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Manchester Visitor Information Centre

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Address: Portland Street | 1 Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RG, England
Phone Number: +44 871 222 8223
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Visting Manchester, UK? Stop in at this award winning tourist information...

Visting Manchester, UK? Stop in at this award winning tourist information centre for sightseeing guides, hotel information and maps of the region. Talk to the knowledgeable and friendly staff for ideas on what to do and see. The Centre sells discounted tickets for Chester Zoo, Tatton Park and Trafford Centre Legoland.

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Nice welcome

Seemed to be no leaflets,not a lot of anything. Nice welcome though. Accessible. Located on the edge of Piccadilly Gardens.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
JANETDENISE
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Seemed to be no leaflets,not a lot of anything. Nice welcome though. Accessible. Located on the edge of Piccadilly Gardens.

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Thank JANETDENISE
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a great source of information for residents and visitors alike. The staff are very friendly and informative and there and there is a wealth of material to buy or take away free. You can also get free maps of the city and look on line for information about opening times or prices of different attractions. Well worth a... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Full of information about what to do and where to go in Manchester, manned (and womaned) by friendly stakk and it has a souvenir shop!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Plenty of information on the Manchester area and there is lots of info on local travel info on the buses, trams and trains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

I must admit I loved the previous VIC over the road with all its Twitter trending displays and wide range of merchandise but clearly funding has Ben a problem and its downsized significantly which is a real shame. However despite the stripped down smaller premises and retail offer the staff are the usual excellent people you expect in Manchester. There... More 

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Thank Douglas G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I popped I here whilst in Manchester on business. I found the staff very friendly and helpful and good selection of touristy type presents at a very reasonable price. If you want a gift for someone try here rather than the post office 50m away which has tourist gifts at extortionate prices.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This facility has recently moved from its large corner site to a much smaller unit near Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink station. This was my first visit to the new place and it is about a quarter of the size of the previous place. Guided tours often start from the Visitor Centre and the old place had a few seats where you... More 

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Thank Tricia N
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Friendly place where we are able to get the information for Manchester itself. The staff was nice enough to point out the different directions for us to have a better idea on how about to go around Manchester. It is a must, should you need information of Manchester!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We visited Manchester for the first time in many years and everything has changed. Instead of walking aimlessly around we asked 2 people in authority where it was but neither wanted to tell us. I know that sounds stupid but it seemed that way. One said it was in Britannia hotel off Piccadilly Gardens but it wasn't, the other just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This very modern and well appointed building is easy to find and the staff were very helpful with details and local knowledge on where we wanted to go. They also chatted about their personal visits to these areas, if you need information on what is happening and how to get there, this is the place to go

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