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Manchester City guide, including Manchester Hotels
Manchester is one of the most vibrant and dynamic places in the UK.
Manchester. The Lowry building has a spectacularly modern design is
every bit as fascinating as the varied art collection it holds and
hence is a real source of local pride. It is named after the artist LS
Lowry and there is a very fine collection of his drawings and paintings
on display. The Lowry is also hosts two theatres and various shops,
bars and restaurants.
internationally respected collection of art ranging from the early
Dutch and Italian masters, through to the likes of Gainsborough and
Constable. There is also a display of decorative art including ancient
Roman earthenware to contemporary furniture, providing something for
all taste to enjoy.
the world. To find out more about this club visit their museum and take
part in the guided tour. It is open most days, but there are certain
restrictions on match days.
interesting facts about Manchester’s role in the industrial revolution
and get the chance to see steam engines and locomotives, to modern day
aircraft and star gaze in the planetarium.
centre of Manchester. An interactive exhibition will lead you on a
journey exploring life in different cities around the world. With four
cascading exhibition floors to explore you need to allow at least
ninety minutes for your visit.
Things to do:
In Manchester you will find all the shops you could ever desire and a
few more besides. Acting as the Gateway to the North, Manchester also
provides a perfect base to explore many of the North's attractions and
is within easy reach of Blackpool, the historic city of Chester and
only a few hours' drive to the Lake District, and the Yorkshire Dales.
less than four miles from the city centre. Its rolling scenery provides
an attractive setting for a wide range of leisure activities which
cater for visitors of all ages. It is also plays host to many outdoor
events, like summer fun days, theatrical productions, concerts and
other major events.
opened in 1846 to link the Manchester to Bolton line with Radcliffe and
was a popular passenger and freight route until 1972. The East
Lancashire Preservation Society, with assistance from Bury and
Rossendale Councils, saw the line reopened in 1991. The traditional
station buildings and developments along the tracks have contributed to
the Society being presented with a number of environmental awards.
and is one of the North West’s favourite visitor attractions. At the
heart of the centre is an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s.
Here you can witness the Victorian way of life such as life below
ground at the coalface and how the famous Lancashire pit brow lasses
lived. In the ever-popular Victorian schoolroom you can experience the
rigours of a strict Victorian education.
shopping opportunities all conveniently located under one roof, with
the added bonus of bar and restaurant facilities and a cinema for
relaxation during an exhausting shopping trip.
Food & Drink:
Manchester has a global feel and flavours all of its own, and can boast
of thirty different nationalities of the finest cuisine. Having
restaurants and cafés flying flags from around the world.
Manchester offers a mind-boggling range of restaurants, whatever your
budget. Ultra-chic or reassuringly traditional, Manchester’s
restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars offer rest and relaxation for
busy making a very successful name for itself over the past 21 years.
It specialises in providing an every evolving menu to make the most of
the finest seasonal produce.
popular restaurants and like its sister establishments has a good
reputation for serving up quality food in suitably elegant
surroundings. The well-priced set menu will not break the bank.
and sophisticated Lowry Hotel. Like the hotel the restaurant is highly
elegant, as is the food which is widely considered to be some of the
very best, if not the best in Manchester, with the added bonus of great
views out across the river. This restaurant is both the ideal setting
for an important business lunch, or a romantic dinner for two.
Piccadilly railway station and describes itself as ‘Your local in the
heart of the city.’ It’s a fine example of a good old-fashioned city
pub offering an excellent selection of real ales and basic pub food
including sandwiches, jacket potatoes and burgers.
a range of ever-changing cask beers on offer as well as boasting its
own brewery. It is also a hit with the local student population, who
come here to dine on the simple and reasonably priced food such as
chilli and lasagne.
different rooms set across four levels. This is not the place for a
quiet drink. It is a lively pub with live bands twice a week; as well
as showing live sporting events on its big screen. There is a wide
choice of both wine and beer and the food comes in the form of dishes
as varied as traditional Irish stew, fish and chips and seafood chowder.
Manchester Hotels & Accommodation:
What ever you are looking for, from a quiet guest house, or a large
conference centre, there is accommodation to suit all tastes and
pockets in Manchester.
Manchester is the life and soul of the region with more theatres than
any other UK city outside London, a wide range of live music venues,
two internationally renowned orchestras and a music and club scene of
world-wide fame. You'll never be stuck for something to entertain you
South East. The programme boasts an excellent line up of comedy, music,
dance & theatre.
dance, drama, visual arts, films, comedy, music et al.
With so much variety available whatever your requirements for a short
break you cannot go wrong with using the exciting city of Manchester as
a base. With history, culture, sport and scenery all available within
easy reach and a choice of restaurants and bars where to end a day, why
not give Manchester a visit.
Name: Maria Williams
Biography: Maria writes for Sleep UK - providers of hotels in manchester.
About the Author: Biography