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    Local Culture
  • 85%
    Students
  • 76%
    History Buffs
  • 76%
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 73%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 73%
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  • 73%
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  • ManchesterPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Jun 10, 2014

    Manchester is one of the UK's oldest cities, dating back to 79 AD, when the Romans built a fort here. When you visit Manchester's Old Town Hall, there is a sculpture of the Roman General who founded Manchester, General Agricola, hanging over top of the Hall's front entrance. This majestic building was opened in 1877. Once you've completed your visit inside the Old Town Hall, make sure you visit the John Ryland Library, a block away from the Old Town Hall. The Ryland Library is considered to be one of the most beautiful building in all of Manchester. A vist to the Manchester Cathedral (sacked by Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads during the English Civil War of the mid-17th century) is a must, along with the docks at Salford Quays.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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  • ManchesterPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Jan 15, 2014

    The city of the north. Birthplace of the industrial revolution and home to amazing football, among other things. The city centre has undergone gentrification in recent years so ignore the horror stories.

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  • Manchester
    Ed Salvato
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    5 May 10, 2013

    Manchester Pride
    Talk about exuberant! Mancunians (yep, that's what they are called here) are joined by LGBT revelers from throughout England and Northern Europe for 10 days of nonstop drinking and partying. It's a drinking city. (August 23-26; info: http://www.manchesterpride.com/

    Insider tip: don't miss the George House Trust Candlelit Vigil, the most moving and poignant event in the 10-day celebration. http://www.manchesterpride.com/whatson/vigil

    Recommended venue: Visit the statue to Alan Turing, the father of computing who was also a persecuted gay man. http://www.visitmanchester.com/discover/lgbt.aspx#/articles/lgbt/alan-turing.aspx

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    ruthsen
    5 Mar 27, 2013

    Ok, conflict of interest. I was born in Manchester and have lived here for most of my life. Now I'm going to tell you how great it is. Music, football, friendly people, the start of the industrial revolution, culture, arts. Manchester has it all. It's not an obvious tourist city like London, with all the sights that you have to tick off. But there are great museums, art galleries, theatres. Fantastic nightlife and really easy access to the countryside, as it's not that big. You can easily walk around the city centre, and transport links to the suburbs are good, so you don't necessarily need to stay in the city centre.

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  • Manchester
    Ben Greenwood
    5 Jan 23, 2013

    It's my home town, so I may well be slightly biased but Manchester is a fantastic city. It has everything London has in terms of culture, diversity, history and grandeur, but is more friendly. Museums, bars, top restaurants, sporting venues (the best in the country - Old Trafford, the Velodrome and more) and a lot more.

    It's also handily placed to use as a base for visiting the rest of the UK if you're on a holiday over here, much better than London for location and better than Birmingham as a city as a whole. I love it.

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  • Manchester
    Kimberly Owen
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    3 Aug 28, 2012

    Free to the public. Enjoy the Beautiful architecture of this old Library right off the main shopping drag. Don't forget to check out the toilets!!!

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  • ManchesterCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan
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    3 Aug 14, 2012

    Manchester is a nice small city, old but also very modernized. Walking around city center, you see new glass buildings peaking out from the older and low traditional monuments. The city has a good mix of history, culture, people, restaurants, food, and things to see and do.

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  • ManchesterPro 2014
    Alex
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    3 Aug 02, 2012

    You know those British period dramas on public television? I always liked the ones set in the English countryside, with rolling hills and Devonshire cream and stone cottages on windswept moors. I never expected to like the dreary north of England.

    Except that I did. I'll still take Cornwall over Manchester any day, but I liked the vibrancy of a city going through so much renewal. For such an old city, so much is new in Manchester that it feels like a young city. It is demographically young; with so many universities, Manchester is filled with bars, nightclubs and 20-somethings. But the history and culture here is surprising: great museums, fascinating architecture, and a beautiful canal district (who knew?).

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    Nadia Camilleri
    5 Jul 25, 2012

    Manchester and Manchester United. Take a tour of the football grounds and if you can go watch a game ... been there twice and still can't get enough of it :)

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  • Manchester
    Brogan Hepworth
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    4 Jul 25, 2014

    A birds eye view over looking the green fields in Manchester, so picturesque !

    Recommended for:Local CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness
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    Mr Gray
    5 Jul 28, 2013

    Excellent area for food and drinks! Good to meet new people.

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    Babak Tardast
    3 May 11, 2013
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    Sam Mann
    4 Mar 03, 2013
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    5 Oct 15, 2012
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    Connie Daniels
    3 Oct 13, 2012
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    Tyson Henrie
    5 Oct 05, 2012
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    Veronica Murray
    5 Sep 26, 2012

    loved it lots

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    Christos Vasileiou
    4 Jul 08, 2012
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    Kirsty
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    One of my favorite cities in the UK

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    Jack Zhang
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    I met my old friend here after a long period of time we haven't seen each other

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You know that clich├ęd image you conjure up of Manchester and the dreary old north of England? Forget the smoke-filled skies and rowdy fans of football (a.k.a. soccer to Yanks). Actually ... keep the rowdy footballer image, but replace smokestacks and gray skies with outdoor patio bars along brick-lined canals, up-and-coming indie rock bands playing in hipper-than-thou clubs and an international mix of university students, immigrants and Brits escaping the anonymity of London to enjoy it all. In one evening, you can dine at a restaurant in Chinatown or go for a curry on Curry Mile, catch a performance at one of Manchester's 22 major concert halls and theatres, and end the night with a drink in the lively Gay Village (the vast LGBT community's main drag welcomes all Mancunians and visitors). Mancunians do love their football, and both Manchester United and Manchester City draw huge crowds. From warehouse hotels to city center hostels, sleeping well (and cheaply) is easy in Manchester.

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