In England’s north-west, Manchester is known as a leader in industry, commerce, music, sports and festivals. To the south of Manchester are the dairy farms of the Cheshire Plain, and the Pennines Mountain Range is to the north-east of the city. Manchester had its first recorded settlement when the Romans constructed a fort in the late 70s A.D., but modern Manchester has come far since then. Here are five top Manchester attractions:
John Ryland’s Library
One can learn much about a community from its library. An excellent place to browse, this fascinating library has displays of ancient manuscripts and Scriptures. A fine coffee shop is in the building as well.
A heavenly place for shoppers, the area has many interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. Many historic buildings are on Market Street.
Royal Exchange Theatre
In St. Ann’s Square, this theatre is where many successful London shows get their start. Always, the venue has world-class performances scheduled, and those visiting Manchester will not be disappointed with an evening spent at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
On Pier 8 on the waterside, The Lowry is a stunning art gallery opened in 2000. Part of an entertainment complex, The Lowry Art Gallery displays a wide selection of Lowry’s works.
The Runway Visitor Park
The Manchester Airport has a park with airplanes in hangers. Some are free for self-touring inside and out for just the price of parking the car. Additionally, tours like the Concord are available, but booking ahead is advised.