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Good overall

The name "gardens" is a misnomer as there are no actual gardens here. There used to be before the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
day visit to manchester

lots of shops around the gardens two many to name but theirs plenty to do and see very helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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This massive central square with its picturesque gardens is surrounded by large hotels, shops and restaurants, and presents a bustling and vibrant area of the city that is full of shoppers, business people, tourists and party-goers, day and night.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good17%
  • Average24%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible30%
6 days ago
“Good overall”
11 Sep 2017
“Everything here but just rainy lots ”
Manchester, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The name "gardens" is a misnomer as there are no actual gardens here. There used to be before the city council dug it all up & replaced it with fountains and concrete and put a tram service through it. Anyhow, its functional and kids like...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of shops around the gardens two many to name but theirs plenty to do and see very helpful people as always will more than likely be going back for a revisit to have a good look around

Thank craiggoo7
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

It's ok here if bored much to walk around see and do however it's nothing special in a normal city hence just 3 stars not really abit attraction to see or do

Thank PopeDaveThe1st
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This place is like the Wild wild west meets jeremy kyle meets shameless meets walking dead meets pineapple express. Spiced up zombie homeless. Shoplifters exchanging stolen goods. Kids still dealing weed near Cafe Nero and Rice so blatantly obviously . The place is such a...More

1  Thank Luke T
Reviewed 3 September 2017

If it wasn't for the food stalls I am afraid the gardens are not much of an attraction. Nice statue and a pleasant water feature but I feel more could be done.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Enjoyable walk through the gardens, but the day I was there was a rare sunny warm day for Manchester. Lots of people sun-tanning and enjoying the outdoors - so it was rather crowded at times. Avoid if bare bodies make you squeamish!

Thank Calcir
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Park itself is decent but the environment is tainted by dirt and litter. Could do with a little more TLC.

Thank Sy244
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It looks like Alexanderplatz in Berlin but without the history and charm. Really needs some re-development to solve the problems.

1  Thank Will4Sale
Reviewed 21 August 2017

And that's complimentary. Hadn't been to Manchester for twenty years but had to drive there to see relative visiting from abroad. Unfortunately he had booked a hotel near Picadilly. NCP car park cost £9 for less than four hours. The lift and staircase had an...More

1  Thank davewk80
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Beautiful and very vibrant at night which delighted us - being from Sheffield, the city centre appears to be so quiet at night in comparison. Loved the fountains.

Thank Craig H
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