Oddly, Manchester was founded in Roman times. Almost nothing of the original buildings are left though just a few steps from Mosi are some plaques and some vestiges of what was once the city wall. Go for a little history and to see
The Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate (Manchester) is located in the valley of the Bollin River. It is an important heritage that tells the story of both the cotton mill and the working community. It has 3 sights to see: Quarry Bank
This is one of the best airports in Britain for traveling to the Continent, with several low cost companies like Ryanair. The airport is just 17 kilometers from the city, so you can reach the center of Manchester quickly and cheaply.
My Mum and I decided to spend our Wednesday walking (very slowly) to the top of The Roaches, which overlooks Tittesworth Reservoir and copious amounts of fields!
I was keen to visit Docksey/Doxey's Pool again as the last time I'd
Located in the district of Levenshulme, southeast Manchester, Cringle Park is part of the municipal gardens made available to the community for recreation, sport and other cultural events (concerts are held here regularly). But when
Accessible via the bike path of the Fallowfield Loop, Highfield Country Park is located between the old railway track and Houldsworth golf course. This whole area is actually an industrial wasteland that has almost returned to the
Located in Levensulme (M19), a somewhat eccentric Manchester neighborhood that you can find southeast of the center, this "urban farm" is actually a throwback to an old farmhouse located in the countryside. Long closed, and almost
This small square, which lies close to Peter's Square, is simply a symbolic wonder. It has been developed into a site to celebrate the history of Manchester, so you can see a huge statue of Lincoln, featuring the letter of thanks he
Levenshulme is found in the famous "M19" neighborhood of south-east Manchester. This is a small village where you can still see traces of an industrial history, but today is a thriving place with small businesses and countless ethnic
Located in the M21 district south-west of Manchester, Chorlton Park has undergone many transformations to reach its present state: in a nutshell, it was first an agricultural area, then it became a gravel quarry, before finally being
The "Manchester Cycleway" is a network of bike paths that make a complete tour of the city of Manchester. The section that passes through Levenshulme (M19) is called "Fallowfield Loop" and is actually built along a stretch of disused
A nice park located near universities. We can walk, observing the squirrels running free. Many people come here to play football or rugby at the weekend, or just sit and quietly read a book on one of the park benches. The statue of
Manchester is a city full of culture. Among its art galleries, you can find the Whitworth Art Gallery near Oxford Road. It consists of ten exhibition halls. There are paintings, sketches, pictures, statues, and painted fabrics, with a
In the middle of the university, an unusual location for a church, you'll find this building. It's free to enter, and you can go inside and listen to the choir. At Christmas, there's a carol concert, also free. This is a Catholic
This library is just that, a library, built in the Gothic style with striking reddish stone, striking building decoration and in a good state of repair with has several rooms that tell the history of the library and Ryland, especially
The University of Manchester extends over a large portion of Oxford Road, one of the main streets in Manchester. It has a mixture of Victorian and modern architecture; the University Place is a real symbol of modernism, in contrast to
The Manchester Museum is free, as are many British museums, and a visit takes about 2 hours. The museum exhibits range from prehistory (with a real Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton!), Ancient cultures in the aquatic world, etc. In short,
Manchester city center, the area is usually visited by tourists and is not very large. If you do not fancy walking or if the end of the day you want to go to the other end, you can always take one of the trams that connect the city.
Many tourists come to Manchester in search of its famous musical traditions, and some hostels even provide specific maps of the most interesting places for music tourists. Fans of The Smiths will certainly want to see Morrissey's
The former central railway station was built in 1876, designed by John Fowler. Today it is a modern international convention and exhibition center, the G-MEX. With a theater, hotel and lots of facilities, this is an excellent center.
In the basement of Old Trafford is the official team shop. It's one of the world's most popular team shops in the world. You can buy a souvenir of the "Red Devils", be it a Cristiano Ronaldo shirt, or a different garment (hats,
COMS or Eastlands, as it is known in England, is in Manchester city center, just a few minutes from the central railway station. It was built in 2002 as an attempt to host the 2000 Olympics, which were eventually awarded to Sydney.
In Manchester there are a couple of major train stations. The city is larger than the normal. The Manchester Picadilly station is surely the main station. One of the major hubs in Northern England when talking about railroad routes.
The Manchester Palace Theatre is located on Oxford Street, in the northeast corner of the intersection with Whitworth Street. The Palace and the Manchester Opera House on Quay Street are operated by the same parent company, the
Located between the MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) and the great Hilton tower, Castlefield was home in the late eighteenth century to the first industrial canal in the world and, in 1830, the first passenger rail line in the
The Bridgewater Hall is an international concert hall in the center of Manchester that is a real cultural highlight even in this city where you'll find theatres on every corner. Its construction cost about £ 42 million, and more than
The Beetham Tower is the only skyscraper in Manchester, and is the 7th tallest building in Britain. Completed in 2006, it has 48 floors and stands over 160 meters high. The famous Hilton hotel chain is housed on the first 23 floors of
On my visit to this place, we planned to go see the museum of Manchester United and Old Trafford. But, as was a bit improvised, we do not stop to think that it might be game day and that the field trip would not be possible. We didn't
The neighbourhood was quite funny to me. Everything had impeccable Chinese and Japanese details. There was a park with the typical red Chinese bridge, there's bamboo, tons of Chinese shops and of course restaurants. It was pretty nice.
This brick building was erected in late 1820. It has four floors, and was used for loading lumber and other goods from the canal. The holes allowed barges into the loading bays. It avoided demolition when the industry began to wane,
When the Christmas Markets begin, the centre of Manchester just looks so much alive. The streets of Manchester are always crowded but during the Christmas Market, it's such another level of crowd. You must move around the different
It's nice to visit any city and suddenly find yourself in front of a Cervantes Institute. It's always a pleasure to see that the mother tongue is defended in other countries. And it is clear that our ties with Britain are increasing:
Located in the city center of Manchester, in Saint Peter Square, this building dominates Oxford Road. Open to all, entry is free. It is a beautiful place, with amazing architecture. A surprising calm reigns within. Besides being
This serves as the headquarters of the Library and Information Service of Manchester, which runs a total of 22 other community libraries. The round, neoclassical design is the result of a contest held in 1927 for the construction of a
I was fortunate to find this little place that hides so much art inside. The entrance was free and without limits. You could spend hours and hours there. I got carried away analysing all the different works.
Very close to the Hilton Manchester, is this old shopping centre. It's like it's out of a movie. The outside is beautiful. It's right next to the train tracks and therefore easily understood that it was a railway goods store,
Just a few minutes from the train station you can find the Picadilly Picadilly Gardens. A quiet little square which is also the heart of the city. Out of it come lot of trams that connect you to the rest of Manchester. Also, you can
Statue at the front entrance of Old Trafford of the United Trinity formed by Best, Law and Charlton. Must seen for football fans and also for not those fans. Beautiful, historic and involved in football atmosphere
The Mosi is the National Museum of Science and Technology. It is located a few steps from the Hilton Hotel. Admission is free and there is wifi in the cafeteria. But that is the main building. After messing around there, turn around
Picadilly Garden is a square in Manchester city center. It's surrounded by restaurants, shops and a shopping center and is an ideal place to rest for a few minutes, lying in the grass, enjoying a wonderful fountain, etc.
One of UK's most impressive town halls was completed in 1887. Although its style is almost always defined as Victorian, it is really English Gothic Revival style.
It is really impressive to see and I recommended to walk around the
The Museum Of The Greater Manchester Police, is located in Manchester. The last day it will be open before Christmas Day will be Tuesday, December 22nd and the Museum will reopen on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010. Imagine going back in