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The 32 best things to do according to real travelers

The top attractions in Manchester

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Reasons to visit Manchester

The best things to do in Manchester

The museums in Manchester are a highly relevant and important part of the cultural heritage of the city and top the list of Manchester attractions. Highlights include the Lowry, Manchester Art Gallery, the Urbis, and the Manchester Museum, which houses pieces from ancient Egypt. Take time to visit the John Rylands Library, where the oldest surviving manuscript of the Gospels, the Gospel of John, remains and adds to the list of what to do in Manchester. 

For a tour of the city start at the Town Hall, one of the most impressive town halls in the UK and one of the top attractions in Manchester. It was built in the English Gothic style but is almost always defined as Victorian. Then there is the Cathedral, one of the top places to visit in Manchester, with an imposing façade on the outside that emphasizes its unique rectangular tower and gardens. Inside, the nave and choir are among the best things to see in Manchester. 

Visiting Piccadilly Square is another one of the many things to do in Manchester. It's located in the city center, near the Arndale shopping center and just behind Piccadilly Gardens. It was the first center built in Manchester after World War II, and features a modern and bold architecture. 

Afterwards, there's still more stuff to do in Manchester, like visiting Oldham Street, the bohemian neighborhood of the city square. It's internationally famous for its alternative culture with numerous landmarks, shops with handicrafts, vinyl record stores, and exotic restaurants, as is home to many other Manchester activities.
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