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Feb 13th, 2014, 02:47 AM
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Manchester in 1 day

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I am on a buisness trip to Manchester and have have some free time in the after noon. Any suggestions on what could be possibly done in the 8 hours as I have an early morning international flight to catch.Also any suggestions for a reasonably priced decent hotel near the airport as got to catch a 7 am flight.Thanx for the help !
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Feb 13th, 2014, 05:50 AM
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What interests do you have Vijay? Museums, art galleries, football, architecture, shops etc? When is the free day, so that I can recommend anything going on in the city?

Here's a link to hotels:

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/m...airport-hotels
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Feb 13th, 2014, 07:13 PM
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Hi rubicund,
Its a tuesday ! Areas of interest...architecture for sure!
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Feb 14th, 2014, 02:02 AM
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Architecture, let's see:

Manchester Town Hall--built in the Victorian era and a stunning example of the time.
The Free Trade Hall--site of the Peterloo Massacre and just a great building.
The Midland Hotel--built for the rail company of the time in front of the old Central Station to serve its passengers.
The Royal Exchange building--a real stunner and houses the Theatre inside in a steel structure, giving theatre in the round.
John Rylands Library--built by a widow for her late husband (a neat twist on the Taj Mahal)and a gorgeous building.
Urbis--now home of the UK Football Museum and a fine example of modern architecture.
Manchester Cathedral--not sure when your trip is and it's closed for renovation at the moment, but it's a beautiful example of Gothic architecture.

These seven places will fill up your time and you won't have time to see them all--there any many more examples of fine buildings in the city. All of these are in walking distance of each other, taking no more than 5-10 minutes between any two.

Foodwise, if you like Chinese food, then wander into Chinatown, you can't go wrong anywhere. Indian--Rajdoot in Albert Square opposite the Town Hall. If you'd like vegetarian food, then go to the Northern Quarter for a great choice.
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Feb 14th, 2014, 04:10 AM
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Thanks a ton for all the help !
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Feb 14th, 2014, 05:00 AM
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Vijay, what date is your trip?
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Feb 14th, 2014, 10:51 AM
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Good question.

Man City or United could be playing at home.

Really good suggestions for architectural interest above, love John Rylands building, would add

Whitworth Art Gallery, great selection of Turners and Pre Raphaelites.
The Town Hall which is a monster of Victorian building and a monument to the wealth created by the Industrial Revolution.
The Museum of science and Industry

When visiting look at Manchester in the context of history. We had great wealth, no huge wealth in the 1800s. Money has created new architecture since the 1990s but it should be clear that the 50 years between the end of WW2 and the 90s were less kind.

It is interesting to wander from Deansgate down past the museum of science and induty nd down into the old canal system of Castlefields. There you can see three major transport systems of canal, road and rail piled onto one another. An interesting sight.
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Feb 16th, 2014, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for the additional info.
Rubicund,its on 18 March 2014 !
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Feb 17th, 2014, 07:16 AM
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Hi again Vijay

You are incredibly lucky that there is a full tour of Manchester Town Hall on the 18th. It costs just £6.

http://www.newmanchesterwalks.com/wa...own-hall-tour/

This is a fantastic chance and you shouldn't miss it.
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Feb 17th, 2014, 07:36 AM
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By the way, numbers are limited and you should book it immediately. You don't need to pay online, just put your name down. You pay the guide on the day.
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Feb 17th, 2014, 08:30 PM
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Thank a ton ,Rubicund !
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