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Beetham Tower

Attractions

Beetham Tower is one of the most prominent additions to Manchester in recent years. Its fame rests chiefly on its height - the 47-storey tower soars 561ft...

301-303 Deansgate
Major venue

Central Library

Attractions

The Central Library's classical-revival style disguises the fact that it was built only in 1934, since when it has become one of the city's most...

St Peter's Square
Major venue

Exchange Square

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Another of the new spaces afforded by the bomb, Exchange Square has rows of amphitheatre seating (with decorative metal bars to spoil the fun of more...

Major venue

Imperial Chinese Archway

Attractions

Manchester is home to one of Europe's largest Chinese communities, and this striking piece of architecture commemorating the fact - a gift to the city from...

Faulkner Street
Major venue

John Rylands Library

Critics' choice
Attractions

Despite giving the impression of near-medieval antiquity, this glorious building is in fact just over a century old, having first opened in 1900. Among its...

150 Deansgate
FreeMajor venue

Manchester Cathedral

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A church building of some description has existed on this site since the first millennium, and the present cathedral has adapted to damage inflicted...

Cathedral Yard
FreeMajor venue

Manchester Central Convention Complex

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This site was the city's third main station (Central Station) in the late 19th century, which closed shortly after the railway line became obsolete in 1969....

Off Lower Mosley Street
Major venue

Piccadilly Gardens

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Donated for public use more than two centuries ago, the land that is now Piccadilly Gardens first housed an infirmary, demolished in 1909. The present-day...

Major venue

Salford Lads Club

Attractions

Featured on the cover of the Smiths' The Queen is Dead album, this registered charity, established in 1903, still fulfils its original function as a sports...

St Ignatius Walk
FreeMajor venue

St Ann's Church

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Manchester Cathedral and this church (built in 1712) have long been the two focal points of surviving old Manchester; indeed, the tower of St Ann's is said...

St Ann Street
FreeMajor venue

Town Hall

Attractions

Alfred Waterhouse's building, completed in 1887, remains a proud symbol of the city. Its imposing halls, host to a range of statuary, city council staff and...

Albert Square
FreeMajor venue

Victoria Station

Attractions

Signs of its former splendour remain - the lovely tiled map of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway on the entrance walls, the wood-panelled ticket offices...

Todd Street
Major venue