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Best of Manchester Guide

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Manchester
Famed for its soccer team and music scene, which has produced the likes of the Smiths and Oasis, this center for sports and the arts is a down-to-earth and friendly city. The so-called Capital of the North has overcome industrial decline, bombing (in WWII and by the IRA) to become a confident and cosmopolitan city of well over two million. It is well served by a bus and light rail network. Top attractions include the Lowry art complex, arcade Affleck's Palace and Canal Street gay village.

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Manchester Taxi Tours
Manchester Taxi Tours
Owner description: Manchester is a fascinating City,let me guide you through 2000 years of History.Visit Roman ruins, Medieval Manchester to the Mills and Canals of the Worlds first Industrial... more Owner description: Manchester is a fascinating City,let me guide you through 2000 years of History.Visit Roman ruins, Medieval Manchester to the Mills and Canals of the Worlds first Industrial City.Stunning Victorian architecture blending with modern Manchester. Take a specialized Manchester United Tour,Lowry Tour or Coronation Street locations tour. Bespoke tours are a specialty meeting the needs of the most discerning Visitor. Fully Qualified and Tourism Award winning Manchester Taxi Tours sole aim is to make your trip memorable. less
Attraction type: Private Tours; Taxis & Shuttles
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John Rylands Library
John Rylands Library
The University Library of Manchester provides an extensive range of services and resources to actual and virtual visitors.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Old Trafford
Old Trafford
Owner description: Old Trafford, home to Manchester United Football Club, is one of the world's most iconic football stadiums. Nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams by Sir Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford... more Owner description: Old Trafford, home to Manchester United Football Club, is one of the world's most iconic football stadiums. Nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams by Sir Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford stadium has been Manchester United's home ground since 1910. Visitors to Old Trafford stadium can experience the clubs history and go behind the scenes with the Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour. The award-winning Museum blends historical exhibits with state-of-the-art interactive experiences and the 80 minute guided Stadium Tour allows visitors to see the players' dressing room, walk out of the tunnel and even sit in the dugout. Additionally, visitors can have a bite to eat at the Manchester United Red Cafe. Whether you're a Manchester United fan or not, a visit to Old Trafford stadium is a day to remember. less
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Greater Manchester Police Museum
Greater Manchester Police Museum
Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic building has intricate woodwork and stained glass.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Elizabeth Gaskell's House
Elizabeth Gaskell's House
Owner description: Elizabeth Gaskell's House in Manchester was the home of the famous author and her family. Her novels include Mary Barton, Cranford, North and South, Ruth and Wives and Daughters... more Owner description: Elizabeth Gaskell's House in Manchester was the home of the famous author and her family. Her novels include Mary Barton, Cranford, North and South, Ruth and Wives and Daughters and are enjoyed on television, stage and radio. This beautifully restored home is now open to the public. It has spectacular period rooms and garden and a tea room for visitors to enjoy. There is also a programme of special events and activities less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Eastern Bloc Records
Eastern Bloc Records
Ranked #1 of 1,824 Restaurants in Manchester
The Spice Club
The Spice Club
Ranked #2 of 1,824 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner
Dougy's Caribbean Takeaway
Dougy's Caribbean Takeaway
Ranked #3 of 1,824 Restaurants in Manchester
Price: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Federal Cafe & Bar
Federal Cafe & Bar
Ranked #4 of 1,824 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Healthy, Australian, New Zealand
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
Ranked #5 of 1,824 Restaurants in Manchester
Price: $31 - $62
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Manchester (Heaton Park)
3.0 of 5
Manchester (Heaton Park)
$75 - $138 (GBP 49 - 90)
Ranked #20 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Premier Inn Manchester - Swinton
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Manchester - Swinton
$72 - $145 (GBP 47 - 94)
Ranked #21 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Travelodge Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
3.0 of 5
Travelodge Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
$71 - $230
Ranked #26 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Football Old Trafford
4.0 of 5
Hotel Football Old Trafford
$102 - $419 (GBP 66 - 272)
Ranked #1 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Roomzzz Manchester City
4.0 of 5
Roomzzz Manchester City
$103 - $255 (GBP 67 - 166)
Ranked #3 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Premier Inn Manchester City (Piccadilly)
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Manchester City (Piccadilly)
$91 - $172
Ranked #4 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Great John Street Hotel
4.0 of 5
Great John Street Hotel
$178 - $434 (GBP 116 - 282)
Ranked #2 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Velvet
4.0 of 5
Velvet
$137 - $408 (GBP 89 - 265)
Ranked #5 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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INNSIDE Manchester
4.0 of 5
INNSIDE Manchester
$112 - $315 (GBP 73 - 205)
Ranked #7 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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