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The Monastery

89 Gorton Ln, Manchester M12 5WF, UK

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About The Monastery

The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery, is a 19th-century former Franciscan friary in Gorton, Manchester, England. The Franciscans arrived in Gorton in December 1861 and built their friary between 1863 and 1867. Considered one of the UK's most stunning and awe-inspiring events venues, breaking records for industry awards.



Attractions near The Monastery

Etihad Stadium1.85km from The Monastery

The Etihad Stadium is the home of Manchester City Football Club. The venue can also host a number of other events including concerts.  The stadium is shaped like a bowl. It has two levels all the way around. There is a third level along with the two side stands and one of the stands behind the goal. As of the start of the 2010/2011 season, it is the third-largest stadium in the FA Premier League and the ninth-largest in the United Kingdom, with 55,097 seats.

Victoria Baths2.14km from The Monastery

Victoria Baths in Manchester is a listed Edwardian swimming pool and Turkish Baths complex was designed by Manchester's first City Architect Henry Price, and opened in 1906. For 86 years the baths provided both essential and leisure facilities. Private baths and a laundry were housed there alongside three swimming pools and Turkish Baths. In 1952 the first public Aeratone (Jacuzzi) was installed.

The Whitworth2.93km from The Monastery

The Whitworth is an art gallery in Manchester, England, containing about 55,000 items in its collection. The gallery is located in Whitworth Park and is part of the University of Manchester. An art garden by Sarah Price, sculpture terrace and orchard garden, alongside new spaces that embrace the park, such as a landscape gallery and a café in the trees, all reflect its beautiful setting.

Manchester Museum3.12km from The Monastery

Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 430,000 visitors each year.

Alan Turing Memorial3.36km from The Monastery

The Alan Turing Memorial is a sculpture dedicated to Alan Turing, an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician and theoretical biologist who contributed to the field of modern computing. Eternally sitting on a public park bench in Manchester’s Sackville Park the bronze statue of the innovative computer pioneer seems to just be waiting for some companions to come sit next to him.

The Greater Manchester Police Museum is a former police station converted into a museum and archives detailing the history of policing in Greater Manchester, England. The Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives enables you to experience what life was really like for these officers, in what was once a busy Victorian Police Station. You’ll also see how times have changed and how policing has evolved to meet today’s needs.

Where is The Monastery

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Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million. One of the main attractions in England and atttracts a lot of tourists.