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Manchester ....to see or not to see; this is the question !

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Hi all,

 

 

Flying into Manchester later in the year (from NYC / Munich) with the plan to hopefully catch a SL game somewhere nearby whilst there.

 

Must admit there is nothing grabbing me from a tourist attraction point of view but I'm sure it is worth a a few days stay before i head south. ( Note: Spent a few days each in Leeds and Warrington during 2013RLWC and just enjoyed roaming around the two cities. Ditto for Bristol)

 

Any insights into some sights to see / things to do / possible 'off the beaten track' ideas ..............................or pubs to hang out in !

 

 

Thinking 2 / 3 nights tops to stay.  

 

 

 


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Hi all,

Flying into Manchester later in the year (from NYC / Munich) with the plan to hopefully catch a SL game somewhere nearby whilst there.

Must admit there is nothing grabbing me from a tourist attraction point of view but I'm sure it is worth a a few days stay before i head south. ( Note: Spent a few days each in Leeds and Warrington during 2013RLWC and just enjoyed roaming around the two cities. Ditto for Bristol)

Any insights into some sights to see / things to do / possible 'off the beaten track' ideas ..............................or pubs to hang out in !

Thinking 2 / 3 nights tops to stay.

If you want pubs and tourist attractions then it has to be York.

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If you're in Manchester, a visit to Salford Quays isn't far, and has various attractions that seem to be well-regarded. The Lowry Centre is just across the water from Imperial War Museum North. And there's the 'Coronation Street' tour nearby too, if that's your sort of thing.


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Hi all,

 

 

Flying into Manchester later in the year (from NYC / Munich) with the plan to hopefully catch a SL game somewhere nearby whilst there.

 

Must admit there is nothing grabbing me from a tourist attraction point of view but I'm sure it is worth a a few days stay before i head south. ( Note: Spent a few days each in Leeds and Warrington during 2013RLWC and just enjoyed roaming around the two cities. Ditto for Bristol)

 

Any insights into some sights to see / things to do / possible 'off the beaten track' ideas ..............................or pubs to hang out in !

 

 

Thinking 2 / 3 nights tops to stay.  

There are plenty of museums and "cultural" things. The national football museum is there too. 

And as for pubs.

http://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/articles/manchester-s-10-most-historic-pubs-a-pint-of-nostalgia/

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Head to Piccadilly station. Jump on a train heading west. In 40 minutes you'll be in Liverpool. Problem solved. ;)


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Catch a concert the Bridgewater Hall, or the Royal Northern College of Music

 

See a performance at The Opera House, the Palace Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre

 

See what's on at the MEN Arena.

 

Visit the velodrome at the National Cycling Centre

 

Take a tour of the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester's only Premier League soccer team

 

Visit the Museum of Science and Industry, the John Rylands Library, The Manchester Museum

 

Get out to Styal Mill

 

Shop at Harvey Nicks

 

Catch a gig at the Band on the Wall

 

Visit the set of Coronation Street

 

Visit my birthplace


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Catch a concert the Bridgewater Hall, or the Royal Northern College of Music

 

See a performance at The Opera House, the Palace Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre

 

See what's on at the MEN Arena.

 

Visit the velodrome at the National Cycling Centre

 

Take a tour of the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester's only Premier League soccer team

 

Visit the Museum of Science and Industry, the John Rylands Library, The Manchester Museum

 

Get out to Styal Mill

 

Shop at Harvey Nicks

 

Catch a gig at the Band on the Wall

 

Visit the set of Coronation Street

 

Visit my birthplace

Do all this then head south and discover how much nicer it is  :tongue:

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Do all this then head south and discover how much nicer it is  :tongue:

What's so great about Macclesfield?  :no2:


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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Here are some handy tips to make you feel at home in this friendly city.

the locals have a gentle whimsical sense of humour and like nothing more than to have a bit of fun at their expense.

1) As in Australia "Bastrad" is not seen as a term of offence but as a sign of mateship. Calling someone a "fcuknig Bastrad" will always be met with smile.

2) The local police or "Bobbies" are always keen to make the foreign visitor welcome. Knocking those funny shaped helmets off their heads will always be met with a good natured chortle. Don't make the mistake of calling them Bobbies to their face as they might think you are taking the Pee instead remember you can't go wrong with " fcuknig bastrad".

3) Its only a short train to Liverpool and perhaps because of that lots of Mancs are big fans of Liverpool or Everton and will take to you if you wear one of their shirts.

Perhaps some of the other regular posters on this site could add a few helpful hints too?

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And there's the 'Coronation Street' tour nearby too, if that's your sort of thing.

Corrie tour ended in December. You can get a tour around the BBC in media city though.


