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Manchester Visitors Centre

Portland Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester, England
0871 222 8223
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Ranked #18 of 43 activities in Manchester
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Visting Manchester, UK? Stop in at this award winning tourist information centre for sightseeing guides, hotel information and maps of the region.Talk... more » Owner description: Visting Manchester, UK? Stop in at this award winning tourist information centre for sightseeing guides, hotel information and maps of the region.Talk to the knowledgeable and friendly staff for ideas on what to do and see or use the 'interactive tables' for inspiration on your visit.The Centre sells discounted tickets for Chester Zoo, Tatton Park and Trafford Centre Legoland. « less
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Stockport
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143 reviews 143 reviews
75 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you want to find out about what is on in the whole Greater Manchester region, then this is the place to go, loads of leaflets on all the major attractions, and indeed minor attractions, the staff are always pleasant and approachable, very helpful even to someone like myself who lives and works in Greater Manchester, often asking with more... More

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Normanton, , United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Hi on my visit to the centre today i found the bags with quotes on section all very nice but no Morrissey quote or Ian Brown,WHY is this

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Biel, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I've been to many tourist information centres around the world but have never been so badly received anywhere. The lady in charge seemed already annoyed that somebody dared enter and was then very brisk and curt replying to my queries. I really got the impression she wanted me to leave not only her office but Manchester as soon as possible.... More

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VisitManchester, Manager at Manchester Visitors Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the MVIC. I am sorry that you did not find the service up to its usual high standards; we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and appear not to have delivered on this occasion. I appreciate your feedback as it shows that we can always do more to exceed visitor’s expectations. I... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

you will find out all you need to know about Manchester here and the memorablia is fantastic. visit here they will help

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

It is a nice modern building and the staff happy to help but I thought there was not a lot of written information or brochures available, seemed to be more emphasis on selling items. Not much on areas outside of Manchester either.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
124 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The guide very knowledgable, kept the statistics to a minimum, an outsider couldn't help but be impressed that Manchester was virtually the birthplace of the Industrial revolution and provided the template which all other major cities then copied. Some important information on (for example) Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln and their relationship with Manchester delivered, there are lots of walks... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

we asked for directions and bus routes, the assistant wasn't very clear on explaining them, after asking her numerous times to explain clearer we decided to give up and just get a taxi

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Friendly Staff and informative assistance. I found helpful information here, not only about the Greater of Manchester but also some advices for my trip to places nearby MCR. I'm not native English speaker so the way they speak slowly and explain everything carefully really works on me. Thanks!

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VisitManchester, Manager at Manchester Visitors Centre, responded to this review

Thank you. Glad we could be of assistance. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. More

Cheshire, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Great bit of information for visiting guests from other countries. Helpful staff, parking is difficult to find but its the info that counts.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

love manchester,it was my 1st time in manchester and certainly will be visiting again soon. was 25week pregnant with my second little boy so want to show him new places like i do with my 3year old,so he will be coming to check out a wonderful and exciting city very soon now he is 1 and can take in more,see... More

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