Villages near me: 9 beautiful hidden gem Greater Manchester villages you've got to visit in 2024

Get out of the city centre over the next 12 months and find there's a whole lot more to Greater Manchester.

When most people think of Manchester, they think of its bustling city life. But we've got to stop you right there, as beyond the Metrolink and the Northern Quarter bars, Greater Manchester has some of the finest countryside around.

In under 45 minutes by car from the city centre, you can find rolling hills, picturesque walking routes and quaint villages. As we enter 2024 we've rounded up some of our favourite villages that you've got to visit over the next 12 months.