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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 Richard Goodall Gallery (Manchester) shows contemporary art, photography and rock posters. There is now a new exhibition that will offer art collectors and Beatles fans the opportunity to see about artistic works, including eleven
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.
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
At the heart of the lively city of Manchester, I found a pub that was typically English. The architecture is amazing, and its name? The Shakespeare. The contrast between this pub and the city's modern buildings is huge. It's an homage
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
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
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 "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