The easiest way to arrive fresh and relaxed is to catch the train if you need to travel from Hereford to Manchester.

Business or pleasure, Transport for Wales will get you there in comfort and style. Our services run all day from 05.45 through until around 22.00, and with our Advanced ticket deals, and flexible Anytime options to make life easy, getting there by train is the best way to travel. If you are taking the family sightseeing, the two-hour journey allows time for the kids to settle into playing on their phones or tablets. With some great downloadable apps, many of them free, they can learn and have fun en route.

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There’s so much going on in Manchester it can be hard to know where to start! Numerous attractions, with a rich, colourful culture means there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Castlefield, with its impressive Roman Fort, is a good place to begin. This area has been gentrified and now has gorgeous canals, harking back to Manchester’s industrial legacy, bars and restaurants and quaint independent retail boutiques lining the streets and walkways. A stunning place to explore and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, or just sit and take in the sights, Manchester is justifiably proud of this redesigned part of the city. 

Culture vultures should head for one of the many galleries, which include the Manchester Art Gallery. With an eclectic programme of events and exhibitions, as well as workshops and classes, this is a must-see attraction. For a fully immersive experience, the Science and Industry Museum should be next on your list, and for more family-friendly fun Play Factore and Legoland Discovery Centre will keep the little ones busy. 

Make sure you stop at the Blue Planet Aquarium, where you can watch Europe’s largest collection of sharks, and maybe have the chance to dive with them! With diver’s demonstrations, and pelican and ray feeding, there’s hands-on excitement for everyone, while the adrenaline junkies will love the ski slope, and the thrilling challenge of the Crystal Maze Experience

Manchester wouldn’t be Manchester without football, and to top the day off, how about a tour of the world-famous Old Trafford Stadium, or the National Football Museum?

Catching the train from Hereford to Manchester allows you to enjoy your day without any stress or hassle, and if you download our easily accessible app, you can book tickets and take advantage of our money-saving deals on your phone, so if you decide to stay and explore for longer, you can!