Popular blog site Nomads Nation, who regularly put together travel lists and destination suggestions, praised Manchester in their most recent listicle as it made the top ten of ‘Coolest places to live in the UK’.
Their youtube channel attracts millions of views each year for its interesting blend of content.
The site bigged up Manchester’s rich and varied history, lively nightlife, and much much more.
It did however, mention our ‘bad weather’ as a downside…
They describe the city as being: “Known for its music scene and rough around the edges appeal, Manchester is for the nomad looking for gritty but cool city life.“
The Northern Quarter got a shout of for “narrow alleyways full of boutiques and bars, mixed in with cafes and a load of good pubs close by.”
Whereas Ancoats was praised for being a “trendy, up-and-coming area with a load of hip hangouts and art studios.”
Altrincham Market also got a mention for its selection of “amazing culinary delights and taste sensations.”
The site called Manchester a ‘funky and unpretentious place’ with a strong sense of civic pride amongst its residents.
We couldn’t agree more.
While Manchester lands on the list at number 6 London took the top spot and perhaps surprisingly, Portsmouth came in at number two.
The top ten also featured Brighton at number three, Edinburgh fourth and Oxford and fifth.
After Manchester Bristol, Exeter, Belfast and Cardiff topped up the list.
The site said: “Set in the north of England, Manchester is a former industrial town that’s now a great place to come to soak up a bit of British culture.
“Once a hive of industry, with textile factories and busy canals, Manchester is an unpretentious but funky place that people are proud to be from.
“Manchester is also the home of two of the world’s most famous football clubs Manchester United, who play at the famed ground Old Trafford, and Manchester City. Football fans should definitely make a beeline for a tour!
“As night falls and the city hots up with activity, the city centre is the place to go. If you’re a foodie, get yourself to Altrincham Market, for a selection of amazing culinary delights and taste sensations.”