Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Greater Manchester, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $56 per night, and condos and cottages are popular options for a stay in Greater Manchester. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Greater Manchester encompasses loads

Greater Manchester is the area that encompasses the self-proclaimed capital of Northern England. Within, are the roaring terraces of Old Trafford – the home of Manchester United – and Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, the industrial-chic bars of the Northern Quarter and the buzzing media institutions of Salford Quays. But that's not all. Greater Manchester vacation rentals might also pepper the edges of the beautiful Peak District, sit between the rolling hills of the English countryside or offer a gateway to more off-the-beaten-path towns, like Bolton and Rochdale.

Things to do

Greater Manchester bursts with museums

There are plenty of museums to keep you going on those not-so-rare rainy days in Greater Manchester. Tales of soccer greats twist and turn between the trophies and vintage kits of the National Football Museum – hailed as one of the finest sporting exhibits in the world. Something totally different beckons in the Imperial War Museum North, on The Quays. Behind its UFO-like shell, there are Soviet tanks and strips of metal pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. The Museum of Science and Industry is another must, home to locomotives, jet aircraft and spinning machines.


Greater Manchester is a hubbub of city life

Get ready to really feel the pulse of the happening North. Greater Manchester is filled with hip neighborhoods, like the Northern Quarter and Ancoats, each home to interesting clutches of Britpop music dives and jazz joints and cocktail bars. If you manage to wake without a hangover, then you could join the roaring fans on the terraces at Old Trafford or the Etihad, watching hard-fought soccer showdowns between the city's 2 top-flight teams. Meanwhile, staying in Greater Manchester vacation rentals in the countryside is a chance to hike the Peak District or cruise along a canal on a barge.


When to make the most of Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester might not be known for its sunshine and warmth, but it's certainly likely you'll catch days without rain in the summer season. That runs from June to August and is a great time to seek out Greater Manchester vacation rentals – the Peak District looks beautiful and the city's beer gardens are in full swing. To dodge the biggest crowds, seasons like fall – October and November – and winter – December to March – are perfect. It does get wet then, though, and cold, so be sure to bring a coat and an umbrella.

Natural features

Getting out of Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester might seem like an urban destination, but it's not. The sprawling region sits right in the middle of some of England's most iconic national parks. It even pokes a little into the Peak District, a handsome length of hills and valleys that rise and trough over quaint English villages and pubs, awash with herds of red deer, dotted with little caves and leading to the foothills of the Pennines. Head northwards and you could be walking the Forest of Bowland in less than 1 hour. It's a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, crossed by bogs and moors and stone-studded ridges.

How many vacation rentals are available around Greater Manchester, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 849 vacation rentals around Greater Manchester. From 302 condo and apartment rentals to 277 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Greater Manchester?

There's nothing that compares to the refreshing silence of rural living. No rumbling trucks and buses or honking cars. Just you and the quiet of the countryside! Vrbo has 146 rural rental properties in this destination. Open to other suggestions? Vrbo has loads of other property options to browse through, including:

  • 86 village vacation rentals.
  • 51 town vacation rentals.
  • 31 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Greater Manchester?

Having room to move, cooking your own meals, great views — if any of these things appeal to you, an apartment rental could be a great choice. You can select from 458 different options on Vrbo. How does $28 per night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't dilly dally! Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other rental types, like:

  • House: 282 vacation homes. Prices start from $14 per night.
  • Cottage: 221 vacation homes. Prices start from $46 per night.
  • Hotel: 186 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.

Can I stay in Greater Manchester in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than exploring somewhere new with your friends and loved ones. And the good news is Vrbo has some options to suit big groups. The leading option for large groups here are apartment vacation homes, and we have 56 available. The lodging options that can cater to large groups in the area include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can house 6 guests? We have 294 that will be suitable. Prices start from $46 per night.
  • Looking for a rental property for 5 people? We have 188 that will be perfect. The starting price is $46 a night.
  • Organizing a trip away with a group of 8? We've got 132 vacation homes that will suit. Prices begin at just $71 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can take your mom, your cousin and all your friends to Greater Manchester.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Greater Manchester?

Those noisy hotel swimming pools are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Uncover our economical rentals today and make sure everyone has room to spread out. Wigan is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 60 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $107 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. Rochdale District is another place to consider. We have 311 rentals here, and the average price is around $116 per night.

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