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“Christmas Lights switch on!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Albert Square

Albert Square
Albert Square, manchester, Manchester, England
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Ranked #27 of 81 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Christmas Lights switch on!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The space is great and the fact that large screens were erected was good. Two tips for the future: organisers - put the screens higher up so that the audience can see all of them, and those who attend - have consideration for others behind you and (a) don't block everyone's view by having people on your shoulders and (b) wear a hood! - putting an umbrella up is rude and inconsiderate of others.

Visited November 2012
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Northwest
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Manchester Christmas Markets”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

It's that time of year again when we start to think about visiting the annual Christmas Market in Manchester. Later year (December 2011 ) We were so disappointed - the atmosphere was not good, prices have inflated out of all proportion( Bratwurst thrice the price of the genuine item in Germany)
Drink prices way over the top, £3+ for a Gluewein, I think not !
We won't be going again if the prices dont moderate.
The German stalls were even manned by Polish people- nothing at all against the Poles, but let's be authentic !

Visited December 2011
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Fine Christmas markets in an impressive square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Albert Square is impressive at any time because one side is filled with Manchester's great town hall. When the Christmas markets take up most of the square it looks and is fantastic.

Visited December 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Grand old building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great and historical town hall overlooks this little square, there isnt much else here aside from that other than a few restaurants, so just bring any food/snacks you have bought, take a seat on one of the benches and watch the world go by.

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Solid!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Love to be in Manchester every Saturday! Love Albert square and the restaurants nearby. Catch the metro free on your train ticket from Victoria when you come into the city from the suburbs. Found some great restaurants round here.

Visited October 2012
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