Manchester Things to Do

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  • 1. Chinatown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manchester's Chinatown district is very central near Piccadilly Gardens and a short walk from Albert Square. Walking through the area, the most striking feature is the delightfully ornate Imperial...

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  • 2. Wheel

    *Please note Manchester Wheel has been reinstated since 2013 and now sits in Piccadilly Gardens* On many Manchester trips I always keep seeing the wheel but never took the opportunity to ride on it....

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  • 3. Granada Studios

    The former studios of the Granada were home to the world famous soap show Coronation street, now moved to media city 2 miles away. This set for the tv show is open to visits until October 2014,filming...

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  • 4. Old Trafford

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A visit to Old Trafford would not be complete without taking a look at the statue of Sir Alex Ferguson Statue. Sir Alex Ferguson was the most successful manager in Manchester United’s history. The...

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  • 5. Museum of Science and Industry

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours. Built on the site of the world's first railway station (Liverpool Road), MOSI consists of 5 buildings to explore. The Air and Space Hall was...

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  • 6. Natural History Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Manchester Museum on Oxford Road offers a chance to visit one of the best Egyptology exhibitions in the country with many mummies on show. Here also a prized exhibitions of fossils, interactive...

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  • 7. Imperial War Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I visited the Imperial War Museum North in September 2013 and then again in October 2014. The museum is housed in a huge hangar-style building and has an open-plan layout. The main exhibition space is...

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  • 8. Castlefield

    The rejuvenated conservation area of Castlefield is home to a Roman era fort called Mamucium (or Mancunium) dating from the year 79 AD. It was built by Gnaeus Julius Agricola in a strategic position...

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  • 9. Cathedral

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manchester Cathedral near to Harvey Nichols, Urbis and Victoria Station unfortunately was also near to the site of an IRA bomb in 1996. Nearby buildings reduced to rubble but the cathedral escaped...

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  • 10. Urbis

    I visited the National Football Museum in Manchester in September 2013 while visiting the city on a day trip. As a football (soccer) fan, I was keen to see what the museum had to offer and I really...

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  • 11. Salford Quays Lowry

    The cinema has several screens and shows the latest movies. The cinema features very comfortable chairs. They also do adult only screenings of some of the latest films that have been certified for...

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  • 12. Christmas Market

    I was fortunate enough to visit Manchester in December. I know this sounds a little odd as we were in the middle of a bitterly and unseasonably cold snap, but it did give me the opportunity to visit...

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  • 13. John Rylands Library

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The John Rylands Library was founded in 1900 by his wife Enrietta to celebrate him. It is a beautiful building and the access if free of charge. The library often host interesting exhibits and it is a...

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  • 14. Town Hall

    The Town Hall is a Victorian, Neo-gothic building that was constructed between 1868 and 1877; it is the ceremonial headquarters of Manchester City Council and one of the most iconic landmarks in the...

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  • 15. City Centre

    Albert Square, home of Manchester's wonderful Town Hall, has several interesting buildings (all of which, I think, date from Victorian times or later). See if you can spot the little head of Prince...

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  • 16. Trafford Centre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    it depends on what way you look at the trafford centre it could be either heaven or hell depending on your thoughts about shopping! All the high street stores can be found here - shame that there are...

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  • 17. Canal Street - Gay Village

    4 out of 5 stars

    The village on Canal Street is known as "Manchester's world famous Gay Village". This exciting village offers a variety of bars, resturants, and clubs. The village runs along the Rochdale canal which...

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  • 18. Piccadilly Gardens

    Piccadilly Gardens is located in Central Manchester on Market Street just a few minutes walk from Piccadilly Train Station. Following the IRA bombs in 1997 the gardens were regenerated in 2001 into...

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  • 19. Art Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Manchester Art Gallery is an imposing pile and well worth a visit just to see the impressive entrance hall in the oldest of its three buildings, which was built in 1824 in Greek Neo-Classical style,...

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  • 20. St Ann's Church and Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    St Ann's Square is one of Manchester's main shopping areas, offering some high class shopping in one the city's oldest and most distinguished squares. Specialist markets (including The Annual...

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  • 21. Arena

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Manchester Arena or The Phones 4 u Arena is the main concert arena in Manchester and the largest concert arena in Europe. It has had many names over the years depending on who is the sponsor. Before...

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  • 22. St Mary's Catholic Church- Hidden Gem

    Wandering down Brazennose Street, I spotted a sign post to 'The Hidden Gem' I'd walked past it, but retraced my steps, and was pleased that I had. St Marys Roman Catholic church is known as 'The...

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  • 23. Printworks - Filmworks

    The Printworks is one of the most popular venues in Manchester, it houses various establishments including Filmworks IMAX cinema and a further 19 screens. Holmes place total leisure and gym complex....

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  • 24. Central Library

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Manchester Central Library was built between 1930 and 1934 in a traditional neoclassical design. E Vincent Harris designed the building and critics suggested classical canon and Italian influences in...

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  • 25. Ordsall Hall

    Ordsall Hall is situated in the Salford Area of Manchester, just a short tram ride/drive away from the City Centre. It is a fine Grade 1 listed manor house, first recorded in 1210. Since then, it has...

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Manchester has a lot to keep you busy, wether its museums, churches, canals, architecture, food and drink or great concerts, plays and opera that you prefer you will find it all here.

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