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Here are some handy tips to make you feel at home in this friendly city.

the locals have a gentle whimsical sense of humour and like nothing more than to have a bit of fun at their expense.

1) As in Australia "Bastrad" is not seen as a term of offence but as a sign of mateship. Calling someone a "fcuknig Bastrad" will always be met with smile.

2) The local police or "Bobbies" are always keen to make the foreign visitor welcome. Knocking those funny shaped helmets off their heads will always be met with a good natured chortle. Don't make the mistake of calling them Bobbies to their face as they might think you are taking the Pee instead remember you can't go wrong with " fcuknig bastrad".

3) Its only a short train to Liverpool and perhaps because of that lots of Mancs are big fans of Liverpool or Everton and will take to you if you wear one of their shirts.

Perhaps some of the other regular posters on this site could add a few helpful hints too?

Due to the relative proximity to Scotland many public toilets display a man wearing a kilt for the Gents

 

When travelling by bus always pay with the highest denomination note available, the drivers hate having to count all that pesky train at the end of their shift.

 

You will notice how multicultural Manchester is and how many of the incoming communities have added to life in this great city. One of the traditions they have brought with them that has been readily adopted by the indigenous population is bartering. Prices in Bars, Restaurants and Taxis are a starting point, expect to pay about 50% of their initial bid.

 

I hope these help.

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Here are some handy tips to make you feel at home in this friendly city.

the locals have a gentle whimsical sense of humour and like nothing more than to have a bit of fun at their expense.

1) As in Australia "Bastrad" is not seen as a term of offence but as a sign of mateship. Calling someone a "fcuknig Bastrad" will always be met with smile.

2) The local police or "Bobbies" are always keen to make the foreign visitor welcome. Knocking those funny shaped helmets off their heads will always be met with a good natured chortle. Don't make the mistake of calling them Bobbies to their face as they might think you are taking the Pee instead remember you can't go wrong with " fcuknig bastrad".

3) Its only a short train to Liverpool and perhaps because of that lots of Mancs are big fans of Liverpool or Everton and will take to you if you wear one of their shirts.

Perhaps some of the other regular posters on this site could add a few helpful hints too?

Thanks for the heads up ! I'll be sure to keep all this mind. Buying my Liverpool shirt today and will be parading it around every pub in Manchester where hopefully I can address a member of the local constabulary in the manner you have advised. Might even start up a chat in one of the pub's as to why one of the North's biggest cities doesn't have a major rugby league team !

Thanks again !


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Head to Piccadilly station. Jump on a train heading west. In 40 minutes you'll be in Liverpool. Problem solved. ;)

Yes enjoyed my stay there in 2013...and might get back there this trip.

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Due to the relative proximity to Scotland many public toilets display a man wearing a kilt for the Gents

 

When travelling by bus always pay with the highest denomination note available, the drivers hate having to count all that pesky train at the end of their shift.

 

You will notice how multicultural Manchester is and how many of the incoming communities have added to life in this great city. One of the traditions they have brought with them that has been readily adopted by the indigenous population is bartering. Prices in Bars, Restaurants and Taxis are a starting point, expect to pay about 50% of their initial bid.

 

I hope these help.

. Sure do ! Those Manx are a wise bunch !

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Some more tips, courtesy Gerard Hoffnung

All brothels display a blue light.

Ignore all Keep Left signs as they are merely political slogans

You can park for nothing on a zebra crossing

When you get on a tram, make sure you shake hands with everyone.


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This is where you find Manx. 

 

Whoops ! Should have known better myself. Visited IoM in 2013.  Nice place.


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moss side is worth a visit too,just make sure you go after 9pm to experience it at its best

 

 

Mmmmm....did some reading ......interesting place !  Might put that in the 'could' visit category ...as opposed the 'must' and 'should' options !   


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Afternoon tea at the Town Hall


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the chill factor e is worth a visit if you fancy a spot of skiing and its next door to a golf driving range and airkix if you want to experience freefall sky diving

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For food katsouris for butties, this and that for a curry. Both will be packed with locals and you'll struggle to spend more than £5 and be well fed. Solita for a burger. The French for something really posh. Toms chop house for traditional English.

Bars corbiers for the jukebox. Dukes for the beer garden. Britons protection, Marble Arch for traditional. Mojo or gas lamp for a bit trendy.

Avoid like the plague the printworks and deangate locks.

It's not a big city you can walk across in 30 mins some nice buildings to visit town hall and rylans library both free.

Get on the tram to Altringham on a Sunday for the craft/farmers/food/beer market the 20 min tram ride along the canal is nice too.

For a walk Dunham Massey, Rivington and Heaton park.

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For good cheap food, has anyone here been to Siam Smiles?


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