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“Stunning place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Manchester Monastery

The Manchester Monastery
Ranked #40 of 171 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Manchester's magnificent Monastery is Pugin's architectural masterpiece. It sits alongside the Taj Mahal as having been listed in the 100 most endangered sites in the world, with a rich heritage that should never be lost. Following a £6.5m restoration scheme, this hidden treasure has take its place as one of the UK's most inspiring venues for any corporate, social, or cultural occasion.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Stunning place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Works party for 450 folk was brilliant, friendly staff, lovely food and absolutely stunning location totally beautiful

Visited March 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Magical and Intimadating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

I recently attended a book signing here and absolutely adored the venue. It was beautifully lit up in the evening with candles, and generally a wonderful place to be.

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“New Years Eve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

My family and I along with 2 friends attended the NYE celebration, I have to say it was enchanting, the food, location, and the evening generally were excellent. The 7 course taster menu was very good value and the evening flowed well. Everyone dressed in black tie and all gowns which all added the the event.No doubt it will be alot busier next year. A fabulous venue good luck to the Monastery and its staff

Visited December 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Happy New Year”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

What a venue for seeing in 2013!
We were totally bowled over by the splendor of this wonderful building.
I think this was the first time a New Years Black Tie Ball had been held here which, on the whole, did not fail to impress.
The attention to detail was second to none with the overall presentation of tables etc 10/10.
Queuing to order pre dinner drinks was rather time consuming and would suggest wines could be pre ordered and ready on the tables on arrival.
Our party thoroughly enjoyed the 7 course taster menu with the exception of the somerset brie course, which was served too cold. Well done to the chefs team for pulling off a very enjoyable choice of varied and delicious courses.
The live music duo was excellent but found the choice of music played by the DJ during the dinner to be a bit inappropriate.I think something softer would have been more enjoyable. His choice of dance music also left alot to be desired!
Dinner over and on to the Finale .After witnessing a very romantic marriage proposal in front of all the guests, we were all lead outside by the piper, at midnight, to experience an exceptional firework display.
Thank you to all involved for making the evening a very memorable and enjoyable New Years Party.

Visited December 2012
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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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“The most stunning building in Manchester !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

Pain-stakingly restored from derelict and about to fall down..

Purchased for a £1 and lovingly restored by the Public Trust that now owns it..

I have watched this building go from working Monastery to derelict and falling down, and apparently 2 weeks from demolition, to the beautiful stunning restored 2* Listed Building
that it is again today..

The priceless artifacts that were once removed are now all back inside this beautiful huge building! There's a very nice cafe inside now as well, a little pricey, but all monies/profits go towards the upkeep....... :-)

We've been here MANY MANY times, and will happily be going back again...

Visited December 2012
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