We're flying in to Manchester for a week long tour of Northern Wales. But since this is my first time to the UK i thought it would be fun to explore Manchester for two days before we head to Wales... but a friend said that Manchester isn't great... nothing to really offer and doesn't represent the "real" England.
I don't really know what i'm expecting or hoping for from my two day England experience... which I know is a problem... but maybe fish and chips in a pub and thatched roof cottages in the countryside... definitely hoping for more a little bit more than a "meh" experience.
Is there someplace thats close-ish (will be using public transportation) that will be a "better representation" of England for our two days there?
Am I asking too much... probably... but I'm asking nonetheless....
ps. Don't want to mess with London... will save that for another time when we can really explore London.
Any help is appreciated!