Manchester might not have quite the same appeal as destinations such as Liverpool and London, but it still boasts a number of top tourist and cultural attractions, a report has claimed.
According to the Financial Times, the city is often eclipsed by rivals because it does not boast the same "elegant city parks" and "eye-catching buildings".
However, Manchester remains the third most-popular tourist location in the UK after London and Edinburgh, with the city attracting a number of short-break visitors.
The newspaper claimed that the city's appeal lies in its diverse cultural offerings, which could make it an ideal destination for those planning a stag night in the near future.
It cited Manchester's impressive music scene - with rock bands such as Oasis and the Smiths just two of the many artists to hail from the area - as a particular attraction for visitors.
Meanwhile, the city's comedy club circuit has played host to upcoming television stars such as Peter Kay.
As well as its range of musical and cultural offerings, the streets of Manchester are not short of lively bars and clubs that are likely to prove a hit with stag parties out to enjoy themselves.