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Daily Discover Manchester Tour
When: Every day at 11am from 1st April 2015 onwards
Where: Meeting place is outside Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD
How much: £8.00 per person
Booking: Tickets available at discovermanchester.eventbrite.com or just turn up and pay on the day.
Manchester led the Industrial Revolution to become Cottonopolis and clothed the world. The city has regenerated in recent years to become a vibrant and fascinating place to be.
The exact tour content will vary but would typically include:
Manchester Town Hall
Beautiful neo-gothic architecture, completed in 1877 at the height of Manchester's success in the cotton industry. The Town Hall has been the location for many films and TV programmes, often acting as a double for the Houses of Parliament.
Hear the fascinating story of Manchester's link with Abraham Lincoln, and the abolition of slavery.
John Rylands Library
Built in memory of Manchester's first millionaire. The stunning library has a world class collection of books and manuscripts.
The Royal Exchange
Previously the Cotton Exchange, where Manchester merchants would meet and do business with each other. Now converted into a much- loved theatre.
Established in 1421 as the Collegiate Church, this is one of Manchester's oldest buildings. Highlights include the late medieval woodwork and stained glass windows. The Cathedral has an interesting range of events and concerts.
National Football Museum
No visit to Manchester is complete without a mention of 'the beautiful game'. Even for non-football fans, this building offers an architectural contrast to the Cathedral nearby, and has some very interesting displays.