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Manchester Town Hall, Manchester

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Government Building
Manchester Town Hall is considered one of the best examples of Gothic revival architecture in the world. The ominous walls have seen many a mayor pass under their stone and stained glass. Names of the mayors who have taken office since 1838 are inscribed on the skylight in the landing. Look down at the mosaic floor depicting cotton flowers visited by bees. The Great Hall is decorated with the Manchester Murals, which illustrate the city's history. The building's most recognizable feature is the Great Abel clock tower, rising over 87 m (285 ft) above the rooftops. Put Manchester Town Hall into our Manchester trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Great growing city with many things to do and great walks.It has nice places for food,old and new buildings and many sightseeings.Also very good transportation.Highly recommended for a visit.Town hall...  more »
  • It would be a better spot if you could visit upstairs... but since it's not possible, the visit is not a must go. It something that you can think about it if you have enough time and pass by.  more »
  • A wow factor for Victorian architecture. Visits will be curtailed next January when the Town Hall closes for refurbishment.  more »
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  • I have been coming to this building for the past 10 years in various capacities. Its a wonderful Historic building with some great architecture. The staff are always friendly and accommodating.
  • Lovely wedding venue. Beautiful building with so much history. I'm sure we'll return.
  • Historic building built by Alfred Waterhouse, often used in TV and movies as a double for the Houses of Parliament. Great event venue, especially for weddings, or just pop in to the cafe.
  • A really nice and historic building.
  • Amazing building and elegant cafĂ©