Lake District National Park
In a couple of weeks, I'm going to be in Manchester for around 2 hours on a Saturday morning. I don't really want to go shopping - I'd rather see / do something interesting. Either a big attraction, or something a bit more off the beaten path.
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i would recommend the Manchester Art Gallery, free, and full of many many interesting exhibitions, and a beautiful building as well, 3 minute walk from Piccadilly gardens