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Opening the Princess Coronation class ‘City of Manchester’ from Hornby


Taking an in-depth look at this exquisite example of the ex-streamliners from the 30s and 40s.

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Manchester City guide, including Manchester Hotels

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Manchester City guide, including Manchester Hotels

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Manchester is one of the most vibrant and dynamic places in the UK.
Here you will find a wonderful variety of things to see, do and
experience, whether you are shopping, eating out, enjoying outdoor
activities or anything in-between. Manchester has been recently
transformed thanks to the investment made for the highly successful
hosting of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Manchester not only gained a
brand new stadium, but also plenty of modern architecture, fantastic
shopping facilities, some great hotels and a bustling nightlife
including a thriving student and gay scene. All this makes Manchester
an exciting city to discover.

Places of interest:

Manchester holds galleries, museums, sculpture trails, architecture and
glorious countryside to name just a few of the many exciting places to
visit. While you are discovering the stories and treasures of all ten
districts of Manchester you will enjoy a feast of sightseeing and
things to do.

The Lowry is undoubtedly one of the most visited galleries in
Manchester. The Lowry building has a spectacularly modern design is
every bit as fascinating as the varied art collection it holds and
hence is a real source of local pride. It is named after the artist LS
Lowry and there is a very fine collection of his drawings and paintings
on display. The Lowry is also hosts two theatres and various shops,
bars and restaurants.

Manchester Art Gallery is a must for art lovers. The gallery has an
internationally respected collection of art ranging from the early
Dutch and Italian masters, through to the likes of Gainsborough and
Constable. There is also a display of decorative art including ancient
Roman earthenware to contemporary furniture, providing something for
all taste to enjoy.

Manchester United is one of the most well known football teams in
the world. To find out more about this club visit their museum and take
part in the guided tour. It is open most days, but there are certain
restrictions on match days.

Museum of Science & Industry is where you will discover all the
interesting facts about Manchester’s role in the industrial revolution
and get the chance to see steam engines and locomotives, to modern day
aircraft and star gaze in the planetarium.

Urbis is set in a dramatic glass building rising high above the
centre of Manchester. An interactive exhibition will lead you on a
journey exploring life in different cities around the world. With four
cascading exhibition floors to explore you need to allow at least
ninety minutes for your visit.

Things to do:

In Manchester you will find all the shops you could ever desire and a
few more besides. Acting as the Gateway to the North, Manchester also
provides a perfect base to explore many of the North’s attractions and
is within easy reach of Blackpool, the historic city of Chester and
only a few hours’ drive to the Lake District, and the Yorkshire Dales.

Heaton Hall and Park is one of Manchester’s principal parks and is
less than four miles from the city centre. Its rolling scenery provides
an attractive setting for a wide range of leisure activities which
cater for visitors of all ages. It is also plays host to many outdoor
events, like summer fun days, theatrical productions, concerts and
other major events.

East Lancashire Steam Railway is journey back in time. It was
opened in 1846 to link the Manchester to Bolton line with Radcliffe and
was a popular passenger and freight route until 1972. The East
Lancashire Preservation Society, with assistance from Bury and
Rossendale Councils, saw the line reopened in 1991. The traditional
station buildings and developments along the tracks have contributed to
the Society being presented with a number of environmental awards.

Wigan Pier is situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal,
and is one of the North West’s favourite visitor attractions. At the
heart of the centre is an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s.
Here you can witness the Victorian way of life such as life below
ground at the coalface and how the famous Lancashire pit brow lasses
lived. In the ever-popular Victorian schoolroom you can experience the
rigours of a strict Victorian education.

Trafford Centre is a place where visitors marvel at a whole host of
shopping opportunities all conveniently located under one roof, with
the added bonus of bar and restaurant facilities and a cinema for
relaxation during an exhausting shopping trip.

Food & Drink:

Manchester has a global feel and flavours all of its own, and can boast
of thirty different nationalities of the finest cuisine. Having
restaurants and cafés flying flags from around the world.
Manchester offers a mind-boggling range of restaurants, whatever your
budget. Ultra-chic or reassuringly traditional, Manchester’s
restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars offer rest and relaxation for
all.

39 Steps is tucked away on South King Street and has quietly been
busy making a very successful name for itself over the past 21 years.
It specialises in providing an every evolving menu to make the most of
the finest seasonal produce.

Le Petit Blanc Brasserie is one of a number of Raymond Blanc’s
popular restaurants and like its sister establishments has a good
reputation for serving up quality food in suitably elegant
surroundings. The well-priced set menu will not break the bank.

The River Room Marco Pierre White is situated with the very chic
and sophisticated Lowry Hotel. Like the hotel the restaurant is highly
elegant, as is the food which is widely considered to be some of the
very best, if not the best in Manchester, with the added bonus of great
views out across the river. This restaurant is both the ideal setting
for an important business lunch, or a romantic dinner for two.

Bulls Head is conveniently located right by the Manchester
Piccadilly railway station and describes itself as ‘Your local in the
heart of the city.’ It’s a fine example of a good old-fashioned city
pub offering an excellent selection of real ales and basic pub food
including sandwiches, jacket potatoes and burgers.

Lass O’Gowrie is a particular favourite with real ale fan thanks to
a range of ever-changing cask beers on offer as well as boasting its
own brewery. It is also a hit with the local student population, who
come here to dine on the simple and reasonably priced food such as
chilli and lasagne.

Waxy O’Connors is a popular Irish pub and is a labyrinth of
different rooms set across four levels. This is not the place for a
quiet drink. It is a lively pub with live bands twice a week; as well
as showing live sporting events on its big screen. There is a wide
choice of both wine and beer and the food comes in the form of dishes
as varied as traditional Irish stew, fish and chips and seafood chowder.

Manchester Hotels & Accommodation:

What ever you are looking for, from a quiet guest house, or a large
conference centre, there is accommodation to suit all tastes and
pockets in Manchester.

Britannia Sachas Hotel

The Britannia Country House Hotel

Fairways Lodge & Leisure Club, Formerly The Villag

Express by Holiday Inn Manchester East

Best Western Willowbank Hotel Manchester

Jarvis Piccadilly Hotel

The Grafton Hotel

Eleven Didsbury Park

Monton House Hotel

Novotel Hotel

Didsbury House

Chesters Hotel & Restaurant

Copperheads Hotel

Mitre Hotel

Thistle Manchester

Novotel Manchester Centre

Radisson Edwardian Manchester

Arora International Manchester

Premier Apartments Manchester (Opening April 6)

Entertainment

Manchester is the life and soul of the region with more theatres than
any other UK city outside London, a wide range of live music venues,
two internationally renowned orchestras and a music and club scene of
world-wide fame. You’ll never be stuck for something to entertain you
in Manchester.

Manchester Evening News Arena is one of the best venues in the
South East. The programme boasts an excellent line up of comedy, music,
dance & theatre.

Lowry Red Cinema entertains you with high quality contemporary
dance, drama, visual arts, films, comedy, music et al.

G-Mex is a great venue for music, comedy, cabaret and theatre.

With so much variety available whatever your requirements for a short
break you cannot go wrong with using the exciting city of Manchester as
a base. With history, culture, sport and scenery all available within
easy reach and a choice of restaurants and bars where to end a day, why
not give Manchester a visit.

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