Location, Climate: Manchester is a popular tourist destination in United Kingdom. It is situated right in the center of Greater Manchester and nestled between Leeds and Liverpool. The weather in Manchester is generally mild, misty and moist. Summers here are cool and winters are mild. The best time to book discount hotels is March when the climate is dry. Enjoy discount of up to 70% on hotels. Brief History: The history of Manchester started when the Romans built a wooden fortress on a plain near the present-day cathedral around 80 A.D. That area was named “Mamuciam”, which means breast-shaped hill because the plain looked like a breast. A new civilization was formed around the fort. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Visiting Manchester in July is a great idea because there are two huge events held during that time: the Rotherham Children's Book Festival held at the Rotherham Arts Centre and the Salford Dragon Festival held at The Lowry. Manchester has a lot of historical attractions that attracts thousands of tourists including the Castlefield, Manchester Cathedral, St. Ann's Church, Town Hall, John Rylands Library and The University of Manchester. Learn more about the history and culture of Manchester by visiting the Central Library & Theatre and Imperial War Museum North Transportation: Hackney cabs are convenient, but rates increase when midnight strikes. Some choose private-hire cabs or night bus because they are more affordable. The fastest way to get around the city is via Metrolink trams which reach even the suburbs. To get a free ride, watch out for the City Centre bus which travels from Piccadilly to different areas.