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Sightseeing in Manchester - what to see. Complete travel guide

Manchester is a county city located in Lancashire. The city is situated on the bank of the Irwell River on the western slope of the Pennines hill. The city was founded in the X century by the Celts. In 79 AD the Romans built the Mankunium fort on the place of the Celtic settlement specializing in trading and crafts. Manchester City has received its modern name from the Saxon "Muncaster".
There are excellent recreational facilities for active family entertainment in Manchester. You can find many beautiful parks and entertainment centers in the city. It would be interesting to … Open
The city develops quickly, so from the middle of XVIII century Manchester becomes a large center of cotton industry. After the opening of the Manchester Canal this place also becomes one of the main transport crossings of the country. Nowadays Manchester has become a major transport, trade, financial and industrial center of the UK.
In addition to well-developed industry this city is the center of British history and culture. In Manchester, not London, have first appeared repertory theaters. Today the visitors of this wonderful city can enjoy attending numerous theaters: City Drama Theatre, Opera House, Palace Theatre, Apollo Theatre and others. The most interesting museums of Manchester are Salford Museum and Art Gallery that exhibits a collection of paintings by the local artist Lowry, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum that features the largest Egyptological collection in whole Britain, Art gallery Whiteworth, and more. The local Gothic Cathedral and the neo-Gothic Town Hall are also distinctive architectural landmarks of the region. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Manchester will meet its guests with plenty of interesting gastronomy destinations which will treat them with various appetizing treats. The Rose Garden restaurant invites the guests to try … Open
Finally, Manchester is famous for its numerous entertainment centers, clubs, and the largest shopping center in Europe named Arndale.

The building of the Central Library is an outstanding architectural attraction. It has an unusual rounded form and a domed roof. In this building with slender columns, the most valuable collections of old books on philosophy, medicine, science and art are kept. The building of the library was constructed in the 1930s. From the moment of completion of the construction, it remains unchanged and is a spectacular monument of the neoclassical style.
Artists will love the Art Gallery Whitworth. It bears the name of its founder, the wealthy engineer D. Whitworth, who is known throughout the world as the creator of a sniper rifle. It was on his donations that the fine art museum was opened. Paintings by famous artists of the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries are presented here. This museum will be interesting for fans of the works of Picasso, Van Gogh and Gauguin to visit. In 2003, the museum lost part of its collection as a result of robbery. However, it was possible to find the robbers quickly and return priceless masterpieces to the museum.
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A very interesting collection of exhibits is presented to visitors of the Museum of Science and Industry. It is housed in an ancient building, which used to be a railway station. The main exhibits of this museum are elements of the old industrial equipment, which are in excellent condition and continue to productively functions. This museum is appreciated for the variety of interactive exhibits, despite the serious themes. It will be interesting even for tourists with children to visit it.
There are also modern architectural sights in Manchester worthy of attention. An excellent example is the 47-storey skyscraper Beathem Tower, which was eventually completed in 2006. The height of this skyscraper is 168 meters. It is the tallest building in the city. The facade of the skyscraper is revetted with a mirror tile. The building looks especially effectively on a sunny day. Now in the skyscraper there is a complex of elite apartments, as well as a popular hotel. On one of the last floors of the high-rise building is a prestigious night club with a panoramic view of the city.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Manchester and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Manchester
♥   Shopping area ' Oldham Street' Manchester, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Market Street' Manchester, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' King Street' Manchester, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Exchange Square' Manchester, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Deansgate' Manchester, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Manchester
♥   Castle 'Towers of Mens' , 8.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Buckton Castle' , 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Turton Tower' , 20.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dobroyd Castle' , 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Peveril Castle' , 34.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Manchester
♥   Regional Park 'Stones Country' , 124.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Manchester and around
♥   Art museum 'Manchester Art Gallery' Manchester, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Manchester from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Sandcastle Waterpark

From the series “The Greatest and Fanciest Water Parks”
In addition to various rides, an excellent spa that features several kinds of saunas and massages, is available to guests. A nicely decorated lazy river, a children's playground with a mock of a pirate ship, Dueling Dragons coasters, and a luxurious pool with fountains represent entertainment options waiting for visitors in the water park. There is also the so-called Hyperzone with the most extreme rides, including Masterblaster slide, Montazooma slide, unusually-shaped Sidewinder and Aztec Falls that is considered the most unusual slide of the aquapark. … Read further

House Garden of Anne and Robin Strange

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
For many years, gardeners have attracted many fans. One woman even sends spouses certificates for a floral shop, so they they can supplement their collection with new items. The most difficult part of caring about the garden is daily watering a vast number of flowers. Recently, the couple has equipped an area with a modern irrigation system, with which the gardening has become much easier. The house of Stranges is close to the road, so it’s well known to many motorists, who are often driving these places. It won’t be difficult for curious tourists to find it too. … Read further
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Sightseeing in regions nearby Manchester

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