If anybody is visiting England as a tourist there is no doubt that Manchester should also be a part of the tour itinerary. It is the second largest city in England after London and holds lot of historical, cultural and commercial significance. The city is situated around 470 kilometers from London and there are many modes of transport that one could take to visit this great city. The city is full of tourist places of interests that will attract the attention of young and old tourists and also tourists of both genders.
It would be impossible to cover the entire city in a day or two and therefore it would be advisable to set apart at least 4 or 5 days to have a complete and clear look of the city. Let us have a look at some of the important places of interests and the events that are famous as far as this city is concerned. It is the commercial and cultural capital of Lancashire and the Greater Manchester metropolitan country has a population of around 3 million people.
Amongst the various places of interest there is no doubt that Castlefield is a must see place. It is situated to the west of Deansgate Station. It is a wonderful place to start discovering more about the history and culture of Manchester. The walk along old canals and the old and majestic Victorian Era houses is something that will be quite memorable. The next important place of historical and cultural importance is the Manchester Cathedral. This Cathedral was perhaps constructed somewhere during 1400 and it gained cathedral status in the year 1847. It certainly is a majestic exhibition of English architectural skills at its best.
Chetham’s Hospital situated North of Manchester Cathedral is now home to one of the biggest and oldest public libraries of England. It has a collection of more than 100,000 books and the best part is that more than fifty percent of the books were printed well before 1850. The Manchester Townhall is another majestic structure which is a must see when visiting the city. There are many others places of interest including Albert Square, The Manchester Art Gallery, and of course Cornerstone, one of the best places for visual arts and independent films. Heaton Park is another wonderful place which should not be missed out when visiting Manchester. The park is spread across 400 acres and is also one of the biggest municipal parks in Europe.
The Famous Football Club
While the best of art and culture is all fine, no visit to Manchester would be complete without knowing something about Football Club Of Manchester. The club was founded in the year 1880. It went through many name changes and eventually was christened 1894. The Manchester Stadium is witness to almost all matches where the clubs has played the matches at home since 2003. Hence the best way to perhaps round off your trip to Manchester is to watch a football game in the stadium. For those diehard fans there is no doubt that Manchester City tickets are available either online or offline.
Hence there is no doubt that the city has everything to offer for people of various tastes and dispositions.