About Jessica B
Lives in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Since Apr 2013
18-24 year old female
I was born and raised in Liverpool and have spent my life living between Liverpool and Manchester. I also spent a large chunk of 2014 working in Rio de Janeiro (amazing!). I especially love travelling to places with natural beauty and last year I fulfilled my dream of seeing penguins in the wild in the south of Argentina. My next adventure? Who knows!?
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
Arenas & Stadiums
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Located right in the centre of the city, this iconic Victorian-era building is a must see as the architecture is stunning both inside and out. You can join a guided tour of the whole building or just wander through the ground floor corridors by yourself.
Castlefield is unlike any other park you’ve visited — there is no playground or duck pond, but rather the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre and a series of canals from Industrial Revolution era Britain.
The library is not only famous for its collection of books and manuscripts, which date back five millennia, but also for its architecture. The building’s interior is spectacular and well worth visiting in its own right.
The People's History Museum explores the last 200 years of life in Manchester, right up to the present day. As it focuses on the history of ordinary people, it is a great place to learn more about what has made Manchester so special and the important role it has played in the creation of modern British society.
This medieval cathedral is part of the Church of England and has undergone many restoration projects throughout the years to preserve it and restore it to its former glory.
The Old Wellington is a traditional British pub full of character. Set in one of the oldest buildings in the city (built in 1552), it is the perfect place to recuperate with a cold beer and a hot meal after a full day’s sightseeing.
The Manchester Museum has everything that you'd want from a Natural History museum and then some. From complete dinosaur skeletons to the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the UK, there is something for everyone. The museum also boasts a newly installed vivarium where you can see some of the planet’s most endangered amphibians and reptiles.
Located just down the road from the Manchester Museum and often overlooked due to the popularity of the Manchester Art Gallery, Whitworth is a hidden gem for art lovers. After a £15 million refurbishment, the gallery now houses twice as many exhibits as it used to.
This Victorian era swimming pool and Turkish baths has reopened following its closure in 1993. The building was left derelict, and little by little, is being restored to its former glory. Although the baths are not yet fully functional, they do not disappoint. Look out for the beautiful stained glass windows.
Manchester United is arguably one of the things that has put Manchester on the map, and so a visit to its stadium — Old Trafford (nicknamed 'the stadium of dreams') — is a must for any football fan.
MediaCityUK is one of Manchester’s most up and coming areas. It is home to some of the BBC and ITV television studios as well as the Lowry Outlet Mall, the Lowry Theatre, the Imperial War Museum and tons of cafes and restaurants.
This park is the largest municipal park in Europe and boasts an animal farm, a boating lake, an 18th century manor house, woodlands and an 18-hole golf course. There is something for everyone to enjoy here; it's not to be missed.
Founded in 1653, this is the oldest library in the English-speaking world. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, it is also the home to many first editions including Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica (1689), a large number of beautiful glass lantern slides, and the desk where Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels met to study together.
Considered one of the top art museums in the UK, Manchester Art Gallery is a treasure-trove of artwork, which spans over six centuries. The 19th century British paintings are particularly impressive.
Set along the Rochester Canal, this is the perfect place to end your trip to Manchester. The Gay Village is a lively neighbourhood full of bars and restaurants and offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to everyone; gay or straight, young or old.