Tuesday 05 Dec 2023
[@]Manchester Top 10 Must-sees
Published: Guide No.16 - Nov '21
Manchester has so much to offer the casual visitor it could be difficult to explore it all. From its roots as a small northern Roman Fort, built to overlook the banks of the River Medlock to its current high-rise buildings streaking into the Manchester skyline, there is lots to do and see.
Here we pulled together some of the top attractions in the city that are certainly worth your time seeking out and taking the opportunity to walk around and marvel at Manchester’s long and world impacting history.
Discover the start of Manchester in Castlefield at the Roman Fort, visit the Museum of Science and Industry and discover at the work done by Manchester legends such as Alan Turning and find where Karl Mar (yes that one) wrote Das Kaptial.
Of course there’s football too and both major Manchester teams offer interesting, and for fans truely exciting, tours of their grounds. Both tours are well described and give amazing access to the stadiums and even a chance to bump into some the players.
All that plus the National Football Museum, in Cathedral Gardens, near Victoria Station - click the stories below to read on...
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
Located near to Manchester’s University Quarter, no trip to Manchester would be complete without walking in the footsteps of one of Manchester’s most famous writers.Read more...
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery has been at the heart of the city for over 200 years, providing access and appreciation to a range of works of local, national and international significance.Read more...
Manchester Jewish Museum
The newly reopened Manchester Jewish Museum calls itself ‘a place to experience how we are different, together’.Read more...
Manchester Police Museum
The former Newton Street police station, built in 1879 and in use up to 1979 has been restored to reflect it’s Victorian rootsRead more...
People's History Museum
Proudly proclaiming itself as the national museum of democracy the vibrant surroundings of the People’s History Museum it is worth a visitRead more...
Quayside Media: City UK
The old Salford Quays Docks are home to Media City the national broadcasting hub. Here too is the Lowry Theatre and IWM North and it's all a short tram ride from the cityRead more...
Science and Industry Museum
Over two centuries of innovation are explored in one of Manchester’s best-loved museumsRead more...
The John Rylands Library
The gothic interior of the John Rylands Library is an often overlooked gem located between Manchester’s bustling DeansgateRead more...
The Manchester City Tour
Manchester City celebrates it’s 125 year history with a stadium tour that takes you on the most immersive experienceRead more...
The Manchester United Museum and Tour
United’s Old Trafford ground is known the world over as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, the nickname given to it by former player Bobby CharltonRead more...
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Manchester a City of ‘Quarters’
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Nestled between the Irwell and Medloack rivers Castlefield is where the Romans established 'Mamucium'. Experience the old and modern and explore its attractions
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