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 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
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 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
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
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.
This church is located a little bit away from the town center, on a beautiful green hill. It can be seen from all over thanks to its elevated position, and has a stunning Gothic appearance. Entrance is free, so go and take a look! And
I have stayed in the city of Sheffield a number of times and have also spent time in the northern county of Derbyshire in the famous Peak District and, in particular, in the town of Bakewell. It has a beautiful little church (All
If you have the opportunity to take a trip to the Peak District, the largest national park in English, then you simply must visit Bakewell. Take a walk on the banks of this river, the best way to explore this city with its charming
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 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 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
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 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
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.
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 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,
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 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.
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
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 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
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
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
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.
Chatsworth House is a sixteenth century mansion owned by the Dukes of Devonshire and has been in the Cavendish family since 1549. The farm covers an area of 14,000 hectares containing forests, gardens, farms, rivers, towns and an
Chatsworth House is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful houses in England. It is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Derbyshire, and although they still live there, part of the house can be visited. You can also visit the gardens,
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.
This mansion is beautiful. I always wanted to go here, and I was not disappointed! This is for the fans, the manor described in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, and it was used in the film adaptation starring Keira Knightley. You can
Walking through the bohemian neighborhood, just at the end of the street, we ran into one of those places that if you speak English and and have time, it's definitely worthwhile. The Frog and Bucket is the typical comic theater style
In recent years, Manchester has achieved international fame for its "alternative culture". And this new artistic wave is concentrated in an especially bohemian fashion. The main street of this area is Oldham Street, a place full of
It's the place of eclectic, indie shops. A mix of heavy neon, with second hand cameras and clothes, accessories, darling vintage fashions, games, posters, and tattoo parlors. It's definitely a "must see". You move from one floor to
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
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.