These are the seven wonders of Manchester, the world’s first industrial city, capital of the North.
• Chetham’s, the oldest library in Europe built into the 15th century Tudor buildings in the heart of mediaeval Manchester.
• Manchester Cathedral: A sprawling place of worship believed to date back to an 8th century church.
• The Royal Exchange: once the world’s biggest trading floor, now home to a futurist-looking and world-renowned theatre.
• The John Rylands Library Reading Room. Fashioned like the nave of a Cathedral, lined with statues of some of history’s greatest figures.
• St Mary the Hidden Gem. The oldest post-Reformation Catholic church in the country.
• Manchester Town Hall: a glorious Gothic Gormenghast.
• The Portico Library: a Georgian jewel hidden away from the bustle of the city.