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Belle Vue is an area of Manchester, England, east of the city centre, bordered by the Hope Valley Line on the east and the Glossop Line on the west. It is known for the former Belle Vue Zoological Gardens and Belle Vue Stadium.

Belle Vue
Frontage of Belle Vue Stadium
Belle Vue is located in Greater Manchester
Belle Vue
Belle Vue
Location within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSJ875965
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtM18
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°27′55″N 2°11′15″W / 53.4652°N 2.1875°W / 53.4652; -2.1875Coordinates: 53°27′55″N 2°11′15″W / 53.4652°N 2.1875°W / 53.4652; -2.1875

Belle Vue is part of the electoral ward of Gorton North.

Belle Vue railway station lies on the Hope Valley Line.

For many years there was a zoo and amusement park, with an annual circus. The zoo opened in 1836. It occupied a 96-acre site and at the height of its popularity attracted 2,000,000 visitors annually.[1] It was eventually closed in the 1970s due to mounting debts. The park closed in 1982.[2] Later the location was used for professional wrestling.


In 1897, the machine tool manufacturer Kendall and Gent opened the Victoria Works. The company closed down in the late 1960s.[3]