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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 The Blowout by Kate London to your Itinerary

    The Blowout by Kate London

    The UK’s first champagne blowdry bar, located on the ground floor of No.1 Spinningfields off Quay Street, transforms the typical hair styling experience, where women may enjoy a gorgeous cut and blowdry whilst relaxing with a glass of fizz, without…

  2. Street Art: The Modern History of the Northern Quarter

    Join Skyliner for the Northern Quarter Street Art Tour as featured in The Telegraph's “Incredible Street Art Tours”. Find out the major names behind some of the area's oldest street art. These are the only tours of their kind in the city

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  3. Add Wandering Duck to your Itinerary

    Wandering Duck

    Wandering Duck is a hosted canal boat experience of 2-3 nights. Join a scheduled trip, or charter the boat with your friends (up to 10 guests).
    Departs Manchester City Centre and Bugsworth Basin in the Peak District National Park.

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  4. Political Tours

    New Manchester Walks hosts regular tours about the key events and people from Manchester’s radical political history: the Peterloo Massacre, Marx & Engels’s Manchester, The Pankhursts/Suffragette City.

  5. Add Whistle Punks Axe Throwing to your Itinerary

    Whistle Punks Axe Throwing

    Yes, you’ve read that correctly. We’ve taken the axe throwing out of the woodland and brought it into the heart of Manchester.

  6. Middlewood Way to Marple Locks

    This is a flat and gentle walk along a reclaimed railway line surrounded by woodland and back alongside the Macclesfield Canal.

  7. Add Manchester Bus Tour ‘Secrets of the City’ with LIVE Guide to your Itinerary

    Manchester Bus Tour ‘Secrets of the City’ with LIVE Guide

    90-minute bus tour celebrating Manchester’s innovative spirit every Saturday at 11:00 and 14:00.

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  8. Add Vegetarian Society Cookery School to your Itinerary

    Vegetarian Society Cookery School

    Do you love food? Would you like expert tutors to help you hone your cooking skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere? Then the Vegetarian Society Cookery School is for you!

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  9. Add Haigh Woodland Park to your Itinerary

    Haigh Woodland Park

    Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations at Haigh Hall at Country Park.

  10. Add Treak Cliff Cavern to your Itinerary

    Treak Cliff Cavern

    Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone and houses some of the most beautiful cave formations found in the UK.

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  11. Add Rochdale Town Hall tours to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Town Hall tours

    Rochdale Town Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest Victorian town halls in Britain.

  12. Add Bishops Park Pitch & Putt to your Itinerary

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    Bishops Park Pitch & Putt

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    Surrounded by dozens of sensational views, Bishops Park Pitch and Putt offers an exciting, entertaining and enjoyable 9 holes of golf and a stunning new driving range for non-golfers and golfers alike. Situated in the hills of Grains Bar, we are not…

  13. Add Didsbury Bicycle Hire to your Itinerary

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    Didsbury Bicycle Hire

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    Didsbury Bicycle Hire is a community-based bicycle hire company from Manchester with a difference.

  14. Add Royal Northern College of Music to your Itinerary

    Royal Northern College of Music

    An internationally-acclaimed venue delivering an eclectic programme of music and opera.

  15. Add Manchester Independents to your Itinerary

    Manchester Independents

    Throughout the pandemic, Greater Manchester’s artists, creatives and cultural organisations, working with Marketing Manchester, have, and continue, to come together to create new work both live and online. As the world begins to reopen, Manchester…

  16. Add Spend a night on Coronation Street to your Itinerary

    Spend a night on Coronation Street

    Coronation Street’s local pub, the Rovers Return Inn, has been around for 60 years. To celebrate both the soap’s 60th Anniversary and pubs reopening across the UK, the Rovers is opening up ‘The Rovers’ Annexe’, Coronation Street, M10, for one night…

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    Scranchester Food Tours

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    A truly immersive food tour of Manchester. Your local guide will take you on a multi-stop tour across the city offering edible insights into food history and culture along the way. The tour will include at least eight stops (adding up to a huge…

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  18. Add Manchester Music Walking Tour ‘The Haçienda Years’ to your Itinerary

    Manchester Music Walking Tour ‘The Haçienda Years’

    Relive the heady days of the Haçienda, when Manchester music was at its peak, on a walking tour of the city centre.

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  19. Add Belle Vue Arena to your Itinerary

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    Belle Vue Arena

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    Situated at the heart of Gorton’s state-of-the-art Belle Vue Sports Village, the National Speedway Stadium is the latest addition to Manchester’s expanding collection of world-class sporting venues.

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