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Albert Square

Address: Albert Square, manchester, Manchester, England
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Ranked #25 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating

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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
81 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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175 reviews 175 reviews
114 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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