Manchester Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Libraries

    The John Rylands library was built as a memorial to a husband, from a wife, in the late 19th century. It now is part of the University of Manchester and is open to the public. The building is...

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  • 2. Salford Quays/Lowry/War Museum

    The Lowry is a brand new arts complex with galleries, a huge theatre and eateries. the visual look of the building is stunning as well. Unfortunately the day i saw it, the sky was gun metal gray and...

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  • 3. Ordsall Hall: Tudor haven in Salford

    There's a very old house in Salford, on Orsall Lane close to Salford Quays. The hall dates from the 12th century and there are still an old wattle and daub wall...

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  • 4. Midland Hotel

    Built in 1903,by the Midland Railway Company, this Grade 2 listed Grand Hotel was to be the 'sister hotel' to St Pancras Hotel in London. Built opposite...

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  • 5. Cold War Atomic Bunker- Guardian Exchange

    PostWW2, Manchester along with the rest of Britain was in fear of a 'Cold War ' nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. This bunker was built secretly, by Polish...

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  • 6. Historical bits.......

    There are some less obvious historical bits of architecture remaining in the city centre ro be found, if you keep your eyes open.Look down side-streets, always...

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  • 7. The power and the glory

    Victorian and Edwardian architecture, in its prime (roughly 1850-1910) was all about showing how wealthy and powerful you were......how reliable, how...

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  • 8. Hollingworth Lake

    Hollingworth Lake was built in 1804 to supply water to the Rochdale Canal, the lake is surrounded by a vast country side which includes lots of hiking trails,...

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  • 9. Springfield Park (Rochdale)

    Springfield park is a local park which is located between the towns of Heywood and Rochdale in the suburbs of Manchester. The park is relatively small in...

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  • 10. Heaton Park

    Heaton Park is located in Prestwich and is easily accessible by tram. Infact, the tram station for Heaton Park is located right across the road from one of the...

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  • 11. Roman Manchester

    As the ending ...chester indicates, Manchester started out as a Roman town. A Roman fort named Mancunium was founded here in 79A.D. after the Romans had...

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  • 12. Ordsall Hall

    Ordsall Hall has its origins about 850 years ago, but the present building dates back to the 15th century. It is a wonderful tudor style building and former...

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  • 13. Elizabeth Gaskell's house

    Elizabeth Gaskell is a British author who lived in the 19th century and who moved to Manchester in 1832. She was married to William Gaskell, a minister of Cross...

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  • 14. Framework at Ordsall Hall

    This is an Off The Beaten Path tip within an Off The Beaten Path tip!When you visit Ordsall Hall, make sure you climb the narrow staircase up to the attic....

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  • 15. St Mary's Church

    St Mary's Church is called Manchester's hidden gem, and that she is indeed. From the outside, it does not look too beautiful - hidden between other buildings,...

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  • 16. Pankhurst Centre

    The Pankhurst Centre is located in the former childhood of Emmeline Pankhurst and is devoted to the life and work of this famous British women's rights activist...

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  • 17. Chopin Memorial

    While walking to Rylands Library, I came across this monument and had a closer look because I thought it looked interesting. I found that it was a fascinating...

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  • 18. A lovely bit of Victoriana

    Walk along Tib Street from the Piccadilly Gardens end and turn left along Thomas Street. You'll be walking through an area which, although in the process of...

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  • 19. Tib Street Poem

    Remember to look down as you walk along Tib Street from Picaddilly Gardens towards Church Street (on the right-hand side of the road).You'll spot the words of a...

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  • 20. The Tib Street Horn

    I spotted this wonderfully eccentric sculpture whilst exploring a little of Manchester's 'Northern Quarter', which is being revitalised as the city's 'creative...

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  • 21. The Tree of Remembrance

    I spotted this sculpture as I walked from Manchester Piccadilly to the Town Hall.I think this sculpture is really rather wonderful. It's the height of a real...

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  • 22. Quarry Bank Mill

    Founded by Samuel Greg in 1784 Quarry Bank Mill is one of the best preserved textile mills from the Industrial Revolution and is now a fantastic working museum...

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  • 23. Go and explore Fletcher Moss

    Close to Didsbury Village is an area know as Fletcher Moss! There you'll find the Old Parsonage Garden which is built around the house in which Fletcher Moss, a...

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  • 24. Manchester Museum

    THE MANCHESTER MUSEUM is located at the UNIVERSITY at Oxford Road and has a little bit of everything: Butterflies and carvings from India; birds and bark-cloth...

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  • 25. People's History Museum

    If you're interested in the other side of the Industrial Revolution go to the Pump House. This little museum covers the hard life of the laborers, their strikes...

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