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Victoria Station

Manchester, England
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Ranked #97 of 118 attractions in Manchester
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: One of Manchester's main rail stations is part of a large Center City area that includes an entertainment complex and an office and hotel tower.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Victoria train station,has a lot of history to it.Every time i visit this place, i am in awe by the structure as well as the designed of it.Its always very busy with commuters who are going about their daily routines and the station staff are always very helpful.I cant comment on the station toilets as i didn't use them,But this... More

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Until the late 1980s, Victoria station was a light, airy and pleasant place to catch a train. The long 1904 frontage was one of the city's few Victorian gems which hadn't been erased in the 1970s when the city council allowed the ghastly Arndale Centre to be built. The main train shed area and booking office was fully glazed with... More

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Greater Manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I appreciate that the station is old, undergoing a lot of renovation and looks dark and dilapidated but this review is just about the terrible state of the toilets. On my way out of the station I decided to use the Ladies. Access is gained through a waiting room from which the Ladies' and Men's toilets lead. The door to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Manchester Victoria Station is an old Victorian station, and in essence should be worth a visit on account of its decadent architecture and decor. Unfortunately, it's in a pretty dire state. It's dirty, rough, rundown and generally all round depressing. In relative terms, the amenities and general atmosphere can't compare to the two other large stations in Manchester (Oxford Road... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Victoria Station is currently being modernised and therefore will not inspire travellers. It does however have a colourful history. Built about 1840 as an upmarket replacement for the nearby, now demolished, Oldham Road former station and goods yard. It is constructed on top of a labrynth of older tunnels,buildings a large graveyard and the river Irk. It was formerly connected... More

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UK
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Such as shame that this building has been so neglected. Although it is being restored. I wouldnt even say its worth going in to look. The station bar is ok to pass time waiting for a train, although the toilets are dire. I only use it because I have to.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I feel like I have arrived somewhere comfortable and safe when I get there on the train.....lovely old building....the information people are so helpful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Old Victorian rail station with its cream burgundy brick work not as big as piccaddily rail station but plays a part in the Metro link network to has been use in lots of tv soaps been no to long ago coronation st used it. still very much unchanged in it victorian deko.

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East Yorks, England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The is a place you want to get out of as quickly as possible. It is just a functional spot to get on or off a tram or train, and then get out into Manchester

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Theres trains and people and trains. I have to say over 100 charachters but what do you say about trains. I use them to go to work and back sometimes they arrive ontime sometimes they dont.

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