Places of Interest
Boasting a vast array of museums, galleries, architecture, shops, markets and restaurants, Manchester has something for everyone. The compact city centre is easy to navigate, with free buses available to help tired legs.
The redeveloped Manchester Docks features an art gallery, two theatres, a cinema, outlet shopping and regular markets. There is much intriguing modern architecture, including Daniel Libeskind’s Imperial War Museum North. The BBC and ITV have recently set up new offices and studios here, so visitors might get on TV!
The city is a Unesco World Heritage city, which boasts the largest collection of museums and galleries outside London. The Albert Dock, situated on Liverpool’s stunning Waterfront, is home to such delights as the iconic Liver Building, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool Museum, Liverpool Tate and the Beatles Story. Its network of historic docks and the canal link allows evocative narrow boats to moor right in the heart of Liverpool. The city also boasts some of the best shopping around, from the ultra-modern Liverpool 1 complex, housing dozens of High Street names to Cavern Walks for exclusive designer wear and Lark Lane, with its street markets and individual boutiques.