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Preparing your trip to Manchester: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Manchester Art Gallery 1. National currency is the most optimum way to pay for purchases and services. The cash should better be exchanged before a journey. Currency is exchanged in local banks and exchange offices however the transactions are charged with high fees.
2. Travelers should keep in mind that the prices for goods in Manchester are considerably higher than in other European cities. However in the city the prices are rather fixed from shop to shop. The discounts are possible only during sales.
3. Cafes and restaurants feature rather high prices as well. Thus in a budgetary eating house a meal will cost up to 10 pounds. Prudent tourists are advised to buy meals in local super markets or pay attention to small open air cafes most of which offer to-go foods. It should be noted that the quality of the foods in such cafés is excellent meanwhile the pricing is considerably lower than other cafés will offer.
4. Planning a visit to Manchester one should take warm clothes even in the summer as one will need something warm on for evening hiking, tours and open air recreation. Long trips and tours should be as well backed up with umbrellas as it may start raining all of a sudden.
The heat of the tourist season in Manchester is considered to be from April till September. Manchester is most visited in July and August thus the hotels need reservation far in advance as well as tourists should be ready for price increase. Copyright
6. Local people are rather sympathetic and hospitable. They are always eager to help foreign tourists and answer their questions. However one should keep in mind that local people should better be addressed only in English as the natives unwillingly perceive other languages.
7. Those looking to visit numerous tours should keep in mind an important peculiarity. Not all the sightseeing tours are expensive. Most of the significant museums and galleries are absolutely free of charge. If the excursion ticket price is rather high than the sightseeing spot belongs to one of the private foundations.
Discovering the architecture of Manchester from bird's eye view! Manchester Town Hall, Manchester Central Library, Old Trafford, Imperial War Museum North, all those monuments are defining the image of Manchester … Open
8. Utility supplied voltage is 240V that is why many appliances will need specific adapters. These may be provided right in the hotels or may be bought in one the specialized stores.
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What to visit being in Manchester - unique sights

John Lennon House

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
The fans 'The Beatles' from all over the world strive to visit the house of John Lennon. A few details of the life and the work of famous musicians can be learned only from the experienced museum guide. Many tourists complete the excursion program with the visit of the house of Paul McCartney, which is located on one of the neighboring streets. Not far from the villa is another object for Beatles fans worth seeing - the old Obdach Strawberry Field, to whose honor the musicians have called a song. … 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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