Making the Most Out of Manchester: Top 10 Things to Do

Making the Most Out of Manchester: Top 10 Things to Do, Manchester, England (B)

“Manchester? You’re going to watch football, aren’t you?” That was the initial reaction of my friends and family members when I told them I wanted to visit Manchester. No Malaysian in their right mind would want to make the the trip up north unless if it is for a football match or visiting friends or relatives studying at the University of Manchester. I know for a fact that Manchester is more than that – the city used to be a powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution and a hotbed for so many legendary bands throughout the decades. So, instead of an overnighter or a day trip from London, we spent three nights here and these are the top 10 things we did in Manchester.

What better way to start our trip than at the former site of the Manchester Royal Lunatic Asylum? You would never thought that Piccadilly Gardens was once home to a mental health institution and infirmary but today it is the city’s main green space and public transport hub. The square is surrounded by buildings old and new from Victorian warehouses to the ho-hum glass and steel Piccadilly Plaza. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Making the Most Out of Manchester: Top 10 Things to Do
Guide Location: England » Manchester
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Danial Ariff Bin Ahmad Nordin
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Piccadilly Gardens
  • National Football Museum
  • Manchester Cathedral
  • The John Rylands Library
  • portrait of a poignant homeless man
  • Stevenson Square
  • Afflecks Arcade
  • Science and Industry Museum
  • Northern Soul
  • Rump ‘N Ribs Steak House
  • Chapter One Books
  • Black Milk
  • Etihad Stadium
  • Old Trafford
  • Sifters Records

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