In addition, Manchester provides an ideal base for exploring the nearby pastoral Midlands, breathtaking Lake District and dramatic Peak District.
Purchase your airfare to Manchester today. We look forward to serving you.