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Cultural Itinerary

Cultural Itinerary

Day 1

The Whitworth
With its internationally rated collection of British watercolours, textiles, wallpapers and fine art, the Whitworth has become one of the city's must-see cultural destinations.

Sam’s Chophouse
This traditional wood panelled bar serves cask ales, including its very own Sam’s Best Bitter, whilst the atmospheric tile and timber restaurant serves classic seasonal British cuisine.

East Lancashire Railway
Experience the sounds, smells and stunning surroundings of this heritage railway as it travels through the beautiful Irwell Valley.

Manchester's newest Brazilian restaurant, Fazenda boasts 178 covers and an outdoor area for another 50 diners to enjoy its freshly-grilled joints of meats, ‘churrascaria’-style (‘from the barbecue’) carved from joints at the table with exceptional standards of service.

If you’re staying longer in the region why not check out some of these other cultural activities:

From gallery to screen via café bar and bookshop, HOME redefines the contemporary arts centre, creating a space where ideas, hopes and moments of wonder ricochet off walls and lodge themselves in the headspace of audiences old and new.

Alnwick Castle and Gardens
Discover more than 700 years of history at Alnwick Castle. Explore regal opulent State Rooms, take on a Knight’s Quest or discover the great collection of art in one of Britain’s most iconic castles. Then head into The Alnwick Garden through beautiful 16th century gates and enjoy the beauty of the landscape, whatever the weather. Admission price varies per attraction.

Baltic, Newcastle
Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the river Tyne in Gateshead, Baltic is the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary arts centre.

York Minster, York
Explore over 2000 years of history in stunning surroundings, situated in the city centre of York this spectacular building is one of the UK’s most important cultural and religious icons.

National Railway Museum, York
From Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive to the replica of Stephenson’s world-changing Rocket, meet the stars of the national collection in giant halls full of steam and diesel engines.

Bettys Tea Room, Harrogate
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the north’s most famed tea rooms, Bettys of Harrogate. Sip the finest tea and coffee and indulge in decadent pastries by taking part in this well-loved British tradition.

Dove Cottage, Lake District
Discover William Wordsworth’s first family home where little has changed since the famous poet resided in this cosy cottage at the heart of the Lake District.
(Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9SH)

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
A celebration of British and international contemporary art surrounded by the history of one of the country’s busiest ports.
(Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB)

Cheshire Oaks, Chester
The UK’s largest designer outlet with fashions to accommodate all styles and budgets. Don’t forgot, you can claim your tax back on goods as well.

Chester Cathedral, Chester
Chester Cathedral is many things to many people, a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of modern and medieval history.

Chatsworth House
At the heart of the Peak District this architectural masterpiece has been home to the Cavendish Family since the 1500’s, and houses a large collection of art surrounded by opulence. Discover 105 acres of garden with giant water features, sculpture, beautiful flowers and magnificent views of the park.

Renishaw Hall, Peak District
Take a step into the past and discover the history of the Sitwell Family. The Sitwells have always been avid collectors and patrons of the arts and the history of the family is filled with writers, innovators and eccentrics.

Welsh Highland Railway, Porthmadog, Wales
The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK's longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon where trains start from beneath the castle walls for the journey to Porthmadog.

Product Information

  1. Sam's Chop House


    Contact Details:

    Back Pool Fold
    Chapel Walks, off Cross Street
    M2 1HN


    (0161) 834 3210
  2. Contact Details:

    The Avenue
    M3 3AP
  3. Contact Details:

    Greater Manchester
    M4 3BG
  4. HOME


    Contact Details:

    2 Tony Wilson Place
    Greater Manchester
    M15 4FN


    0161 200 1500
  5. Contact Details:

    NE66 1NQ


    01665 511 100
  6. Contact Details:

    Denwick Lane
    NE66 1YU
  7. Baltic Mill


    Contact Details:

    South Shore Road
    Tyne And Wear
    NE8 3BA


    0191 478 1810
  8. Contact Details:

    Minster Yard
    N Yorkshire
    YO1 7HH
  9. Contact Details:

    Leeman Road
    N Yorkshire
    YO26 4XJ


    0844 815 3139
  10. Bettys Tea Room


    Contact Details:

    Parliament Street
    N Yorkshire
    HG1 2QU
  11. Contact Details:

    Kinsey Road
    Ellesmere Port
    CH65 9JJ


  12. Contact Details:

    St Werburgh Street
    CH1 2DY


    01244 324756
  13. Contact Details:

    DE45 1PP
  14. Renishaw Hall


    Contact Details:

    Renishaw Park
    S Yorkshire
    S21 3WB
  15. Contact Details:

    Harbour Station
    LL49 9NF


    01766 516024

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
The Whitworth (53.46027,-2.22896)Sam's Chop House (53.48137,-2.24489)2.32
Sam's Chop House (53.48137,-2.24489)East Lancashire Railway (53.59362,-2.29974)11.71
East Lancashire Railway (53.59362,-2.29974)Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill (53.47911,-2.25015)11.85
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill (53.47911,-2.25015)Manchester International Festival (53.4858,-2.2421)0.82
Manchester International Festival (53.4858,-2.2421)HOME (53.47361,-2.24605)1.24
HOME (53.47361,-2.24605)Alnwick Castle (55.41503,-1.70458)197.07
Alnwick Castle (55.41503,-1.70458)The Alnwick Garden (55.41232,-1.6967)0.52
The Alnwick Garden (55.41232,-1.6967)Baltic Mill (54.96897,-1.59694)44.79
Baltic Mill (54.96897,-1.59694)National Railway Museum (53.96048,-1.09609)105.18
National Railway Museum (53.96048,-1.09609)Bettys Tea Room (53.99267,-1.54236)26.5
Bettys Tea Room (53.99267,-1.54236)Tate Liverpool (53.39973,-2.99275)104.56
Tate Liverpool (53.39973,-2.99275)Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet (53.26306,-2.88013)15.26
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet (53.26306,-2.88013)Chester Cathedral (53.19018,-2.88911)7.32
Chester Cathedral (53.19018,-2.88911)Chatsworth House (53.22702,-1.61049)76.82
Chatsworth House (53.22702,-1.61049)Renishaw Hall (53.30227,-1.34567)17.57
Renishaw Hall (53.30227,-1.34567)Welsh Highland Railway (52.92365,-4.12591)171.46
Total Distance *794.83 miles
Estimated Journey Time25.58 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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