Explore Salford

Ideally located where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell, Salford showcases the very best in heritage, arts, culture, sport, shopping, relaxation and stunning scenery. The city of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester made up of the towns of Salford, Eccles, Swinton, Pendlebury, Walkden and Irlam.

Discover Salford's fascinating heritage through many historic places of interest both on land and water such as the picturesque Worsley village and Bridgewater Canal which played a pivotal part in the industrial revolution. Other highlights include Ordsall Hall, the haunted Grade 1 listed Tudor house, Salford Lads' Club where visitors from across the globe relive 'The Smiths' legacy and one of the most unusual libraries in the world - the Working Class Movement Library.

Salford's contribution to world cuisine goes way beyond the Eccles cake with a wide range of award winning venues which have put the city on the national map.

With over 60 parks and open spaces, visitors to Salford can explore open woodland and meadows to enjoy vibrant wildlife, lakeside walks and picnics.

The Quays, Greater Manchester’s waterfront destination boasts spectacular architecture with The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North and MediaCityUK as well as outlet shopping, watersports, cruises and sport.

With lots of things to see and do, explore and experience, make sure you plan a visit to Salford.

Essential Salford

Central Bay

Central Bay will be one of the biggest independent food and drink operations in the North; it will…

Kargo MKT

Explore Kargo MKT, a diverse food hall in Salford offering an array of local and international…

Pier Eight

Pier Eight serves two modern British menus including a casual dining/bar menu and formal menu within…

The Lowry

A magnificent building alongside Salford Quays, inside visitors will find three stunning theatres…

Things to do in Salford

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The Lowry

A magnificent building alongside Salford Quays, inside visitors will find three stunning theatres…

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Soul River 17 Apr 2024

Soul River

A night of cool soul tunes from Babalola Jnr. Drinks on arrival and bar snacks served through the…

Elvis Cruise 19 Apr 2024

Elvis Cruise

A night of hip shakin' tunes from the KING of rock'n'roll performed live on this amazing…

Where to eat and drink in Salford

Cuppapug

Cuppapug, which launched in London in 2022 and sees customers travel from all over the globe to…

Doughfinity

Handmade Artisan Filled Doughnuts. Made fresh to order. Cater for parties, events, festivals and…

George's

Set in a magnificent traditional building with a contemporary edge, this picturesque location and…

Jolly Carter

Guests will find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in this family run pub. On offer is a fine…

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak Street Food is a Malaysian takeaway located at The Vibe. Malaysian cuisine is complex and…

The Quays

Delightful 19th century oak beamed coffee house and delicatessen located in the heart of the…

Vero Moderno

A modern, authentic Italian Restaurant, Deli & Bar in the heart of the revitalised, historic…

Central Bay

Central Bay will be one of the biggest independent food and drink operations in the North; it will…

Kargo MKT

Explore Kargo MKT, a diverse food hall in Salford offering an array of local and international…

Pier Eight

Pier Eight serves two modern British menus including a casual dining/bar menu and formal menu within…

Where to stay in Salford

Culture Made In Salford

Home to world-class museums and galleries and unique spaces for artists and makers, Salford has a rich cultural offering with community at its centre.

Islington Mill

Discover Islington Mill, a vibrant space that’s home to over 100 resident artists and collectives.

Maxwell Hall

Discover the story of Maxwell Hall, a legendary music venue that hosted some of the world’s biggest…

Salford Lads Club

Discover Salford Lads’ Club, a building packed with history, heritage and an iconic musical…

The Lowry

Discover The Lowry, a multi-purpose arts venue that hosts some of the region’s best theatre and is…

Walk the Plank

Discover Walk the Plank, a team of outdoor arts experts who create and produce outstanding moments…

Salford's Green Spaces

View our series of eight short films celebrating Salford’s abundance of beautiful green spaces and its brilliance as a place to live, work, invest, visit and study. The films demonstrate Salford’s green credentials through interviews with individuals linked to a variety of green locations across the borough. The films provide a broad overview of the different types of green spaces in Salford, with interviewees ranging from local families to park rangers to gardeners, community groups, academics and the head of the new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley.

Salford blogs

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MediaCity Presents Winter Fest 2023

MediaCity’s festive season has now officially kicked off and on Thursday 7th December its waterfront will be illuminated by Quays Culture’s striking Lightwaves installation in 15 locations across MediaCity and The Quays. The free festival of light art returns to MediaCity with a range of immersive…

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First look at Central Bay's epic culinary line-up

Ahead of its official opening, Salford’s epic new waterfront food and drink destination Central Bay has today unveiled the full line-up of gastronomic greatness that will feature across its Kargo MKT foodhall and street kitchens, making it the largest of its kind in Greater Manchester. With a…

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Top 5 Walks in Salford

Worsley Village The stunning and picturesque village of Worsley was once the heart of the transport revolution with the construction of the Bridgewater Canal. Today, you can take in the beauty of the village in a circular route, which includes the Worsley Court House, the Bridgewater Canal…

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