Manchester is situated in the north west of England and is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom, after London and Edinburgh. The city expansion and urbanisation began during the Industrial Revolution, so this makes Manchester one of the first industrialised cities in the World. Widely known for its music scene and sports clubs, this city has greatly changed over the years, from gray industrial city, to friendly city with vibrant air.
From sightseeing point Manchester can’t offer much, but there are so many stunning museums, concert venues and theaters.
Manchester Town Hall
Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, Neo-gothic municipal building and it’s the ceremonial headquarters of Manchester City Council and houses a number of local government departments. Completed in 1877, the exterior is dominated by the clock tower which rises to 85 meters and is one of Manchester’s landmarks. This building is registered as one of the finest interpretations of Gothic revival architecture in the World.
Old Trafford Stadium
Old Trafford is a football stadium in Greater Manchester and the home of Manchester United. With a capacity for more than 75.000 people, it’s the largest club stadium of any football team in the UK. It’s a must see for any football fan! Guided tours are available every day.
A marvelous medieval church that is definitely worth the visit. The church was extensively refaced, restored and extended in the Victorian period, and again following bomb damage in the WWII.
Manchester’s ultimate shopping avenue, second only to London, King Street is one of the most important thoroughfares of the city.
The name says it all… The shopping heaven will cater to all your needs. Not only clothing stores are located here, but nice coffee shops, restaurants and more.
National Football Museum
The National Football Museum was founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of association football memorabilia. It features the ultimate football collection, as expected from Manchester.
Beautiful public square in the center of the city. It is dominated by its largest building, the Manchester Town Hall. The square contains a number of monuments and statues, the largest of which is the Albert Memorial.
Manchester Art Gallery
Publicly owned art museum in the city centre which is free to enter and open seven days a week. It houses many works of local and international significance and has a collection of more than 25.000 objects. It’s a must for every art lover.
Nice and modern development site on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Its principal tenants are media organisations and the University of Salford.
Personally my favourite square in town. Created in 1999 to house the rebuilt Old Wellington Inn and Sinclair’s Oyster Bar next to The Mitre Hotel it is charming and different. Have a drink in the Oyster Bar. The atmosphere is stunning, especially on the second floor.