Visiting the beautiful city of Manchester
Manchester is with no doubt one of the most astonishing cities in the United Kingdom. Situated in North West England, the beautiful city attracts dozens of visitors every year. It is famous for its architectural jewels and culture. Visiting the beautiful city of Manchester is with no doubt a great choice! If you love sightseeing, you will be amazed by the fantastic landmarks of this city! Some of the most spectacular sights of Manchester are the following: Manchester Town Hall, the Canal Street, Albert Square, Heaton Park, numerous skyscrapers, several traditional red brick buildings and other attractions. In case you decide to visit this beautiful city, I suggest you to read the following guide first.
Manchester Town Hall
As one of the most beautiful and most famous landmarks of the city, Manchester Town Hall is a wonderful Neo-gothic and Victorian building situated in Albert Square. Completed in 1877, the building is considered as one of the world’s most beautiful examples of Gothic Revival style. Its huge, 85 m tall bell tower is one of the main features of the building. It houses 23 bells. The clock bell first rang in 1879. The interior of the Town Hall is as astonishing as its exterior. One of the highlights of the interior is the Great Hall which is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful Gothic apartments. The fantastic Town Hall is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 until 17:00. (March 2013)
Canal Street is considered one of the major tourist centres in Manchester. It is famous for its buzzing nightlife venues. The street is full of visitors during the warmer months, often including gay and lesbian visitors, as the area is also famous for its gay bars. Besides, there are numerous restaurants, bars and pubs here. The street actually runs from Princess Street (south) to Minshull Street (north).
The wonderful public square named Albert Square is situated in the city centre, housing the famous Manchester Town Hall. The square is also famous for its numerous fantastic buildings and monuments, including the Albert Memorial (the largest of all), the monument to Prince Albert and others. Some notable buildings on Albert Square are the following: the Memorial Hall, Albert Chambers, St Andrew’s Chambers and so on.
Heaton Park is an award-winning beautiful open space in Manchester. The largest park of the city is also considered one of Europe’s largest municipal parks. It is home to the beautiful Heaton Hall, a boating lake, a golf course, a Papal Monument, an animal farm, an adventure playground, beautiful gardens and woodlands, an observatory, a museum and others. The park is very popular among both residents and visitors.