Manchester in March
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 7, 2012 8:35 AM Last Post By: megacatt
Feb 2, 2012 5:17 PM
Manchester in MarchHi, me, my girlfriend, and my best friend are visiting Manchester from March 8-20 and I was wondering what the best places to visit would be.
Any help would be great on what pubs are the friendliest to United supporters and to americans.
Also, any great sights or anything near manchester would be great too.
I heard the nightlife is great, but which clubs would be great and american friendly?
Or any other type of info you think I might need would be appreciated.
Feb 3, 2012 3:49 AM
2The Northern Quarter is really nice in the evening, with some really nice bars. Just by there is Oldham street which has loads of really nice independant book shops/record shops/caffes (if Pop cafe is still there go in for a cup of coffee!)
Regarding clubs, it really depends on what type of music you like. Theres clubs like Venue, 42nd Street and places like The garratt and Joshua Brooks which are quite alternative and very popular (quite studenty though!)
Hope this helps a bit!
Feb 4, 2012 5:34 PM
3Puzzled why you´re spending the best part of two weeks in Manchester during what´s probably the crappiest month of the year, weatherwise.
If you´re visiting friends / relatives - they might be able to offer some suggestions.
Visit Manchester has more ideas than you can shake a stick (or umbrella) at.
Feb 5, 2012 8:51 AM
Imperial war museum, Old Trafford tour, pubs in the Northern Quarter (I'm not great on pubs) - a great restaurant in San Carlos - an Italian in the city centre (google San Carlos, Deansgate and you should find directions), day trips by train to Buxton in the Peak District and Liverpool - maybe do the Beatles things there? you could get the train to Disley & walk to Lyme Park & visit Lyme Hall (a big stately home - they've used it in quite a few films). Trafford centre - as a shopping mall it's pretty impressive (the grand hall etc).
Feb 20, 2012 12:26 PM
5I agree not a good month weather wise def bring a rain coat is quite drizzly! If your over near Man U's ground take a quick detour to Salford quays maybe 10/15min walk it has some pretty nice buildings espically over at the new media city site can get some lovely pictures at dusk when they switch all the coloured lighths on. If your at Salford Quays the imperial war museum is worth a couple of hours looking round its free entry and the building iself is really different, You could also take a quick look at the lowry or maybe see a show.
Clubs and bar wise i would def agree with the others ancoats (just north of picadilly gardens - town centre) is the trendy place to be is full of sml bars/clubs/cafes really friendly and have a good atmospher. If your up for a laugh try the frog and bucket a comedy place in ancoats sml but friendly and not expensive always has me rolling about laughing!
If you want to get out of Manc and see surrounding places I would recommend Chester and Liverpool both easily accessible by train and probally no more than £10/15 return.
Hope this helps.. happy travels!!!
Feb 24, 2012 2:28 AM
It would also be worth getting out of the centre of the city and visiting areas like Beech road in Chorlton Green, Didsbury and West Didsbury for restaurants. West Didsbury has two really good Nepalese restaurants for example - Gurkha Grill and Katmandu (spelled correctly i think!, both located on Burton road). all of these areas have buses which serve them directly from the piccadilly bus station in the centre (the 111 will take you to Burton road and the 86 and 85 with take you to the bottom of Beech road).
If you want to get out of the city Knutsford is a 30 min train journey away, it's a small town next to tatton park (the deer park is open all year round) which is good for a walk, and then if you want some very English afternoon tea go to the Courtyard Cafe. Also you can get the train in about an hour from Manchester to Edale which is a really beautiful spot for walking, theres a visitors centre here too so they can help you with routes to take etc.
Hope this helps!
Mar 7, 2012 8:35 AM
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