Iconic Manchester building named one of UK’s best free attractions for families to visit this summer

Iconic Manchester building named one of UK’s best free attractions for families to visit this summer

One of Manchester’s most iconic buildings has been named one of the UK’s best attractions that families can visit for free.

As summer break is coming now, many parents, caregivers and guardians all over Greater Manchester will probably be looking for ways to maintain the children entertained and educated while schools are closed for six whole weeks, and without having to break the bank too – especially if this classic Manchester rainy weather continues.

In fact, Internet searches for “free tourist attractions near me’ have increased by +5000% in the last 30 days, according to new search carried out by Village Hotels.

That’s why hospitality company decided to scour TripAdvisor to find attractions with the highest percentage of five-star reviews in the UK to help families keep costs down – and a legendary Manchester building was approved.

That’s right, just a few months after it was announced that the green light had been given for a stunning £7.6m transformation of the city centre building, the John Rylands Library has just earned a spot in the top 10 attractions that families should consider visiting when schools around the world northwest break up.

The Grade I listed icon took the coveted fourth spot on the list.

The historic building on Deansgate, in the heart of the City center It houses one of the UK’s most unique collections of books and manuscripts and has received an average five-star rating on TripAdvisor of 75.2%, according to the study – with visitors describing it as “definitely worth a visit”.

Top 10 Free UK Attractions to Visit This Summer

  1. The Potter Trail
  2. Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
  3. Durham Cathedral
  4. John Rylands Library
  5. Lady Lever Art Gallery
  6. Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum
  7. St. Fagans National History Museum
  8. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  9. National Railway Museum
  10. British Museum
The Grade I listed building has earned a coveted spot in the top 10 list / Credit: UoM

Other Northern attractions that made the seasonal rankings include Durham Cathedral, the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Wirral and the National Railway Museum in York.

The Potter Trail in Edinburgh was the attraction that took the title of number one.

“With the summer holidays just around the corner, many UK families will be looking to spend quality time together,” a Village Hotels spokesperson commented on the research and top 10 compiled by the company.

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“There are so many great places to explore in the UK, and we wanted to share some of the best day trips that don’t cost an arm and a leg.”

Featured Image – UoM