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Albert Square

Albert Square, manchester, Manchester, England
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Ranked #28 of 127 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Ice skating
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is one of my favorite shopping destination. Never failed me to go back to my hotel just to drop all the paper bags on my hand and back again to the city..

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a very nice visit and there is so many places to visit locally, I would reccomend you visit when there are many of the festivals and markets, would especially reccomend the Christmas market it is a lovely setup

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a good place to start your exploration of the city. Most of the main historic attractions are within a very short walk of the square, and the impressive Town Hall is right on the square. The Albert Memorial is impressive, and there are statues of local dignitaries. There are some good restaurants on either side of the square.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beer and food festival on good time to be here!. Here for Labour conference, good way to wind down after a hard day at the conference.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited in December '13 for the annual Christmas market. Fantastic array of interesting stalls, especially for those of you that enjoy sampling continental foods. Was perhaps expecting more gift opportunities, but even so the atmosphere is perfect for giving you the Christmas spirit, regardless of whether you purchase anything! The market is set in the backdrop of the beautiful,Gothic Manchester... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This is the centre of Manchester right outside the town hall. At Christmas this square is buzzing with a continental fair. Also great at New Years Eve. During the year there's normally something going on. A usual place for rallies too.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Albert square is usually the centre for the events going on in the town. - Christmas lights turn on, Christmas markets! Both are absolutely lovely. The lights turn on was an annual must with the uni girls. The acts are always a bit boring but the fireworks are lovely! The Christmas markets is always good & forever getting better. Train... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Outside the magnificent Town Hall Albert Square would probably go unnoticed much of the time, but for its regular use for festivals and street markets. We particularly liked the Irish festival, and the Christmas Market (which now spreads far beyond the square up almost to the Arndale). Usually it just provides a way of stepping back and enjoying the Town... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Actually I'm visiting Albert Square at least once a week and in most of the time is full of attractions. If you visiting Manchester in December, close to Xmass time you can visit Xmass market, which is fantastic. There is a few restaurants in the area, where you can eat some good food and have a drink. Manchester City Hall... More

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My husband I came to Manchester on business and I spent the day walking around all of downtown Manchester. This lovely old square is the heart of the city, with magnificent old pubs and buildings. I was really impressed with how clean the entire city was, unlike my home town in Texas, which can't seem to get a handle on... More

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