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Albert Square

Albert Square, manchester, Manchester, England
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Ranked #27 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Ice skating
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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208 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
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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68 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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58 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Albert Square is a busy little place with usually something going on. When I went it was a road safety display by GMP and other agencies. The square..being central..is handy for the rest of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Dinner on Saturday evening was very good despite the restaurant being pretty busy; well-cooked food including good local meat; our waitress was excellent and made good recommendations on the wine front. Breakfast the next day was another story as they seemed short staffed and preoccupied with an influx of minor celebs who were taking part in the Sport Relief run... More

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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Tourists will love Albert Square for it's historical and magnificent Manchester Town Hall. And that's not all, there are countless contemporary bars, great old pubs with lots of Mancunian history, and restaurants of the world in this great Square - whatever your palette desires you're bound to find something mouth watering and satiating in Manchester's Albert Square.

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Haslington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

What a lovely way to get in the Christmas spirit. Don't go at peak times soooooooooooo busy. Needs a visit when dark when the lights are on, very pretty.

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