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Address: Lloyd St, Manchester M60 2LA, England
Phone Number: 0161 827 7661
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and...
This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1887. At the front main entrance sits a statue of the Roman Governor, Agricola, founder of the original fort of Mamuciam, from which the city began. The building dominates Albert Square.
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Lovely Building

I loved the murals on the walls in different rooms. I did not like the small lift, it was very claustrophobic and only about 3 people could get in the lift.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I loved the murals on the walls in different rooms. I did not like the small lift, it was very claustrophobic and only about 3 people could get in the lift.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

we attending a wedding here, stunning location and the person who took the service was very informative about the build and the history making the information fun and enjoyable

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Called in for afternoon tea, all very good, reasonable price, I had heard about the Ford Madox Brown paintings depicting the history of Manchester in the great hall and asked if we could see them. Jackie the duty manager could not have done more to help us. well worth seeing it made our week. Thanks.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

All of the cakes were shop bought. The butter for scones was rancid and had to be replaced, there was not enough butter or cream for three. Just simply not good enough

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

One of the finest buildings in Manchester. It was completed in 1877 and is one of the best examples of Gothic revival in Britain. The 85m high clock tower is a useful landmark if you are new to the city. In front of the town hall is Albert Square with the Albert memorial which is a popular meeting place. Tours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great town center to just sit and enjoy. The architecture is great. Spent a good hour in the evening and felt relaxed a long day roaming through Manchester

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Interesting building with much character and history. Look for the bees and cotton flowers on the tiled floors, and the cities that traded with Manchester in the old days!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went with a friend to the Manchester Christmas Markets (always do) booked 'Afternoon Tea' in the wonderful Town Hall. All very nice and good service and in one of the beautiful rooms but ........spoiled by hoards of people passing very, very close by - visiting the indoor market stalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

On the day I visited a wedding happened to be on. It looked such a beautiful setting to get hitched. It's a very grand building and extremely majestic. Lots of photo opportunities inside and out.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

ante room for indoor photos and drinks. in a fantastic setting, also Chinese new year so square outside was brightly decorated,

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