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Introducing Manchester's tour guides

These experts can make your visit extra-special

Whether you're visiting Manchester for a day or you've known the city for years, there is no better way of exploring the area than with an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide.

As well as seeing the major landmarks and attractions, you will learn about the city's secrets and discover hidden gems that visitors often miss. Whether you're visiting Manchester for a day or you've known the city for years, there is no better way of exploring the area than with an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. As well as seeing the major landmarks and attractions, you will learn about the city's secrets and discover hidden gems that visitors often miss.

Here's an introduction to some of our registered Manchester tour guides.

John Alker

John Alker

A local FE and visiting HE lecturer, John's specialisms are in the arts, performing and visual, plus a mixture of imaginative walks through the city.

Jean Bailo

Jean Bailo

Offers walks talks and tours of Manchester and the Northwest past and present.

Anne Beswick

Anne Beswick

Anne has a wide range of interests. General tours, history, horticulture or modern gems, all told with a wealth of good stories.

Steve Bourne

Steve Bourne

With 35 years' experience in the travel industry worldwide, Steve specialises in wildlife safaris, transport (airport guide), sport and music tours.

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Mark adores music, media, Manchester and alliteration. He knows Manchester inside out and loves to share its fascinating stories.

John Consterdine

John Consterdine

The only guide in Manchester to offer black-cab taxi tours for up to five people in comfort - football stadiums, The Quays and Manchester's suburbs.

Joan Davies

City-centre resident, reviewer and economics tutor, Joan offers tours on Manchester's political and economic history, cultural life and city-centre living.

Andrew Derbyshire

Andrew Derbyshire

Tours by coach or on foot. Specialist areas include the religious history and cultural life of Manchester.

Kate Dibble

Kate Dibble

Blue Badge guided tours include modern and historical Manchester; the Palace Hotel; Town Hall and literature, especially Elizabeth Gaskell. Offers regional coach tours.

John Doughty

John Doughty

Qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 1996. Former university tutor specialising in industrial and landscape archaeology.

Emma Fox

Emma Fox

A Mancunian, passionate about historical and modern Manchester. Have architecture, people, arts, industrial heritage brought to life with her coach or walking tours.

Helen Freeborough

Helen Freeborough

City centre resident, coach and walking tours. Lively and entertaining, will share Manchester including 21st century city, arts, music, shopping and food.

Ed Glinert

Ed Glinert

Founder of City Life, former staff writer for Private Eye and one-time production editor of the rock 'n' roll magazine Mojo, Ed is also a celebrated author whose recent Manchester Compendium was described by the Independent newspaper as a 'superb work of in-depth research and dry Northern wit'. Visit Ed's website for more information: www.newmanchesterwalks.com

Suzanne Hindle

Suzanne Hindle

On Suzanne's tours you discover what makes the city tick, including passionate stories about modern Manchester and past industrial heritage.

Pauline Lloyd

Pauline Lloyd

Qualified to guide in both French and English, Pauline's specialisms are faith tourism, 'Saints & Sinners', and Manchester's international links.

Sue McCarthy

Sue McCarthy

Sue has worked in tourism for many years. She offers guided walks, coach tours, airport transfers and meet and greet services.

Peter O'Grady

Peter O'Grady

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, Peter was born and worked in Manchester for over 40 years. His tours are informative and fun.

Denise Sackett

Denise Sackett

A 'naturalised' Mancunian, Denise has spent 20 years exploring the city. See it through her eyes - a fresh take on things so familiar that they have become invisible!

Elizabeth Sibbering

Elizabeth Sibbering

An enthusiastic, lively and entertaining guide; a born and bred Lancashire local, who loves sharing her knowledge of all things Manchester.

Barbara Warnock

Barbara Warnock

Coach and walking tours of Manchester and Northwest England for groups, individuals and conferences. Specialisms include heritage, culture, urban regeneration and shopping.

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