Afflecks Palace Has Been Named As One Of The Top Tourist Attractions In The World

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Afflecks Palace Has Been Named As One Of The Top Tourist Attractions In The World

We all knew it already, but it’s nice to be recognised.

It’s official. Afflecks Palace, aka the coolest shopping spot in Manchester, has been named in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2020. [Featured Image: Christopher Elison, Flickr].

This award is based on a number of metrics. These include reviews, ratings and comments from travellers far and wide. And, of course, these wise travellers have all seen what we see and put our beloved Afflecks Palace into the esteemed list.

Afflecks’ scores were so high, in fact, that they made it into the top 10% of destinations worldwide. Now that’s something to shout about.

The famous palace is one of the cities oldest retail spots, opening its doors in 1982. It was saved from closure in 2010, and supports a number of local businesses inside its walls. Lying in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Afflecks is one of the most celebrated and unique spots in Manchester.

“We’re delighted to receive this accolade from Tripadvisor. Mancunians have long known that Afflecks is the greatest, independent shopping experience there is and it’s wonderful to  hear that the whole world agrees!” said Andrea George, Director of Retail for Bruntwood Works.

“Afflecks is part of the heart and soul of Manchester – disruptive, different, independent, individual, trailblazing – it embodies the spirit of the city perfectly.  And that is why it holds such a special place in the hearts of the community and is beloved of visitors from around the world.

“It’s a great award for Afflecks and for Manchester, and showcases just how far-reaching the influence of our emporium is.”

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