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Tourist Places To Visit In Manchester
Live music, guitars, bands, all this and more, is what the beautiful Northern English City of Manchester is popular for, not to forget its avant-garde exhibits at the Manchester Art Gallery, the bustling club scene at the Warehouse Project, Vintage Music Store, the Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium, home to the Manchester United and Manchester City Teams respectively and the National Football Museum. Here’s a list of tourist places to visit in Manchester.
A popular landmark in the Cheshire countryside of Manchester, Jodrell Bank is an evident symbol of the city’s significance in the world of science. Manchester University’s notable Radio Telescope Centre is an essential part of the United Kingdom’s research in Astronomy, examining the sky to improve on our research about the Universe at large. The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre provides an opportunity to its visitors to discover the Universe besides the popular Lovell Radio Telescope and enjoy watching the planet, spanning a gorgeous 35-acre garden laden with trees, making it a fascinating sight to view.
Emirates Old Trafford
Home to Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford is a world-class venue for sports with over 150 years of experience in hosting international crickets and being witness to some of the finest moments in cricket history. The calendar of events at the Emirates Old Trafford is rather bright for 2019 with some of the biggest global matches. The venue also hosts multi-purpose conferences and events, meetings and dinners of international repute, catering to over 2000 people across small groups to large scale exhibitions and is supported with a dedicated & in house service rich with Duty Managers for events, tech support and practiced event organizers.
With over 3,600m² of space, 700 on-site parking space, 43 rooms for meetings & conferences, an extensive transport network and the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel on-site with 150 bedrooms, Emirates Old Trafford is worth a visit.
Blue Planet Aquarium
A tropical river exhibit that’s been planned to characterize a branch of the Amazon River, the Blue Planet Aquarium has three separate rock pool with some of the most intriguing species that inhabit British Isles’ rocky coastlines, the coral reef here is one of the most colorful & yet complex tropical ecosystems with over 20 varied corals and 15 species of fish. The 10ft long Sand Tiger Sharks and multiple swarms of tropical fish are a treat to enjoy from the splendid 70m aqua tunnel, with remarkable outdoor adventure activities at the Pirate Playground with its monkey bars, crocodiles and shipwreck.
One of the largest commercial districts in the city with some of the biggest brands in the North West, Spinningfields is home to Manchester’s most renowned stores, eateries and bars, with state of the art architectural cityscape. This award-winning estate is one of the top sites for party revelers, shoppers and soulful foodies who’d like unwind and enjoy in some of the best haunts in the city. Spinningfields also has an impressive range of retail stores on the premise that includes Flannels, Oliver Sweeney, Mulberry and Emporio Armani, not to forget People’s History Museum and the John Rylands Library. The estate also has a multitude of some of the city’s biggest events providing Manchester a wide spectrum of activities that span from architecture to innovation, art to retail to fine dining.
Science & Industry Museum
One of the world’s oldest remaining passenger rail station and world’s first rail warehouse, built in 1830, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester provides information and exhibits to make its visitors familiar with the revolution brought on by the railroad to Manchester and the world at large. Open to visitors daily from 10 am to 5 pm, the entry to the museum is free of charge with a nominal fee applicable for certain exhibitions & events. There’s a wide variety of scientific marvels, live demos of ancient working machinery and exciting science shows in addition to other activities at the Museum.
Manchester City Council
Manchester City Council’s a neo-gothic, Victorian municipal building and the ceremonial HQ of the Manchester City Council that house a number of local government divisions. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, it stands facing the Albert Square on the north end and St. Peter’s Square to the south end with the Manchester Cenotaph at its southern entrance. The building houses offices and majestic royal rooms adorned with Madox Brown’s striking Manchester Murals that illustrate the city’s ancient past, with statues and figurines of prominent personalities like Joule, Barbirolli and Dalton on the entrance and in the sculpture halls. The external part of the building is covered by the clock towers which is 85m high and is home to the Great Abel, clock bell.
John Rylands Library
A late Victorian building on Deansgate, the John Rylands Library in Manchester opened to the public in 1990 and was constructed in honor of John Rylands by his wife. The library hosts special collections considered to be among the largest in the UK with primitive illuminated scriptures, samples of early paintings from the European era including the Gutenberg Bible, an extensive ensemble of Aldine Press editions and the second-largest printed collection by William Caxton, with a number of personal letters and papers of prominent figures like John Dalton and Elizabeth Gaskell.
A municipal park in Manchester, the Heaton Park spans over 600 acres and includes a Grade I listed, 18th century, a neo-classical country house called the Heaton Hall. Renovated as part of a millennium project as a joint venture between the Manchester City Council & the Heritage Lottery Fund, the park includes a boating lake, an animal farm, an 18-hole golf course, an adventure playground, ornamental gardens, a pitch & putt course, a volunteer-run tram system, a Papal monument and museum.
Originally the Collegiate Church of St Mary, St George & St Denys and the Cathedral, Manchester Cathedral is the mother church of Manchester’s Anglican Diocese, city’s Parish church and the seat of Manchester’s Bishop on Victoria Street. The Cathedral has been designed with three varieties of stone. The internal piers and walls were initially constructed in a dark Collhurst Sandstone in purple-brown color, visible only in the nave’s tower arch, inside the Jesus Chapel and in the Chancel. As the nave surface and aisles of the church were scored to be sheathed in Roman cement in the 19th century, it damaged the structure extensively, because of which the stonework had to be replaced later during restoration and replaced with limestone.
Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden
Located in Didsbury in Manchester, the Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden lies between Stenner Woods and Mersey River, named in honor of Alfred Fletcher Moss who donated the park to the city in 1915. The park is partly a botanical garden and the other half is a habitat for the wildlife with additional facilities of rugby & football pitches, refurbished tennis courts and a café run by a local family. The main garden is laid out on the south-facing hill protected from natural elements, and small waterfalls fall down the rock gardens into ponds encompassed by marsh marigolds, skunk cabbage, royal ferns and irises, with additional and wide range of shrubs & ornamental trees that include mulberry, swamp cypress, Adam’s laburnum, dawn redwood, common walnut, tulip trees and different varieties of dwarf conifers.