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Education on a huge scale at the University of Manchester

While it only took its present form in 2004, the University of Manchester's roots in both the Victoria University of Manchester - England's first civic university - and the city's Institute of Science and Technology actually go back more than a century. The university is the largest institution of its kind in the UK based on a single site and more than 20 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied there down the years.

Dive in to a host of top attractions

Whether you are visiting friends or family or heading to the university for a another reason, be sure to check out some of the attractions Near to the campus. Visual arts fans will love the Whitworth Gallery, while a host of top bands and artists play at the O2 Apollo Manchester venue located just a short walk away. Anyone looking for a spot of exercise can also dive in at the Manchester Aquatics Centre, which was used when the city hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Pick a side in the city's great sporting rivalry

There is plenty for sports fans to love in Manchester, with the city being home to one of English football's great rivalries. Head up to Manchester City's Etihad Stadium or across to Manchester United's Old Trafford to see some of the best players in the world in action. Planning a trip to the University of Manchester? Travelodge Manchester Sportcity Hotel is a great value option, while Travelodge Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is an ideal alternative in the centre of the city.