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15 Things About Manchester You Need to Know

Meenakshi Sutar Jul 29, 2020
Discover the lively city in the U.K. that has everything from education to food, culture, art, entertainment, history, and many more.
The world’s longest-running British soap opera, “Coronation Street” has started in Manchester since 9th December 1960 and is still shown on ITV every week.
The world’s first passenger railway Manchester to Liverpool was started in 1830. Visitors can explore the history at the Museum of Science and Industry on board a steam engine running on a short piece of the track.
Manchester boasts having the largest regional airport in the UK that serves over 26 million passengers every year.
The world’s first professional football league was held in Manchester’s Royal Hotel in 1888. The city has two Premiership football teams, including Manchester City and Manchester United Football Clubs.
The city boasts a National Football Museum that preserves and displays collections of football memorabilia.
A snake called ‘Ouroboros’ trying to eat its own tail that is shown on the ceiling of the main entrance of Manchester’s magnificent Town Hall. It is an ancient religious icon that symbolizes the eternal cycle of life.
Trams are the popularly used transport vehicles in the city.
Shopaholics must visit the Trafford Centre that is the largest shopping center in the UK. You’ll get everything from designer to high street brands and also popular restaurants.
Heading to Piccadilly Gardens, the great Ferris wheel is a big attraction for tourists and residents as it gives magnificent views of the city.
Manchester Art Gallery is a paradise for art-lovers as it displays a collection of more than 25000 local and international artifacts.
If you are an entertainment lover, then do visit the Print-works that is an urban entertainment hub where you can enjoy everything from a cinema to various cafeterias. It is also famous for nightlife and boasts some pretty jazzy clubs.
Manchester features the historic Bridgewater Canal, also called the Duke’s Cut, opened in 1761 that has revolutionized transport in the country marking the beginning of the golden canal era. It is the first canal to not follow an existing watercourse.
A 47-storey, mixed-use skyscraper, the Beetham Tower shows the skyline of Manchester.
If you are a bookworm and love to read, Chetham’s library is the one you will love to visit. Opened in 1653 by wealthy Mancunian Humphrey Chetham, the oldest library in the English speaking world is outstanding.
Manchester is the city of inventions that includes atomic theory written by John Dalton. The atom was first split in the city in 1919.
Some Popular Places to Visit in Manchester
  1. The Whitworth
  2. Heaton Park
  3. Opera House Manchester
  4. Albert Square
  5. Victoria Baths
  6. Piccadilly Gardens
  7. SEA LIFE Manchester
  8. Fletcher Moss Park
  9. Bramall Hall