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Manchester

Top 6 Things To do / Sights To See

Whether you’re craving some culture or just want to indulge in some extensive shopping shenanigans, Manchester is always the place to be. As the home of Oasis, two premier league football clubs and owner of a rich industrial history, there is a variety of sights to see and things to do. We’ve cherry-picked 6 of the best for you though:

  1. Manchester Town Hall

The central focus of Albert Square, Manchester Town Hall is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Built in 1868, this Neo-Gothic building is one of the most important Grade I listed buildings in England. The town hall is home to the Christmas markets in the winter and often has various special events hosted outside the Hall in the square. If you are not attending an event, there are plenty of benches to sit and marvel at this masterpiece (also check out the Manchester bee’s mosaics)!

  1. Museum of Science and Industry

Perfect rainy day activity? Check. Perfect any day activity? Check. The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is filled with exhibitions and displays ranging from robots, to space, to the industrial revolution! With free entry and a central location, the museum is the perfect place to get lost in as you wander through different lives passed.

  1. Manchester Three Rivers

Fancy yourself a gin lover? Manchester Three Rivers is the city centre’s first gin distillery and offers ‘Gin Experiences’ so that you can discover what goes on behind the doors of such an important place! From the history of gin to creating your own bottle, the award-winning experience info and fun packed!

  1. Stadium Tours

If you’re a football fan, you can’t visit Manchester and not visit one (or both!) of the stadiums there! Whether you’re a ‘Red Devil’ or a ‘Citizen’, both stadiums offer tours for fans (and rivals!) to learn more about the stadium and their club’s history. If this wasn’t enough football info for one day, you could pop to the National Football Museum afterwards!

  1. Castlefield

Located on the edge of the city centre, Castlefield is a great place to explore Manchester canals and enjoy the pubs and restaurants overlooking the water (for a treat, we recommend visiting Albert’s Shed). It’s also home to Granada Studios and the urban heritage park for those who want to fill their days with fun activities! It’s also close to Deansgate Locks, a great spot for night out with a comedy club, bars and plenty of restaurants to choose from.

  1. Trafford Centre

Manchester’s finest shopping complex, the Trafford Centre is located just outside of the city centre. The Trafford Centre delivers a unique shopping experience through its architecture choices and 280-store set up including Selfridges store as well as themed eateries!

Campanile Hotels are proud to be located in Salford, Manchester. 

To get to…

  • Manchester Town Hall from Campanile: 9 minutes by car. 21 minutes by public transport. 27 minutes walk
  • Museum of Science and Industry from Campanile: 4 minutes by car. 5 minutes by public transport. 14 minutes walk
  • Manchester Three Rivers from Campanile: 10 minutes by car.  29 minutes by public transport. 36 minutes walk.
  • Old Trafford Stadium from Campanile: 9 minutes by car. 27 minutes by public transport. 34 minutes walk.
  • Etihad Stadium from Campanile: 11 minutes by car. 37 minutes by public transport. 34 minutes walk. 1 hour 3 minute walk
  • Castlefield from Campanile: 5 minutes by car. 10 minutes by public transport. 15 minutes walk.
  • Trafford centre from Campanile: 19 minutes by car. 34 minutes by public transport..

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