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Things to See and Do in Manchester

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  1. Although closed since 1993, the building retains much of it's stained glass and tiling.
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  2. Situated at the heart of Gorton’s state-of-the-art Belle Vue Sports Village, the National Speedway Stadium is the latest addition to Manchester’s expanding collection of world-class sporting venues.
  3. Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Company transforms the way people see theatre, each other and the world around them.  Its historic building, was taken over by artists in 1976. Today it is an award-winning cultural charity that produces new theatre in-the-round, in communities, on the road and online.
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  4. HOME building
    Relive the heady days of the Haçienda, when Manchester music was at its peak, on a free walking tour of the city centre.
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  5. The Whitworth
    Manchester's gallery in the park
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  6. Elizabeth Gaskell's House
    Visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to find out about Elizabeth and William’s work, explore the lives of their daughters and servants and discover the Manchester that the Gaskells knew.
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    Food Sorcery Cookery School and Foodie Event Space; specialising in Cookery Classes, Coffee Lovers Barista Classes, Private Dining, Corporate Events & Team Building. Why not try our Cooking Together concept, half cookery class, half night out at a restaurant. Sociable, Fun, Cookery

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  1. Add Discover Manchester – Daily Guided Walking Tour to your Itinerary

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    Discover Manchester – Daily Guided Walking Tour

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    Discover Manchester is the official Tourist Board free, daily walking tour of Manchester.

  2. Add The Trafford Centre to your Itinerary

    The Trafford Centre

    As much a theme park as it is a shopping centre

  3. Add The Lowry to your Itinerary

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    The Lowry

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    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.

  4. Manchester Sightseeing Tours

    Are you wondering what to do in Manchester? Whether you’re planning to visit Manchester or you’re already here and looking for things to do, GreatDays offer a great choice of activities that are sure to give you a truly memorable experience.

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  5. Add Escape to Freight Island to your Itinerary

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    Escape to Freight Island

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    Located on Baring Street, amid the thrilling regeneration of Depot Mayfield, Escape to Freight Island will become a permanent urban market and festival space - an axis of food, drink, music, immersive entertainment, festival takeovers and family…

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  6. Add Treetop Adventure Golf to your Itinerary

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    Treetop Adventure Golf

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    Swing by for an epic mini golf adventure with two indoor, 18-hole courses, plus cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub. 

  7. Add Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant to your Itinerary

    Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant

    After years in the making and an £8M investment, the show-stopping Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant opens its doors on 24th September 2020.

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  8. Add IWM North to your Itinerary

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    IWM North

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    IWM North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.

  9. Add East Lancashire Railway to your Itinerary

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    East Lancashire Railway

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    A twelve mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery with well-equipped stations boasting cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.

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  10. Add Great Northern Warehouse to your Itinerary

    Great Northern Warehouse

    Manchester's exciting leisure and shopping experience including a 16 screen cinema.

  11. Add I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge to your Itinerary

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    I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge

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    An epic adventure awaits as TV favourite, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, brings the ultimate jungle encounter to Manchester with the £multi-million I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge.

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  12. Add National Football Museum to your Itinerary

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    National Football Museum

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    Whether you’re a die hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.

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  13. Add AO Arena to your Itinerary

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    AO Arena

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    Europe's largest and most impressive indoor concert venue.

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  14. Add RHS Garden Bridgewater to your Itinerary

    RHS Garden Bridgewater

    Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.

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  15. Add The University of Manchester to your Itinerary

    The University of Manchester

    The University of Manchester holds a special place in history. Its origins as England’s first civic university are closely linked to Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city.

  16. Add Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

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    Chester Zoo

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    Chester Zoo is home to over 21,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning gardens and is the nearest large zoo to Manchester. With over 500 different animal species in their 125 acres, visitors are sure to have an adventure…

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  17. Add Play Factore to your Itinerary

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    Play Factore

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    Play Factore facilities cater for children from 6 months – 16 years old and we are the only family entertainment arena in the UK where parents can play with children on age-applicable equipment.

  18. Add The Stoller Hall to your Itinerary

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    The Stoller Hall

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    The Stoller Hall puts you closer to the music, with a uniquely personal live music experiences that you won't forget.   

    Based in the heart of Manchester, our concert Hall offers a world-class acoustic experience and our adventurous programme…

  19. Add Contact Theatre to your Itinerary

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    Contact Theatre

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    We are Contact. Fiercely Northern but with an international outlook, we are a theatre and performing arts venue on Manchester’s Oxford Road.

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