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Things to See and Do in Manchester

Culture, nightlife, history, and good fun in Greater Manchester

  1. East Lancashire Railway train travelling over countryside bridge
    A twelve mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery with well-equipped stations boasting cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.
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  2. Castlefield Gallery in Manchester
    Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery is Manchester’s first public contemporary visual art gallery dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual art and artists.
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  3. People in an exhibition in the National Football Museum
    Whether you’re a die hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.
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  4. Trafford Water Sports Centre
    Trafford Water Sports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, offers a wide range of water sports taster activities where you can try paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing or sailing.
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  5. The Science and Industry Museum building
    Home to the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, and the world’s first railway warehouse. Encounter amazing objects and find out about ideas that were born in Manchester and changed the world forever.
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  6. RHS Garden Bridgewater entrance, cafe and shop
    Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.
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  7. Child playing minigolf at Treetop Adventure Golf
    Swing by for an epic mini golf adventure with two indoor, 18-hole courses, plus cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub.
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  1. Add Cronkeyshaw Common to your Itinerary

    Cronkeyshaw Common

    ROCHDALE

    Cronkeyshaw Common is a beautiful green space characterised by large areas of open grassland with trees across the entire site.

  2. Add TransPennine Trail to your Itinerary

    TransPennine Trail

    Carrington, Sale

    Part of European Footpath E8, the Trans Pennine Trail crosses Britain from Southport to Hornsea. A largely traffic free route for walking, cycling and horseriding it enters Trafford it enters Trafford through Dunham and travels North and East leaving

  3. Add Trafford Ecology Park to your Itinerary

    Trafford Ecology Park

    Trafford Park

    In the heart of the World's first industrial estate the ecology park offers opportunities for short walks and nature study. The site is not large and a walk around the lake should take no more than half an hour there are benches and picnic tables.

  4. Add Top Lock to your Itinerary

    Top Lock

    Wigan

    The Top Lock stands about 70 metres above the town and is the highest point of the canal in the Wigan Borough.

  5. Add Defiance Distillery (Tours and Tastings) to your Itinerary

    Defiance Distillery (Tours and Tastings)

    Lees, OLDHAM

    Defiance Distillery, the triple international, award winning producer of Defiance Gin, is opening its doors to the public from September 2019 with the launch of its new Gin Academy at the distillery premises in Lees, Oldham.

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  6. Add TeamSport Go-Karting to your Itinerary

    TeamSport Go-Karting

    Manchester

    TeamSport Indoor Go-Karting comes to Manchester city centre.

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  7. Add Quarry Bank (NT) to your Itinerary

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    Quarry Bank (NT)

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    Quarry Bank is one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived.  Here you can discover the story of mill workers, entrepreneurs and how the Industrial Revolution changed the world.

  8. Add Vanilla to your Itinerary

    Vanilla

    Manchester

    A lively women's den situated in the heart of the gay village.

  9. Evening Cruises on the Mersey

    Liverpool

    Sing-along to your favourite hits on one of our fantastic tribute night cruises. The two and a half hour cruises run each year from April to September and feature themed music cruises like ABBA, 80s Party Cruise, The Beatles and Sounds of the 70s.…

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  10. Add St John's Gardens to your Itinerary

    St John's Gardens

    Manchester

    Formerly the site of St. John's Church and graveyard, which was demolished in 1931.

  11. Add Mahdlo Youth Zone to your Itinerary

    Mahdlo Youth Zone

    OLDHAM

    Mahdlo is a registered charity and state-of-the-art Youth Zone in the heart of Oldham for 8-19 year olds (up to 25 for young people with a disability). Open 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year, we offer an exciting range of activities and…

  12. Add Worthington Lakes to your Itinerary

    Worthington Lakes

    Wigan

    Woodlands surround three reservoirs with paths and picnic sites and access to the Red Rock cycle and bridleway. Small nature reserve, Visitor Centre and Fishing.

  13. Add House of Raja's to your Itinerary

    House of Raja's

    Bolton

    An award-winning Asian superstore featuring vibrant sarees, some hand-sewn, from all over the Far East and an extensive range of Asian food and cooking utensils.

  14. Add Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre REOPENS 18 MAY 21 to your Itinerary

    Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre REOPENS 18 MAY 21

    Bury

    Showcasing some of the best of international and local art, Bury Art Museum is the ideal attraction for those looking for a warm, welcoming attraction to enjoy art and discover more about Bury's rich history.

  15. Add Buile Hill Park & Hall to your Itinerary

    Buile Hill Park & Hall

    Salford

    Bulie Hill Park is a grade 2 listed park of national and historical importance. The beautiful 87 acre urban park, is the largest in Salford, with a children's play area, tennis court and an outdoor gym.

  16. Add International Anthony Burgess Foundation to your Itinerary

    International Anthony Burgess Foundation

    Cambridge Street, Manchester

    The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, located in a magnificent example of industrial architecture at Chorlton Mill, encourages and supports public and scholarly interest in all aspects of Anthony Burgess’s life and work.

  17. Add Stand Golf Club to your Itinerary

    Stand Golf Club

    Manchester

    Visitors are always welcome at Stand Golf Club. After your round you can look forward to a friendly welcome in the clubhouse. We provide a wide range of delicious food which you can eat overlooking the 18th green.

  18. Add Manchester Climbing Centre to your Itinerary

    Manchester Climbing Centre

    Manchester

    Manchester Climbing Centre, set in the unique surroundings of St Benedict's Church, is one of the largest climbing walls in Europe.

  19. Add Rochdale Town Centre - Blue Plaque Trail to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Town Centre - Blue Plaque Trail

    Rochdale

    Rochdale Town Centre - Blue Plaque Trail takes you to the location of 20 blue plaques erected up to the end of summer 2013, coupled with information on listed and historic buildings of great interest.

  20. Add Manchester Central Powerleague to your Itinerary

    Manchester Central Powerleague

    Ardwick, Manchester

    Home to Manchester's Powerleague 7 or 5-a-side side leagues, tournaments, casual games, junior five a side football leagues, kids football coaching and more.

  21. Add Apollo Cinema to your Itinerary

    Apollo Cinema

    Altrincham

    6 screen cinema situated in the heart of Altrincham town centre opened end of 2006. Group discounts apply to advance bookings of more than 10 seats. The smallest screen seats 60 and can be made available for private hire subject to availability.…

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