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Sightseeing in Manchester

Manchester is located in the north of England. The city has an industrial background, but the city center is decent with several sights such as the town hall, the royal exchange, Piccadilly gardens and the Chinese art center. In contrast to other northern cities in England, Manchester does have a historic center and walking around is enjoyable. The city is a mixture of new and old buildings. Examples of the old buildings are the Manchester town hall and the Manchester cathedral, while an example of modern architecture is the Imperial war museum.

Within the center you do get the feeling that a real effort was made to keep the original buildings intact. One of the spots that must be visited is around the Old Wellington Inn which feels much older (medieval) compared to the rest of the city. On a sunny day you can expect a crowd there. Besides the city center, Manchester is also famous for its football (soccer) with two large clubs, Manchester United an Manchester city, drawing big crowds to all of their matches and are some of the best in Europe. The drawback of visiting Manchester can be the weather which can be best described as wet throughout large parts of the year. All the main train stations and the coach station are in the center of town and the city is easy to navigate by foot.

For a trip out of Manchester you can go to the peak district by taking a train to Buxton or the lake district by taking a train to Windermere which is a bit further away but it is still possible to travel there and back in one day. Other cities nearby are its biggest rival Liverpool and Sheffield. All these cities can usually be seen in a day so one strategy would be to pick one of these as a base and then explore the others. Manchester is connected by train and bus to almost everywhere in the UK. 


Manchester travel photo gallery 

 



Old building.

Old building.

 
Architecture typical for Manchester.

Typical architecture.

 



Building of the cooperative wholesale society limited.

Building of the cooperative wholesale society limited.



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Old building.

Another old building.

 
Clock on a historical corner building.

Clock on a historical corner building.

 



The old town center of Manchester.

The old town center.

 
The tower of Manchester cathedral.

The tower of the cathedral.

 
Manchester cathedral.

Cathedral.

 



Cafe Rouge.

Cafe Rouge.

 



Manchester cathedral in the background with in front old houses.

Manchester cathedral in the background with in front old houses.

 



The Old Wellington inn.

The Old Wellington inn.

 
Sign of the Old Wellington inn.

Sign of the Old Wellington inn.

 
Cateaton street.

Cateaton street.

 
Royal exchange building.

Royal exchange building.

 
Old architecture in Manchester.

Old architecture.

 
Statue on St Ann's square.

Statue on St Ann's square.

 
St. Ann church.

St. Ann church.

 
Old buildings in Manchester.

Old buildings.

 
The historical city center of Manchester.

The historical city center.

 
Old building.

Old building.

 
Many historical buildings in Manchester.

Many historical buildings.

 
Town hall tower.

Town hall tower.

 
Manchester Albert square.

Albert square.

 
Memorial on Albert square and the town hall.

Memorial on Albert square and the town hall.

 
Town hall of Manchester.

Town hall.

 
Memorial on Albert square in Manchester.

Memorial on Albert square in Manchester.

 
Manchester town hall.

Town hall.

 



Friend meeting house.

Friend meeting house.

 



Midland hotel Manchester.

Midland hotel.

 
Theater Royal, Manchester.

Theater Royal.

 
Great northern railway company's goods warehouse.

Great northern railway company's goods warehouse.

 
Typical street in Manchester city center.

Typical street in the city center.

 
Manchester Opera house.

Opera house.

 
The Opera house on Peter street.

The Opera house on Peter street.

 
Beetham tower, Manchester.

Beetham tower.

 



Historical buildings.

Historical buildings.

 
Former church.

Former church.

 
Red brick building.

Red brick building.

 



Manchester central library.

Manchester central library.

 
Different architectural styles.

Different architectural styles.

 
Canada house.

Canada house.

 
Impression of Manchester's center.

Impression of the city center.

 
Red brick building.

Red brick building.

 



Old apartments.

Old apartments.

 



Historical Manchester.

Historical city view.

 
The arch of Manchester's Chinatown.

The arch of Chinatown.

 
Chinese supermarket in Chinatown.

Chinese supermarket in Chinatown.

 
The arch of Chinatown.

The arch of Chinatown.

 
Wing Fat supermarket.

Wing Fat supermarket.

 
Portland street.

Portland street.

 
Building to let.

Building to let.

 
Quiet street.

Quiet street.

 
Backstreet in the city center.

Backstreet in the city center.

 
Behind the old houses.

Behind the old houses.

 
Manchester city art gallery.

City art gallery.

 
Red brick building in Chinatown.

Red brick building in Chinatown.

 



The fountain in Piccadilly gardens.

The fountain in Piccadilly gardens.

 
The Shakespeare club.

The Shakespeare club.

 
Buildings along Piccadilly gardens.

Buildings along Piccadilly gardens.

 
Buildings along Piccadilly gardens in Manchester.

Buildings along Piccadilly gardens.


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