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Manchester Visitor Information Centre

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Address: Portland Street | 1 Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RG, England
Phone Number: +44 871 222 8223
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10:30 - 16:30
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Visting Manchester, UK? Stop in at this award winning tourist information...

Visting Manchester, UK? Stop in at this award winning tourist information centre for sightseeing guides, hotel information and maps of the region. Talk to the knowledgeable and friendly staff for ideas on what to do and see. The Centre sells discounted tickets for Chester Zoo, Tatton Park and Trafford Centre Legoland.

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Newly moved from its original setting but vastly smaller and less information available. Helpful staff but not as good as the previous office and much less literature and even... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Newly moved from its original setting but vastly smaller and less information available. Helpful staff but not as good as the previous office and much less literature and even less items to purchase. Nowhere to sit and browse leaflets as previously available but in a good location next to tram stop and bus bays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Some reviews I've read here quite alarmed me, but I've got to say it's not nearly as bad as described. It still is hard to find, and the road/pedestrian signals are too few, misleading and badly placed. Despite this (and thanks to GoogleMaps) I managed to find the place. There isn't much paper material available, I must say, but the... More 

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Thank prof_rikk
Manchester, United Kingdom
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964 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Seemed to be no leaflets,not a lot of anything. Nice welcome though. Accessible. Located on the edge of Piccadilly Gardens.

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Thank JANETDENISE
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a great source of information for residents and visitors alike. The staff are very friendly and informative and there and there is a wealth of material to buy or take away free. You can also get free maps of the city and look on line for information about opening times or prices of different attractions. Well worth a... More 

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1 Thank Babsstockport
Lancashire
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Full of information about what to do and where to go in Manchester, manned (and womaned) by friendly stakk and it has a souvenir shop!

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Thank Lifeman
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Plenty of information on the Manchester area and there is lots of info on local travel info on the buses, trams and trains.

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1 Thank Ethan E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I must admit I loved the previous VIC over the road with all its Twitter trending displays and wide range of merchandise but clearly funding has Ben a problem and its downsized significantly which is a real shame. However despite the stripped down smaller premises and retail offer the staff are the usual excellent people you expect in Manchester. There... More 

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Thank Douglas G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I popped I here whilst in Manchester on business. I found the staff very friendly and helpful and good selection of touristy type presents at a very reasonable price. If you want a gift for someone try here rather than the post office 50m away which has tourist gifts at extortionate prices.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

This facility has recently moved from its large corner site to a much smaller unit near Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink station. This was my first visit to the new place and it is about a quarter of the size of the previous place. Guided tours often start from the Visitor Centre and the old place had a few seats where you... More 

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Thank Tricia N
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Friendly place where we are able to get the information for Manchester itself. The staff was nice enough to point out the different directions for us to have a better idea on how about to go around Manchester. It is a must, should you need information of Manchester!

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