Visiting a library takes a prominent place in a travel itinerary when it’s John Rylands library in Manchester. Situated in the city centre, this architecturally rich building is certain to awe you with its vast central hall and incredible book and manuscript collection. The high arched roofs and sculptures of various historic characters all around the walls add character to the library. Just outside the library you could also find a market with various curios and food stalls (check the day of your visit). The total visit takes around 1 hour on an average.