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Victoria Station

Manchester, England
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Ranked #112 of 129 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Been to Victoria on several occasions. Great building and connected perfectly to the Phones 4 U arena. The pub there is pretty decent as well if you are only there for half an hour.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The station is currently being modernised. Theres minimal shops in there at the moment - A McD's , WH Smith , a couple of small outlets and a bar ,that's about it. 30p to use the toilets ( this was free a while ago ) The building itself is very nice, if you go into the bar theres a multi... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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307 reviews 307 reviews
98 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Travelled through this station a few times. The building is impressive from the outside and some nice outlets inside. Not really an attraction so would not travel to see however if passing through, it is fine.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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472 reviews 472 reviews
253 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a very busy rail station but having considerable investment as part of the major Northern Hub work. At the moment nothing special with works everywhere but it will improve to be a modern rail station within a Victorian building

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Preston, United Kingdom
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312 reviews 312 reviews
145 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A gracious Victorian buiding currently having a huge concrete structure added for the tram network. Looks like architectual vandalism but not easy to imagine until complete. Needs reviewing in a few months' time.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The station is merely a place to start or end your journey! A shadow of it's former self with the area dwarfing the station and almost turning the through platforms into an underground station! The huge map of the old Lancashire and Yorkshire railway system is still a positive attraction situated opposite the end of the booking office windows-and must... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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134 helpful votes 134 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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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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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