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  1. Revealing the weird and wonderful history of the Rochdale Canal - Part 1

    Rochdale

    Just over 32 miles long and running across the Pennines between Manchester and the West Yorkshire town of Sowerby Bridge, the Rochdale Canal is a waterway infused with fascinating heritage.

  2. Step into the secret Rochdale theatre that celebrates original creativity and still sends invitations by post

    The Curtain Theatre is a Rochdale-based hub of creativity that has been putting on shows, without a break, for over 90 years. An example of hidden heritage at its finest, the building is tucked into a line of shops close to the train station – and…

  3. The Gothic masterpiece of Rochdale Town Hall – and why its redevelopment matters

    Rochdale

    Having received a Grade I listing in 1951, Rochdale Town Hall has long been marked as a location of international architectural significance. Now it is preparing to undergo a £16 million redevelopment that will see the building transformed; a…

  4. Step inside The Flying Horse Hotel

    Right next to the glorious Gothic-style centrepiece of Rochdale Town Hall, is a pub packed with character, weird and wonderful goings-on and was voted Greater Manchester’s Pub Of The Year for 2018: it’s The Flying Horse Hotel.

  5. Iconic dinosaur skeleton Dippy the Diplodocus is visiting from London – and Rochdale is his North West stop

    Dippy the Diplodocus is recognised by many as the dinosaur skeleton cast which stood inside London’s Natural History Museum for more than 110 years; now he is going on tour, and Rochdale is his North West stop – for five months!

  6. Add The UK’s first Doctor Who Escape Room is now open in Manchester to your Itinerary

    The UK’s first Doctor Who Escape Room is now open in Manchester

    Exchange Square , Manchester

    Now it seems Manchester has connections to other dimensions too – or at least in the most enjoyable sense – as the UK’s first official Doctor Who live escape game is now open.

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  7. Add The King's Arms, Salford: the thriving community arts pub minutes from Manchester city centre to your Itinerary

    The King's Arms, Salford: the thriving community arts pub minutes from Manchester city centre

    Bloom Street , Salford

    A five-minute walk away from Manchester Deansgate is a bohemian bustling boozer, complete with a cobbled beer garden, built-in upstairs theatre and David Bowie themed snug - The King's Arms.

  8. St Chad’s, Rochdale: Where Medieval and Victorian Gothic Collide

    The fifteenth instalment as part of an ongoing series for Haunt Manchester by Dr Peter N. Lindfield FSA, exploring Greater Manchester’s Gothic architecture and hidden heritage.

  9. 5 Drinking Dens to Discover in Manchester City Centre

    Manchester

    Manchester is a city of subterranean spaces, eerie alcoves and voluminous views – some of which can be incorporated into drinking experiences that are sure to be memorable. Forget regular roadside venues and embrace the unusual.

  10. The Real Cost of Heritage: Preserving our Gothic Buildings

    The fourteenth instalment as part of an ongoing series for Haunt Manchester by Dr Peter N. Lindfield FSA, exploring Greater Manchester’s Gothic architecture and hidden heritage.

  11. Gothic Beyond Architecture: Manchester Cathedral

    The ninth instalment as part of an ongoing series for Haunt Manchester by Dr Peter N. Lindfield FSA, exploring Greater Manchester’s Gothic architecture and hidden heritage.

  12. Inside Islington Mill: the home of artist-led endeavour

    Take a trip into Salford and discover a standout Grade II listed building bustling with creative artists at its centre and still-evolving: Islington Mill. Describing and cementing itself as ‘the home of artist-led endeavour’, it offers not just a…

  13. Burnage: A Place Called Home – a project showcasing the stories of this Manchester suburb

    Burnage – a place of potentially ancient origins, a Utopian-styled garden village, colourful corporation housing… and plenty of stories! A project celebrating the history and significance of this Manchester suburb has been busy inviting members of…

  14. Add Delving into the hidden history of The Deaf Institute, Manchester to your Itinerary

    Delving into the hidden history of The Deaf Institute, Manchester

    Manchester

    This much-loved music venue and bar is Grade II listed, has a history dating as far back as the 19th century, and there's plenty to discover! 

  15. Uncovering Salford’s Ordsall Hall – stories of ghosts, Guy Fawkes and a history dating from 1177

    Salford

    If you haven’t seen Ordsall Hall, it is certainly a striking sight – and something you may not first expect in this urban area of Salford.

  16. Salford’s Peel Park now has a Writer in Residence – uncovering weird and wonderful stories of the past and future

    It welcomed Queen Victoria in 1851 and was a hit with L.S. Lowry – Peel Park is a place rich with historic wonder and interesting goings-on, tucked down on the Salford Flood Plain. Now it has its own Writer in Residence: Adam Farrer.

  17. Uncovering the history of Manchester’s John Rylands Library

    Manchester

    The John Rylands Library is a stand-out neo-Gothic building located on Manchester’s busy Deansgate – and as well as it being of significant cultural value, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city centre.

  18. Exploring Bailey’s Wood and Boggart Hole Clough

    Bailey’s Wood and Boggart Hole Clough are two green spaces in Blackley, North Manchester - each with their own rich and often mysterious history. Dr Hannah Priest, Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, uncovers hidden heritage…

  19. Discover Manchester’s Surviving Georgian Gothic on Byrom Street

    Dr Peter N. Lindfield explores the history of some remarkable surviving Georgian Gothic doorcases on Manchester’s Byrom Street, close to St John’s Gardens, and considers other  architecture in the area.

  20. An online celebration of Greater Manchester’s Gothic architecture

    Dr Peter N. Lindfield considers Greater Manchester's Gothic architecture in his Haunt Manchester article series and video content. Find out more about the differemt eras he explores, here! 

  21. Manchester’s Twentieth-Century Library: The John Rylands Library

    One of the most visible surviving Gothic buildings erected in Manchester is The John Rylands Library — the focus of this article by Dr Peter N. Lindfield.