Manchester Town Hall, Manchester

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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. Use our Manchester trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Manchester Town Hall and other attractions in Manchester.
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  • We came back here for the second time. Breakfast just as lovely. Still great value and lovely service and just so relaxing. Will be back again in the future.  more »
  • Visited town hall and had a lovely cup of tea and cake well worth visiting and very reasonably priced can book in advance and great service  more »
  • Never knew that this was an eating place we just called in for coffee, but stayed for a snack lunch. Served in a traditional way and waited on very good, Lovely building to sit in and quite cosy. Food...  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.
  • You seldom see the building with Renaissance style in manchester but luckily the town hall still has its touch
  • 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.
  • Amazing gothic interior.

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