75 attractions you should visit in Greater Manchester - With photos & details

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Top 75 attractions to explore in Greater Manchester

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.

Alan Turing MemorialSackville Park, Fairfield St, Manchester M1 3HB, UK
Sculptures
Memorials

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.

Albert SquareAlbert Square, Manchester M2, UK
Town Squares

Albert Square is a public square in Manchester that's home to the iconic Manchester Town Hall and an array of smaller buildings and statues in addition to the open space. The square contains a number of monuments and statues, the largest of which is the Albert Memorial, a monument to Prince Albert, Prince consort of Queen Victoria.

Astley HallAstley Hall Dr, Astley, Tyldesley, Manchester M29 7TX, UK
Museums

Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. From medieval times Damhouse was the site of the manor house for the lords of the manors of Astley and Tyldesley.

Bolton Museum Art Gallery & AquariumLe Mans Cres, Bolton BL1 1SE, UK
Museums

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery houses many collections, exhibitions run throughout the year. The Aquarium houses many endangered species of fish and run breeding programmes for them. An extensive fish collection containing a wide range of fresh water fish from all over the world. you can find out about feeding, breeding and fish care at the aquarium as well as current conservation projects.

Bramall HallHall Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 3NX, UK
Iconic Buildings

A majestic Tudor Manor House with origins dating back to the Middle Ages. The Hall offers unique insights into the families and servants who lived and worked here. It stands in about 70 acres of parkland designed in the Victorian Romantic style. It offers woodland walks with intriguing glimpses of the Hall itself and of the brooks and lakes. The Hall, one of the most beautiful treasures of England, is of great national importance.

Burrs Country ParkWoodhill Rd, Bury BL8 1DA, UK
Outdoors- Other
Parks

Burrs Country Park lies on the River Irwell covering an area of 36 hectares of scenic countryside, one mile north west of Bury town centre. Burrs has been awarded a Green Flag. The park owes part of its existence to Bury's industrial past and Burrs was one of area's earliest mill sites, many remnants of which still exist today. Burrs is also home to some of the most impressive works on the ever-evolving Irwell Sculpture Trail, which runs from Salford to the West Pennine Moors.

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture CentreMoss St, Bury BL9 0DR, UK
Museums
Art Galleries

The Art Museum and Sculpture Centre is based in the centre of Bury on the corner of Manchester Road and Moss Street. The museum collections include artifacts which are arranged into regularly changing thematic displays that cover a variety of topics with a focus on local and social history. The collection includes works by Turner, Constable, and Landseer.

Bury Market1 Murray Rd, Bury BL9 0BJ, UK
Street Markets

Bury Market is an open-air market in the town of Bury, Lancashire, England. The market is one of the largest and most popular in Greater Manchester and home to the Bury delicacy of black pudding. Featuring a meat and fish hall and an indoor and outdoor market, it was named best in the country in 2006 and regularly wins awards. It attracts an estimated 250,000 shoppers a week.

Canal StreetCanal St, Manchester M1, UK
Street Markets

Canal Street is a popular hotspot for local and visiting LGBTQ people who are looking for welcoming places for shopping, dining and late-night celebrations. Because of this street and its numerous offerings, Manchester has become one of the most gay-friendly cities in the entire world.  At night time, and in daytime in the warmer months, the street is filled with visitors, often including LGBT tourists from all over the world.

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)Market Buildings, 13 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU, UK
Art Galleries

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is a contemporary art gallery based in Manchester, England, which aims to "advance the education of the public in contemporary arts and culture".. For over 30 years CFCCA has led the UK in programming, showcasing and supporting artists through exhibitions, events, artist residencies, collaborations and research projects. Through our work we explore and question the notion of ‘Chineseness’.

Chetham's LibraryLong Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK
Iconic Buildings

Chetham’s Library has been in continuous use as a public library for over 350 years. It is housed in a beautiful sandstone building dating from 1421 which was built to accommodate the priests of Manchester’s Collegiate Church. It has more than 100,000 volumes of printed books, of which 60,000 were published before 1851. They include collections of 16th- and 17th-century printed works, periodicals and journals, local history sources, broadsides and ephemera.

Chill Factore7 Trafford Way, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M41 7JA, UK
Skiing Spots

Chill Factore is the UK's Longest Indoor Ski Slope. The main slope is served by two drag lifts,[4] suspended from the ceiling thus widening the available piste area and allowing for easier maintenance of the slope. This differs from the other centres in the UK where the lift supports are on the piste.

Chorlton Water Park74 Maitland Ave, Manchester M21 7WH, UK
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other

Chorlton Water Park is a Local Nature Reserve comprising a lake surrounded by grasslands and woodlands. There is a car park, small playground, picnic benches and a network of accessible paths. The Chorlton Water Park is a Local Nature Reserve comprising a lake surrounded by grasslands and woodlands. There is a car park, small playground, picnic benches and a network of accessible paths.

Coronation Street The TourTHE STUDIOS FROM DOCK10, MEDIACITYUK, Salford M50 2EQ, UK
Street Markets

Coronation Street The Tour is a sightseeing tour that travels along one of the country’s most famous streets to get an in-depth look at the television industry. During the tour, you’ll have a guide take you along Coronation Street, Rosamund Street and Victoria Street to experience the television shows of yesteryear and discover little-known television industry secrets.

Daisy Nook Country ParkStannybrook Rd, Failsworth, Oldham, Manchester M35 9WJ, UK
Outdoors- Other

Daisy Nook Country Park is 40 hectares of varied landscape in the heart of the Medlock Valley. The park is a great habitat for wildlife and bird-spotting - with an abundance of creatures from great-spotted woodpeckers and owls, to foxes and squirrels.  During the Victorian period, Daisy Nook Country Park was a popular spot for families and couples to enjoy canal-side walks, boat rides and picnics by the river.

DeansgateDeansgate, Manchester M3, UK
Street Markets
Shopping- Other

Deansgate is the main road through Manchester City Centre, England. It runs roughly north-south in a near straight route through the western part of the city center and is the longest road in the city center at over one mile in length. One of the main busy shopping centers in this area and also here you will get what you need.

Dovestone ReservoirDovestone Reservoir, Oldham OL3, UK
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Dovestone Reservoir lies at the convergence of the valleys of the Greenfield and Chew Brooks above the village of Greenfield, on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, England. The reservoir is on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. It supplies drinking water to the surrounding area and is a tourist attraction, providing several walks amongst picturesque landscapes.

East Lancs Railway23A Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

The East Lancashire Railway is a 12 1⁄2-mile (20 km) heritage railway line in north-west England which runs between Heywood in Greater Manchester and Rawtenstall in Lancashire. It was set in a beautiful location and is attracted by a lot of tourists.

Etherow Country ParkGeorge St, Compstall, Romiley, Stockport SK6 5JD, UK
Outdoors- Other

Etherow Country Park lies at the heart of the Etherow/Goyt Valley and was one of Britain's first country parks. It's one of the most widely visited parks in Stockport. Its 240 acres of greenspace offers a wide variety of plants and wildlife. The River Etherow flows through the park which is the source for the lakes and was originally used as a reservoir to power the water wheel; which in turn provided motorized power for the cotton mill.

Etihad StadiumAshton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, UK
Stadiums

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.

Map of attractions in Greater Manchester