This city may be most famous for its music, or perhaps its football teams, but Manchester has much more to offer than just storied gig venues and outsize sports stadiums. From highbrow galleries to marvellous museums, lush libraries to gaudy retail meccas, there’s a ton of brilliant things to do here. You could spend a full day inside Victoria Baths, an Edwardian swimming pool and Turkish baths complex that’s pretty much calm incarnated. And another one entirely at the John Rylands Library, which is so grand you’ll likely mistake it for a church. Not even to mention the recently revamped Gay Village, a thronging nightlife destination at the heart of the city’s LGBTQ+ scene. Read on to discover more bucket-list attractions in Manchester you totally shouldn’t miss.
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