About Manchester

With historical significance as one of the first industrial cities in the UK, Manchester has transformed into a new sophisticated urban capital that influences the world in science, business, fashion, style, art and music. Today, Manchester attracts over 100,000 students across its four universities and is home to a huge number of schools and further education colleges.

From its unique landmarks to its rich cultural hotspots, Manchester has a lot to offer. Why not spend some time in Manchester prior to the conference or stay on the weekend after and explore this vibrant city. Below are some highlights and facts about Manchester to inspire your visit.


      • Discounts at local restaurants and bars are available to CASE Europe Annual Conference delegates. Click here to read more about what is on offer.
      • The home of Coronation Street - Go on a tour of Coronation Street - open to the public for a limited time only.
      • Bolton Food and Drink Festival is a must if you are a foodie. Head to Manchester the weekend before the conference and go to this 10th anniversary festival to taste some local food and drink.
      • The birthplace of the football league, Manchester is home to the two world-class football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City. If you are a football fan, why not visit the training grounds and go on a stadium tour of Old Trafford.
Visit the Manchester tourist board website for more informationor download the Walking Tour App.

Did you know...

  • The University of Manchester is the biggest single-site university in the United Kingdom.
  • Liverpool Road Station is the world's oldest railway station. It opened on 15 September 1830, running between Manchester and Liverpool. The station closed to passenger services on 04 May 1844 and is now part of the Science and Industry Museum.
  • The first atom was split at the University of Manchester in 1917 by scientist Ernest Rutherford and his team.
  • Manchester is the birthplace of many musical greats including Sex Pistols, The Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis.
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