Located in the northwest of England, Manchester has a thriving cultural and entertainment scene, which has made it to be one of the most visited cities in the country. The city is situated in a bowl-shaped land area and is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom.
Its city centre is located on the River Irwell and its business district is packed with high buildings and luxury hotels. Manchester is one of the liveliest cities in England, with its numerous educational institutions - universities and colleges - and the Gay Village. Manchester Airport is the main airport serving the city and it operates several regular flights from Manchester to Dublin.