Student Blog: 7 of the best places to visit in Manchester

Our A2/Pre-intermediate class at Manchester Academy of English have been busy visiting lots of places in and around Manchester. Here are some of their favourites that they would like to recommend for when you come to visit Manchester.

1. Blackpool

I recommend all people to visit Blackpool because it has good amusement arcades, it has a lot of rides or rollercoasters and also a variety of restaurants. Blackpool Illuminations is an annual light show on the boardwalk. Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Irish sea coast of England. It’s known for Blackpool pleasure beach, an-old school amusement park.

By Ahmed

2. Manchester Football Museum

The Football Museum in Manchester is in the Urbis building in Manchester city centre. It was founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of association football memorabilia. The museum was originally situated in Deepdale, Preston, Lancashire, but moved to Manchester in 2012.

By Magomed Gadzhiev

3. Old Trafford

Old Trafford Stadium is one of the biggest and oldest stadiums in the world. It is an amazing place to visit if you are in Manchester. You can have a tour in the stadium and see the stadium from inside. You can also see the dressing room and see the trophies.

By Abdulrahman Hammed 

4. The Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre is located in Manchester. The Trafford Centre is the most popular mall in Manchester. It is the second largest shopping centre in Europe and it is one of the oldest shopping centres in Manchester. People come from everywhere to see it because the mall has a special design and it contains many brands that match many people’s desires. Also there is a great hall that has a group of posh restaurants. Finally it has a cinema called IMAX.

By Khalid Mohammed / Reham Mohammed / Bayan Khalifa

5. Beetham Tower

Of course there are a lot of places to visit in Manchester, but sometimes you will be tired to see everything only from the ground. This would be the moment to have a cup of tea in the restaurant called cloud 23, in Beetham Tower. The Beetham Tower or Hilton Tower is the highest building in Great Britain, outside London. It’s 169 metres high, has 50 flats and it’s a hotel up to flat 23. The rest are apartments.

I’m sure you will see the tower from far away. Go to Deansgate Street and use the lift and enjoy the beautiful view of Manchester on a sunny day!
By Corinne and Caroline

6. Manchester Cathedral

I want to recommend all new students to visit Manchester Cathedral. It’s in the city centre, near to the National Football Museum, Chetham’s School of Music and Chetham’s Library. The Cathedral is typical gothic English style. I recommend this Cathedral first because it’s beautiful, second because it’s in the historic Centre of Manchester and third because the first time I came to Manchester I was very near in the Mitre Hotel, and the Cathedral was my first contact with Manchester.
I think to visit this Cathedral is good for other students because they can see the construction and the light into the Cathedral and the students can see its museum. It’s interesting to see the cemetery near the tower.

By Jose Luis Carrasco Aguero

7. John Rylands Library

There is a building in Manchester that I recommend to visit: It’s John Ryland’s library. In the middle of modern buildings in a cosmopolitan city, you can find a spectacular library constructed in 1890 with a neo-gothic architectural style.   The library is at 150 Deansgqate street. The tickets are free and it is open 10 am to 5 pm.

In this gallery you can see an important collection of books, manuscripts and first edition of different books.

This gallery is an essential building for people who love books. I recommend this place to all people who love books and architecture.

By Ana Lopez Herrada

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