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Studying In Manchester? 10 Places You Must Visit

March 17, 2016

Packed with restaurants, theatres, museums and shops, Manchester is a wonderful city overflowing with culture and creativity. Whether you choose to study in the city itself, or if you’re studying elsewhere in the UK, you can easily hop on a train from a neighbouring university and visit one weekend, you certainly won’t be short of things to do and see. Here are just 10 places to visit in Manchester:\r\n\r\n

1. Afflecks Palace

\r\nWhen you arrive in Manchester, one of the first things you’re likely to do is visit one of the city’s most popular shopping destinations, Market Street. However, while Market Street and Manchester Arndale are perfect for those who love high street shops, if you’re looking for something a bit different, Afflecks Palace may be more to your taste. Overflowing with creative and unusual traders, Afflecks is a must for those who love to stand out from the crowd. \r\n\r\n

2. The Curry Mile, Rusholme

\r\ncurry mile, rusholme, manchester\r\nFeeling hungry? Visit the Curry Mile, a stretch of restaurants, takeaways and cafes on Wilmslow Road in Rusholme. Whether you fancy a traditional Indian curry or Persian cuisine, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. \r\n\r\n

3. The Northern Quarter

\r\nWhether you’d like to see a new band perform live or try some delicious gourmet burgers, Manchester’s Northern Quarter is definitely worth a visit. Situated next to Piccadilly Gardens, this little hub of culture and creativity is overflowing with trendy cafes, street art, and independent shops.\r\n\r\n

4. The John Rylands Library

\r\nJohn Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester\r\nThe John Rylands Library is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building located on Deansgate. Not only does it have a large collection of books, it also hosts an array of exhibitions and events. If you’d like to learn more about Manchester’s architecture and historical figures, this place is definitely worth visiting. \r\n \r\n

5. Fletcher Moss Park

\r\nSituated in East Didsbury, Fletcher Moss Park is perfect for those looking for a peaceful break from the busy city centre. Overflowing with flowers and old trees, these tranquil gardens are a picturesque retreat for anyone wanting to relax and unwind. It’s easy to get to Fletcher Moss Park from both Manchester universities and the city centre. You can either catch a bus or travel by the city’s popular Metrolink service. \r\n\r\n

6. Manchester Museum

\r\nLocated within The University of Manchester, Manchester Museum is an absolute must-see for anyone visiting the city. Whether you’re interested in seeing real Egyptian mummies or huge stuffed tigers, there really is something for everyone here. The museum also boasts a huge collection of more than 76,000 old coins, medals and artefacts. \r\n\r\n\r\n

7. Manchester Art Gallery

\r\nmanchester art gallery\r\nWhether you’re a fan of groundbreaking modern art or prefer traditional paintings, you’re sure to find something for you at Manchester Art Gallery. \r\nThe gallery is best known for its collection of world-famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings along with sculptures, drawings, prints, posters and photographs from the 17th century up to the present day. There are also 21,000 pieces of old clothing and accessories to be found along with more than 13,000 crafted objects including ceramics, glass, furniture and metalwork.\r\n\r\n

8. Old Trafford

\r\nManchester United is undoubtedly one of the most well-known football teams in the whole world and if you’re a fan of football, it’s worth seeing a match at least once during your time in Manchester.\r\n\r\nHop on a tram from the city centre to Old Trafford before treating yourself to some chips and gravy from one of several chippies outside the stadium. After the match, be sure to pop into the Megastore to get yourself a souvenir. You could even have your name printed on a shirt along with your favourite player’s number. \r\n\r\n

9. The City of Manchester Stadium

\r\nJust a stone’s throw away from the city centre, The City of Manchester Stadium (aka The Etihad Stadium) is home to Manchester City Football Club and has a capacity of more than 55,000.\r\nNot only can you watch matches at The Etihad, it’s also home to numerous concerts and live shows. \r\n\r\n

10. Media City

\r\nmedia city, manchester\r\nHome to the BBC and ITV, there’s always something going on at Media City. Take a walk along the canal and admire the architecture, have lunch at the Lowry Outlet or watch a play at the Lowry Theatre. Media City is also the perfect place to be if you’d like to sit in the audience and watch popular British TV shows being filmed. \r\n\r\nNot only can this be great fun, it can also be an opportunity to improve your language skills at the same time. Seeing these shows in real life can be so much more enjoyable than simply watching them on TV. Technically, Media City is located in Salford but since it’s so easy to get to by either bus or Metrolink, you may as well pay it a visit.