Things to Do in Manchester - a Guide to Popular Attractions

By: Mike

Manchester is one of the most popular and splendid cities in England. Best known for its inclinations towards arts, culture and sports, this city is a must-see for travel lovers from world over. Highly cosmopolitan and upmarket, it has something unique to offer to tourists of all kinds.

If you are a first-timer in the city, you definitely need guidance on the best things to do in Manchester. Usually, tourists love to visit the most popular sites in a city. Listed here are some of the most-visited tourist attractions of Manchester:

The Manchester Wheel - Located at Exchange Square in the Millennium Quarter, this giant wheel allows you to have a bird's eye view of the city. This iconic observation wheel is 60 metres in height and comprises 42 capsules that have a seating capacity of eight people each.

Castlefield - Site of the original Roman settlement Mamucium, this place is the centre of the city's canal network, and therefore, quite significant for industrial growth. It has been designated as one of Britain's Urban Heritage Sites. Wildlife lovers usually include Castlefield in their list of things to do in Manchester.

St. Mary's, The Hidden Gem - Located near Albert Square, this church is home to one of the greatest artworks in Manchester. It is also the oldest post-reformation Catholic church in England.

Manchester Town Hall - Built by Alfred Waterhouse, this neo-Gothic structure is located near Albert Square. It is often regarded as the symbol of the city's wealth and power. The Town Hall also contains a series of paintings depicting historical scenes from the city's past.

Apart from these attractions, tourists can also visit museums, libraries, culture centres, sports events, etc. during their stay here. Make a list of the best as per your interest, and you'll be amazed at the number of options this city has on offer.

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