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Albert Square

Address: Albert Square, manchester, Manchester, England
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Ranked #26 of 98 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating

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manchester
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431 reviews 431 reviews
178 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

.. with at Christmas, mainly foreign stall holders though there are some local traders there too. At other times, you can look around the statues in the square though that will not take too long. Outside seating at most cafes make it a nice place to people watch in summer.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

First visit, but rather disappointed. No xmas atmosphere, no music playing. All the little huts look good and festive, but some things sold were cheap tat with high price tags. Most stalls repeat goods throughout. Food stalls were good. Tasty treats on offer, stall holders very sociable. But prices too high for people wanting to buy a little gift.

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Yorkshire Uk
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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We visited Manchester Christmas market on a tour which included Coronation Street studios. We enjoyed Coronation Street but the market was disappointing especially after visiting such a good one in Beverley, East Yorkshire the previous weekend. The goods for sale on the stalls in Manchester were much more expensive than Beverley and not nearly as interesting. The wooden construction selling... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Albert square lights up in December with the Manchester christmas markets.All the sights and smells of christmas. Love the hog roast although a bit pricey. Other events and festivals throughout the year make it the heart of Manchester. Recommend heading down some of the side streets on the way down to Deansgare, maybe a quick pint or two in The... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went, we saw, we felt a significant lack of Christmas lights and decor. The German Village stuff was lame, kind of like a cheap fete. So we left, came back to our little cottage, turned on the fire, and watch an old Star Trek episode, which was better than the lacklustre Christmas lights in Manchester. Oh yeah, no Christmas... More 

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Milton, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We are from Canada and visited the Christmas market in Manchester last weekend. I loved the look of the markets and the lights, everything looked very festive but there was no Christmas music at all, I think it would have just made it that more magical, had there been Christmas carols playing. We talked about what was missing and we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This Christmas market was supposedly award-winning but was so disappointing. The whole experience seems to concentrate on food and drink and the prices are very expensive. The stalls repeat themselves throughout and are very inauthentic. The market areas are very crowded with very little true Christmas market atmosphere. Our first visit was about 5 years ago and that was much... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ange and Kev went to the Christmas markets yesterday, they are very good and are well worth a visit, plenty off food and drink, I am still full this morning. The Christmas goodies are great as well, Ange bought a little santa and a few other bits and pieces. The free buses are great to get around on, the place... More 

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Beijing, China
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Don't expect too much. It's a small square surrounded by old buildings. It's worth taking a few photos, but I bet you'll stay here for only five minutes.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's a cute square and a great place for events. On its own, there isn't much around. It's a short walk to a nice pub or chain coffee shop (the amazing independent ones are in the northern quarter) and near shops, so it's convenient. In short, worth walking through or going to an event when one is one, but not... More 

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