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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  • Beautiful example of period architecture, unfortunately closed for renovation until 2024. Would love to come back and take a tour.  more »
  • Well i was bored 1 day and my kids asked me can we go out some where so we came here and it was a very good choice i enjoyed it alot as well as my kids.  more »
  • The town hall is the main place for the Christmas Markets in Manchester. The town hall has a large inflatable Father Christmas and is the heart of the city.  more »
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  • Grand old historic building, more ornate than many cathedrals. Top notch cafe with nice linen & china and very good prices. About to undergo a major clean & refit so it should be even more spectacular in a couple of years.
  • City Hall is exceptionally impressive with many historic art works, numerous 'mansion like' meeting rooms, statues, marble columns and the list goes on! There is a cafe on the ground floor. Highly recommended if you are in Manchester and you are up for some history... hurry though because it closes Christmas 2017 for a minimum of 5 years whilst it is refurbished.
  • A fantastic place to visit. If you can, sign up for the guided tour that takes you within the rooms and get acquainted with a slice of history! The building is architecturally lovely and beautiful with loads of opportunities (and angles) for shutter bugs to enjoy! There is also a lovely cafe within the Town Hall and is great for afternoon teas.
  • An impressive building in an amazing city. I think the area could be better arranged but still a must see in this city.
  • Beautiful building at a very picturesque square. Nice to just walk or sit around.

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