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Victoria Station

Manchester, England
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Ranked #106 of 126 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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418 reviews 418 reviews
208 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 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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294 reviews 294 reviews
136 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
13 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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