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Manchester Town Hall

Address: Lloyd St, Manchester M60 2LA, England
Phone Number: 0161 827 7661
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Ranked #11 of 98 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1887. At the front...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had a look in but could not go round as there was a function on. The gentleman on the entrance was very friendly and very informative, so much so we want to return so we can have a good look round.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic building with the Manchester Murals and the Great Abel clock bell, at the heart of Manchester

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

its ok historically I used to work there from 1986-2008 so Im bound to be critical!!-& maybe biased Ive never been in from a historical point of view -as a tourist attraction -only to work there -a long time ago. it is a very old building to be fair-& while i worked there- quite a lot of tourists diid come... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This town hall is possibly one of my favourite places in the UK. Fantastic neo-gothic design (by Aflred Waterhouse) it's a real icon in the city. It was apparently paid for by the factory owners of the city during the industrial revolution as, in those days, the size and impressiveness of your town hall was indicative of the influence and... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I loved the feel of the place and its openness. The history and architecture are inspiring. Being able to walk around and enjoy the building is a privilege and makes me proud to come from the North West.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a very interesting building hasn't been changed great athmosphere and the main hall is a must see . Well worth a visit .

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cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went on a guided tour of the town hall which visited the main assembly rooms, hallways, staircases and an outside yard which has been used in film productions such as Sherlock Holmes. The architecture is stunning, with interesting mosaics and artworks that reflect the history of the city. An interesting place to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went on a tour of the clock tower with a guide from Creative Tourist and had a great time. Detailed info about the history of the tower, the bell, the lot. Definitely recommend manchesterguidedtours.com as well, they have loads of trips. Disclaimer: I am not staff or mean to promote a business here, just used them and was very pleased.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a true hidden gem! Manchester Council, why is this not a regular thing? Fascinating, friendly and knowledgable tour guide, stunning views of the city and hearing the Great Abel chime at midday was fantastic, especially as it vibrated through your body! This is a wonderful experience, from the entrance hall to the Victorian engineering and stories of Elbow... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Inside it was lovely with lots of xmas gifts at a great price people on the stalls were very friendly and helpful some great Xmas jumpers and also a lot of unusual gifts,

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