UK Travel guide: Whats in Manchester?

manchester townhall

Holidaying in Great Britain doesnt have to be rainy and boring. One of the best examples for an interesting and beautiful holiday in Great Britain is Manchester in the North West.

manchester townhall

Manchester Townhall

Discover Manchester’s architecture

Buildings from the eras of Victorian architecture through to the Modern shape the cityscape of Manchester. Preserved factories of the cotton industry are now used as office buildings or comprise flats. The characteristic red brick used for the buildings, can be seen everywhere. Among the most noteworthy buildings are the Cathedral of Manchester built in the Perpendicular style in 1421, the corn exchange, built in 1897, where today you can find the shopping center The Triangle and the Manchester Townhall , designed by Alfred Waterhous in 1877. 135 squares, parks and gardens round off the cityscape. Heaton Park in the north of the city is one of the largest public parks in Europe.

Culture and Education in Manchester: Museums and Galleries

The Museum of Science and Industry tells a lot about the industrial past of Manchester and the exhibits include industrial machinery, aircrafts and locomotives. Historic buses and trams can be found in the Museum of Transport. Anyone who isn’t that interested in the history of machines and vehicles is better off in the Manchester Museum, which opened in 1880, where you will find a collection of Natural history and Egyptology. Among the most important art museums and galleries are the Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Corner House. For those of you who connect Manchester primarily with football, there is a Football Museum Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.

manchester cathedral

manchester cathedral

Holiday and Shopping in Manchester: Something for everyone

If your looking to go shopping in Manchester, you will definitely be spoilt for will find the largest number of shops on King Street, Market Street and Deansgate, which are the great shopping streets of the city. High-quality businesses, such as the upmarket department store Harvey Nichols, can be found in the New Cathedral Street and Exchange Square. If you however prefer something smaller and cosier, head to the Norther Quarter, a former industrial area that has become the trendy neighborhood. Located there, are smaller music and fashion shops, cozy cafes and restaurants. Manchester is also home to the third largest Chinatown in Great Britain, with Asian restaurants and shops, and the so-called Curry Mile, the Indian neighborhood on Wilmslow Road in Manchester’s Rusholme district. Here are the most striking and colorful neon signs, which serve the retail and catering as advertising.


Come to Manchester and explore the City!

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