A man gets ready to leave a Didsbury bar on his white, trendy moped Photo: Marlena White

Location and Travel

Location and Travel

NTC is in south Manchester, four miles from the city centre and five miles from the International Airport, with excellent transport links.

Forged in the industrial revolution with an exceptional legacy of Victorian architecture, Manchester has been transformed in recent years. This includes a reinvented city centre, the MediaCity development at Salford Quays, and rejuvenated rivers and canals.

Manchester is also home to one of the largest student populations in Europe. As a major cultural centre, it boasts the Bridgewater Hall, the Imperial War Museum North, the Lowry theatre and art gallery, and the critically acclaimed arts venue, Home. Other attractions include numerous theatres, Test and County cricket at Old Trafford, and – of course – two world-famous football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United.

The range of cuisine available in Manchester is exceptional; Indian and Chinese food of fine quality take pride of place, reflecting a small part of the wide multi-cultural mix of this world-class city.

The countryside surrounding Manchester is as richly textured as the city itself. The rich farmland of the Cheshire plain and the National Parks of the Peak District, Lake District and Snowdonia are easily accessible.

If staying in the Didsbury area, you have plenty of options near the airport, and a range of hotels and conference centres closer to the college which we can recommend, you can see our Alternate Accommodation Recommendations

Getting Here

Whether you are travelling from Manchester city centre or further afield, NTC is easily accessible on foot, by bicycle, via public transport or by car.

This interactive map can help you to plan your journey:

NTC is close to the River Mersey, a popular walking area for many people and home to numerous walking routes. There are also facilities to store your bicycle while on campus.