Manchester has a rich industrial heritage and is actually steaming in history.
Get out of your student digs and explore…
The manor of Bramall was first described in the Domesday Book back in 1086. The current property was built in the 14th century and is now open to the public.
The original manor was devastated by William The Conquerors Harrying Of The North.
Heaton Hall has been a grade 1 listed building since 1954 and set in over 600 acres of land. It was often used for public events such as Heaton park races but is now only open on occasion so do check online before you rock up.
During the First World War, Heaton Hall became a military hospital and the park was used as a training camp for the pals battalion of the Manchester Regiment.
In the Second World War, the park was a camp for the RAF, where 133,516 aircrew were trained.
Opened on 17th July 1934 by King George V as part of an extension to the town hall. The round building was designed by architect Vincent Harris and was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.
It is the second largest public lending library in Britain, after the library of Birmingham.
Shambles square was created in 1999 around the re-built Old Wellington Inn and Sinclairs Oyster Bar.
The Old Wellington Inn was built in 1552 and is the oldest building of its kind in Manchester. The writer John Byrom was born there in 1692 and in 1830 the building became a licensed public house.
A small carving of an angel with a scroll was discovered in the wall of the cathedrals south porch providing evidence of an early Saxon church dating to around 700 AD is preserved in the cathedral.
The first church was destroyed by Danish invaders in 923.
During the Manchester Blitz in 1940, a German bomb severely damaged the cathedral, demolishing the medieval lady chapel and James Stanley’s chantry chapel. It took almost 20 years to complete the repairs.
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I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.