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Address: Heron House 1 Lincoln Square | Brasenose Street, Manchester M2 5LN, England
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In an attractive Square

We found this statue, and the square in which it stands, to be one of the most peaceful and attractive during our visit to Manchester. Maybe the reason for our liking it is that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This statue of Abraham Lincoln is a great statue and is a must see. Nearly life size it is a great place for a photo opportunity. It is located near Central Park and easily accessible to the public.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We found this statue, and the square in which it stands, to be one of the most peaceful and attractive during our visit to Manchester. Maybe the reason for our liking it is that we visited on a Saturday when a lot of the surrounding offices were quiet. Compared with some of the more disgusting areas of Manchester, this was... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I passed this statue many times without knowing the exact reason for the statue being in Manchester. Recognises the place of Manchester and the north west on the international stage. The statue has some history on the plaque. A nice place to have a sandwich in the summer in the little square. Gets crowded out by the Christmas markets in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

You need to read the history of Manchester and its connection with the cotton producers of the US, to appreciate the significance of the statue in the city. Manchester was once nicknamed "Cottonopolis" and was the powerhouse that produced money in enough quantities to build Victorian Manchester.

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Thank Lifeman
Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nobody really wanted this 1917 statue (one nickname was the stomach-ache statue because of the position of the hands). It was originally destined for London, where it was rejected and replaced with a 'better' one which is in Parliament Square. The statue was also rejected by Norwich and Liverpool (and possibly elsewhere), finally ended up in Manchester and after some... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Just off the middle of deansgate , lovely statue of one of the most well known american presidents. Fine for a photo but you can only spend ten minutes here , follow on to the museum of science and industry also free for a more fullfilling day out .

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Thank Peter e
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Impressive statue set in a modern square .The Christmas Market extends to this Square from Albert Square.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

As others have said, the quote is very difficult to read. The hands on the statue are also way out of proportion. I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to view it, but it is of historical interest nevertheless

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Whoever designed this needs to have serious think. The location is fine, if a little hard to find and the figure itself passes as a good likeness for AL, BUT, as others have also said, the writing is impossible to read! The central message about the support for the cotton industry in Manchester against slavery is the KEY element of... More 

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Wigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

The statue was erected to commemorate President Lincoln's support of the working people of Manchester who suffered to a trade embargo on Southern US cotton during the American Civil War. The writing on the plinth is almost impossible to read, which is a pity. The statue is not in the main area of Manchester but hidden away in what can... More 

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