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Address: Manchester, England
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One of Manchester's main rail stations is part of a large Center City area...

One of Manchester's main rail stations is part of a large Center City area that includes an entertainment complex and an office and hotel tower.

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Very handy free metro bus took us right to the door from Piccadilly but lacking in suitable waiting areas. Toilets were also a bit draughty and need upgrading but I've been in... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Andrew H
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very handy free metro bus took us right to the door from Piccadilly but lacking in suitable waiting areas. Toilets were also a bit draughty and need upgrading but I've been in worse stations.

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Thank Andrew H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great twist of old 'v' modern architecture for a train station run by Northern Rail, the station is kept extremely clean, plenty of staff around to help, cant get better

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Thank EamonnBell
Parbold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This station is well situated with plenty shops, restaurants and the MEN Arena just around the corner. The station has a good mix of old and modern touches with easy-to-navigate entry / exit and plenty of staff on hand.

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Thank NumberFiveIsAlive
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visited my sister in Halifax, this was the station to travel from, it has been much improved with its interaction of the Metro [this meant easy access from Stretford] and catering outlets. The many automatic or manned ticket stations also make travelling easy. Plenty of seating in and out of the weather.

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Thank Stephen B
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quieter of the two main Manchester stations, Victoria serves more regional and local destinations, as opposed to Manchester Piccadilly's national routes. Victoria is, architecturally, the far more spectacular of the two. The stone structure is very handsome, and contains a number of notable features. There is a beautiful glass fronted canopy along the main entrances to the building listing... More 

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Thank JEM_Yorkshire
Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike many redevelopment schemes in Manchester, which often result in incongruous, or monstrous, or both, edifices, by retaining the best and original bits and adding modern but necessary extensions, the developers have turned Victoria Station into a quirkily attractive railway hub for the 21st century. Approaching it from Corporation Street, one views only the huge canopy which arches over the... More 

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Thank grahamrmoore
wolverhampton uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its been several years since I visited Victoria Station and what a great transformation, They have managed to incorporate the old and new by keeping much of the old architecture..it looks fantastic.

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Thank alison l
Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The modernization of Victoria station continues. The most pleasing aspect is along with the much needed improvements the original features and character of this splendid station have been retained.

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Thank 190brianp
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restoration of the station has been uninspiring and unambitious. A great opportunity missed ! Could have updated the station to a fine modern terminus but instead looks drab. Hardly any pubs or coffee shops around. Within a short time of it opening the station is looking tired. However commuters have no choice but to arrive/depart at this station from... More 

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Thank Asbeh
North East Coast
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275 reviews
151 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Much nicer than Picadilly, surrounded by interesting area. Only downside, as for the whole of Manchester, are the beggars who are NOT homeless but begging to support nasty habits . They certainly need help, but not of the financial kind.

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