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Address: Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
Phone Number: +44 161 827 7661
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed...

This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1887. At the front main entrance sits a statue of the Roman Governor, Agricola, founder of the original fort of Mamuciam, from which the city began. The building dominates Albert Square.

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What a magnificent edifice that Manchester should be proud of. It dominates the skyline and has wonderful architecture to it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a magnificent edifice that Manchester should be proud of. It dominates the skyline and has wonderful architecture to it.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the Christmas Market outside the town hall on Saturday the 26th November at about 2:00 pm; not a pleasurable experience.It was way too busy, in fact i'd go as far as possibly even dangerous, you could not browse any of the stalls because of the mass of people just pushing and shoving, you were carried along with the crowd;... More 

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bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

impressive building (I saw only the exterior and the Christmas market )and very crowded especially now when it is the Christmas market outside.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Christmas Market at the Town Hall in Manchester and whilst the Market looked really nice at night time with all the lights and many stalls, we were very disappointed that it was too over crowded. It took us over 30 minutes to get down the first aisle and felt sorry for wheelchair users as nobody would... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well defo not impressed! Things there to buy you can get from WHSmiths or Poundland or homebace!!! If your out with friends just to drink warm wine then sure it's great for you!! Food is ok just to buy on the go and eat. Very wide verity of food to eat. But Christmas garden stuff to buy their when you... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Manchester Town Hall is quite impressive, both interior and exterior. Ditto for the café which we were a little late for. Murals of historic events in the hall on the 1st floor are interesting.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the first weekend it was open and it was not good. It was overpriced and there was no maps to let you know where the individual market sections where. This would have helped. Also the main market at St. Peter's Square was squashed in which made it very crowded. Would not visit again

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Thank Ben N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled by train from Preston to Victoria station, £9.00 return. Travelled on Saturday 26th November.was extremely busy squashed like sardines. No seats left at all.The market was hectic, even the pubs was all extremely busy, was difficult getting served. We did however previously booked a table in Red hot world restaurant, so at least we got to eat, wouldn't rate... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at MR & MRS OMRES WEDDING ,what a nightmare place to have a party, it might sound good...parking is horrendous..function rooms up lots of stairs ,then a long walk, the bar in a different room, toilets a ten minute walk from the function room, its a proper historical place..but very outdated... But the need for mains cables all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great clear day for an afternoon soaking up the atmosphere of the markets. The range of foods to eat at the event and also take home was fantastic - TEMPTATION AWAITS! With thousands of people eating and drinking it was disappointing to be sent away from the town hall claiming NO TOILETS INSIDE! Didn't dampen our Christmas spirit but where... More 

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