With so much entertaining activities going on in Manchesters museums, galleries, sporting venues, theatres, visitors may be confused to fit these myriads of attractions into a single trip. With spectacular, ancient buildings like Manchester Cathedral, Museum of Science and Industry, John Rylands Library, Manchester can be a must-visit destination. Even,there are some lovely green space in the suburbs like Chorlton Water Park. And the interesting fact is that most of the Manchester attractions are free to visit. Manchester has plentiful things to do explore, here are top 5 best Manchester attractions to enjoy the vibrant, artistic city in a delightful way.
Situated just behind one of the busiest Manchester shopping malls, the ancient Manchester Cathedral stands out as the most tranquil retreat from the daily hustle and bustle. The artistic intricate carvings and architectural sculptures of the Cathedral are quite impressive to look at. Don’t forget to look out the Angel Stone- an evidence of the Saxon Church in the city which has dated around 700AD. So, make your bookings early and witness this splendid Cathedral, which has amazing history.
Manchester Art Gallery
Being present at the centerpiece of the city centre, this wonderful pillared building has a huge selection of ancient art like Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Ford Madox Brown, Flemish impressionists (Gauguin, Monet, Manet), excellent paintings by Adolphe Valette. Families will enjoy seeing of the Clore Art Studio and look out explorer tour belts and family backpacks. So, be a spectator of the history and elegance of the Manchester Art Gallery.
Manchester Town Hall
Founded in 1877, the imposing Manchester Town Hall graces the pedestrianized Albert Square and the tower offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Manchester city.
The Great Manchester Exhibition Centre situated at the center one of the best sites throughout England hosts several music performances in a year. So, come and visit to this historic arena that you won’t miss out such incredible destination which has been enlisted in the top 5 best Manchester attractions.
Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry, located at the world’s oldest railroad station has 12 galleries including Power Hall, which has the water, steam-driven machines from the golden age of the textile industry and vintage cars made in Manchester such as a 1904 Rolls Royce.
However, the ancient history from the Roman times, industrial revolution to the current days has been preserved as a document in the Station Building. Another must-see sites of the Museum of Science and Industry, the Air and Space Gallery is an abode to the ancient aircraft including a replica of Triplane 1 by A.V. Roe, which was the first successfully flown, British plane. So, be there to view these flawless attractions that will delight to this one of a kind attractions in Manchester.
John Rylands Library
This outstanding library was built by the wife of the successful cotton merchant, John Rylands and opened for the public in 1900. The marvelous neo-gothic building and the interior with vaulted ceilings, stained glass, moulded plasterwork are worthwhile to visit. Moreover, there are numerous events and exhibitions going on in the library. So, to enjoy the joyous moments and cherish the ultimate fun with the loved ones, come and be entertained while seeing the awesome sights in your naked eye.