If you need to get from Aberystwyth to Manchester, or you fancy a day out in the city, catching the train allows you to arrive ready for an adventure. Why not enjoy our free Wifi service and catch up with your social media or the latest news.

Founded in circa 80 AD by the Romans, and playing a major role in the Industrial Revolution as the hub of the UK’s textile industry. The town grew as workers flooded in, looking for employment in the factories or helping to dig the new Ship Canal through to Liverpool Docks, nearly 40 miles away. The history of this great city, along with vast galleries of relics, artifacts and other fascinating collections, is found in the impressive Manchester Museum.

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The jewel in Northern England’s crown is known and loved for its cultural diversity, retail experience, numerous exciting attractions and of course, its friendly locals. It’s an amazing place to bring the kids, and they’ll enjoy the largest indoor play centre in the UK - Play Factore, while the Legoland Discovery Centre has the ultimate, and we really do mean ULTIMATE, indoor Lego playground!

Avid football fans, especially followers of the great Manchester United, should head for Old Trafford. With space for an audience of 76,000, it is the largest stadium in the UK, and regularly run tours will take you to all the important sites within this huge arena. The National Football Museum is home to a varied collection of football-related ephemera, memorabilia and more, and is well worth a visit.  

You can’t visit Manchester without taking your wallet for a walk around the Arndale Shopping Centre. Home to all the big high street names and designer labels, there’s a range of places to relax with a coffee or enjoy a more substantial meal. If you’re looking for something beautiful and artisan, there are some lovely independent boutiques, showcasing local handicrafts. Head for the cosmopolitan Castlefield area if markets are your thing. Considered a cultural hotspot, Castleford is well worth a visit. 

Catch the train home to Aberystwyth, and relax in our comfortable seats, remembering your day in this glorious city. Start planning your next visit now by downloading our easily accessible app. This alerts you to all our money saving special offers, including our Advanced tickets and Anytime deals, the popular flexible option.