Experiencing Manchester

I’ve been invited by Creative Tourist to spend a few days in Manchester in the northwest of England. I’ve never been to this part of England so I’ve been doing some research. Did you know that Manchester was the largest producer of cotton goods in the 19th century and it was often called ‘Cottonopolis? The city was also at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and amassed great wealth during this period. Manchester suffered extensive damage during World War II – it took twenty years to restore the Manchester Cathedral and many of the city’s famous landmarks. Today, Manchester is home to arguably the world’s most famous football (err..soccer) team: Manchester United. The city’s historic buildings have been lovingly restored and now house numerous museums and art galleries. I’ve also heard that Manchester has many fabulous restaurants and a pumping nightlife.

I can’t wait to experience this city! Follow me on my trip via Twitter – I’ll be using the hashtag #manuktrip in my tweets – or via the Twitter feed below. If you’re planning to visit Manchester, I recommend checking out the Creative Tourist site to download their city guides or following Creative Tourist on Twitter.

Note: This trip is sponsored by Creative Tourist.

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4 Responses to “Experiencing Manchester”

  1. velvet 22/02/2010 12:40 am
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    Creative Tourist is a Manchester initiative. Great idea though to expand the concept to other places in the UK.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  2. cumidanciki 22/02/2010 12:29 am
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    lovely! did not know about creative tourists.. i suppose I could use em for any city in the UK? ..

  3. velvet 19/02/2010 11:07 pm
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    Hi Robert,

    Thanks so much for your recommendations. I’ll certainly check out Urbis and I’ll visit a few of the exhibitions that have been recommended. I’m sure I’ll have a great time in Manchester.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  4. Robert 19/02/2010 7:10 pm
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    The People’s History Museum in the Pump House has reopened after adding an extension and I’m looking forward to seeing it tomorrow.

    I’ll also be having one last look at the Urbis before it closes next week to be refitted as the National Football Museum.

    There is a photo exhibition at the Cornerhouse which looks interesting as well – it is also a nice spot for a coffee upstairs in their busy cafe.

    Just an idea of what I’ll be getting up to, there are plenty more galleries, museums and eateries to enjoy so it’s only a question of finding the time! Welcome to Manchester and have a great trip.

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