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Manchester Town Hall, Manchester
(4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Certainly one of the most beautiful buildings in Gothic Revival architecture (with John Ryland's library) Manchester. It was built in a triangle because the land around cost too dear!
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  • Great range of all types of gifts and food for christmas as well as mulled wine in a number of great flavours. If I had one criticism it would be the lack of seating around some of the eating/drinking...  more »
  • An old and lovely Town Hall which is the focal point at the Christmas Market. 'Pop up' shops inside, all very quaint. Outside, the Christmas Markets are excellent, a number of speciality shops and eat...  more »
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  • The fireworks on the Christmas-lights-turn-on-show were pretty cool here. Most of the festivals take place around here. The Town Hall is a very nice building in the heart of Manchester.
  • This place is good for so many things and would be good for people to attend to if not house because they would help you out so much even if you have a bad history of things and other places wont help see these. They are the people to help so much and are happy to help anyone homeless or just came out of prison.
  • It's a lovely building built when Manchester was sure of itself and its place in the world. There's a square with the obligatory statues and seating where it's great to spend time on a sunny day. It is a working building and so you'll need to wait for an open day to be able to view some of its interior but just a causal visit will leave you impressed with it. I believe that it's interior has stood in for the Houses of Parliament in a number of films and TV productions.
  • Cool architecture with a delicious cafe, I enjoyed it the first time I visited again the next day, and again next time I was in Manchester. Perfect place to have a bite to eat near the library.
  • Afternoon tea in the sculpture hall is fantastic and excellent value for money, pleasant helpful staff, one if the nicest afternoon teas in manchester, only downside is there are no public toilets in the building