Manchester attractions

Manchester attractions

Manchester UtdManchester lies in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, a landlocked county bordering Cheshire to the southwest and south, Derbyshire to the southeast, West Yorkshire to the northeast, Lancashire to the north and Merseyside to the west. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the UK and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Salford and Manchester.

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AttractionsWhitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER - Tel: 0161 275 7450 The gallery holds an outstanding collection of contemporary and historical art and design, including sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings aswell as the largest collections of textiles and wallpapers outside London. It has been part of the University of Manchester since 1958. See

Whitworth Art Gallery

AttractionsThe Rochdale Canal stretches from central Manchester to Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, passing through some extraordinary countryside in its 32 miles. Manchester. The canal starts at Castlefield at its junction with the lock-free Bridgewater Canal. Nearby is the Museum of Science and Industry and the Hilton Hotel or Beetham Tower which dominates the Manchester skyline. The canal weaves its way through the middle of Manchester, often overlooked by new appartments and office buildings. Canal Street, as the name suggests borders the Rochdale Canal and has many bars and restaurants in the world famous Gay Village. The canal emerges from a tunnel past Ancoats, a newly renovated area of the city.


AttractionsThe Trafford Centre is a large indoor shopping centre with 280 stores, 38 restaurants, a 20-screen UCI cinema and fantastic leisure facilities all under one stunning roof.

The Trafford Centre

AttractionsThe Royal Exchange, St. Ann's Square, Manchester Tel: 0161-833-9833 - This building was once a bustling market for thousands of cotton traders. It is now the Royal Exchange Theatre and also houses a popular café and bar.

The Royal Exchange

AttractionsThe Bridgwater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester Tel: 0161-950-0000 - Newly built, award-winning concert hall seating over 2,300 people, this auditorium hosts a number of events ranging from classical orchestral performances, comedy shows to jazz concerts. It is home to the famous Hallé Orchestra and boasts an enormous 5500-pipe organ across the whole of one wall.

AttractionsThe Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays M5, Manchester Tel: 0161-876 2000. The Lowry art gallery is set in the heart of the regenerated Salford Quays. It is a highly original, distinctive and unusual combination of stainless steel and glass. It has 2 theatres, each with its own unique atmosphere, a Promenade and Galleries. The spectacular Lifting Footbridge across the canal links The Lowry to Trafford Wharfside, Manchester United Football Club and the Imperial War Museum North.

The Lowry

AttractionsOld Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0RA Tel: 0161 868 8000 Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is a football stadium that serves as the home of Manchester United. Located in the borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, it has been United's permanent home since 1910. Currently holding just over 76,000 spectators, Old Trafford is by far the largest club ground in Britain. The football stadium is close to the Old Trafford cricket ground.

Old Trafford

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Attractions Manchester Town Hall, 2 Albert Square, Manchester - Tel: 0161-234-5000 Built in 1877 and designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse, this Victorian/Gothic structure houses the city council offices and the tourist information centre. Guided tours reveal the importance of this building throughout Manchester's history with painted murals in the Great Hall depicting prominent historical events.

Manchester Town Hall

Castlefield Urban Heritage Park

Attractions Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, 101 Liverpool Rd, Castlefield, Manchester - Tel: 0161-834-4026 Historic restored canal basin home to award-winning Museums and attractions, Part Roman Fort reconstruction, towpath walks and visitor centre.

Castlefield Urban Heritage Park

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