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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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The John Rylands Library
The John Rylands Library
Owner description: Welcome to The John Rylands Library, one of the world's finest collections of rare books and manuscripts. The John Rylands Library is part of The University of Manchester. Please... more Owner description: Welcome to The John Rylands Library, one of the world's finest collections of rare books and manuscripts. The John Rylands Library is part of The University of Manchester. Please note that we open at 12noon on Mondays and Sundays less
Attraction type: Libraries
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Museum of Science & Industry
Museum of Science & Industry
Owner description: The Museum of Science and Industry sits in the heart of Manchester, the world's first industrial city. It houses the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station and the... more Owner description: The Museum of Science and Industry sits in the heart of Manchester, the world's first industrial city. It houses the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station and the world's first railway warehouse from 1830, which are located at the end of the museum site. On a visit to the museum, you will see amazing objects and learn about the men and women whose ideas changed the world forever. Daily demonstrations bring the museum's world class collection of textile and industrial machinery to life. There are interactive exhibits to explore and a regular programme of changing exhibitions to enjoy. less
Attraction type: Science Museums
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Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium
Owner description: Come and visit the home of the Manchester City Football Club and explore the heritage through the unique memorabilia and interactive displays, reliving the greatest moments and... more Owner description: Come and visit the home of the Manchester City Football Club and explore the heritage through the unique memorabilia and interactive displays, reliving the greatest moments and discovering what makes City the Club that it is today. Take in the view of the Etihad from the Directors’ Seating area and visit one of the Club's superb hospitality areas. Take your seat in the press room, sit behind the press desk and through your own eyes, experience the feelings and emotions Manuel Pellegrini and the first team players feel when conducting a press conference. Visit the players’ lounge, get warmed up in the players warm up room and then venture into the inner sanctum of the dressing room. Sit in your favourite player’s seat before heading to tunnel. Stand in the tunnel and experience the roar of 55,000 supporters, then walk pitch side and take in the panoramic view of the Etihad Stadium. Sit in Manuel Pellegrini’s seat in the dugout and feel the big match excitement. less
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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The Manchester Museum
The Manchester Museum
Owner description: The Manchester Museum is home to an array of treasures from the natural world and the many cultures it is home to. Highlights include a T.rex and fossils of other pre-historic... more Owner description: The Manchester Museum is home to an array of treasures from the natural world and the many cultures it is home to. Highlights include a T.rex and fossils of other pre-historic creatures, ancient Egyptian artefacts and live amphibians and reptiles. You can handle objects from the collection, take part in hands-on activities or enjoy a glass of wine of cup of coffee whilst exploring the latest ideas in science, culture and the arts. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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The Bridgewater Hall
The Bridgewater Hall
Owner description: The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, built to give the best possible space for music. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical... more Owner description: The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, built to give the best possible space for music. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and much more. The Hall is home to three resident orchestras: the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. The Hall also programmes its own classical music season, the International Concert Series. The Hall works with a range of promoters and charity hirers on other programming. less
Attraction type: Operas; Concerts; Architectural Buildings
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Bar San Juan
Bar San Juan
Ranked #1 of 2,171 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
Ranked #2 of 2,171 Restaurants in Manchester
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Argentinean, South American
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Alexandros Greek Restaurant
Alexandros Greek Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 2,171 Restaurants in Manchester
Price: $19 - $29
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Umezushi
Umezushi
Ranked #4 of 2,171 Restaurants in Manchester
Price: $25 - $56
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
MyLahore
MyLahore
Ranked #5 of 2,171 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, British, Balti, Pakistani
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Piccadilly) Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Piccadilly) Hotel
$71 - $129
Ranked #12 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Arena/Printworks) Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Arena/Printworks) Hotel
$56 - $140
Ranked #17 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Premier Inn Manchester City Centre - Portland Street
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Manchester City Centre - Portland Street
$69 - $155
Ranked #19 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Didsbury House
4.0 of 5
Didsbury House
$141 - $217 (£114 - £175)
Ranked #3 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Abel Heywood
3.0 of 5
Abel Heywood
$95 - $213
Ranked #4 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Eleven Didsbury Park
4.0 of 5
Eleven Didsbury Park
$146 - $217 (£118 - £175)
Ranked #5 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

King Street Townhouse
4.0 of 5
King Street Townhouse
$200 - $345
Ranked #1 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Great John Street Hotel
4.0 of 5
Great John Street Hotel
$186 - $390 (£150 - £314)
Ranked #2 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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Hotel Gotham
5.0 of 5
Hotel Gotham
$161 - $524
Ranked #6 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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