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Things to See and Do in Manchester

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

  1. Aerial map showing the location of Homeground, Manchester
    HOME, Manchester’s largest multi-arts venue, have launched a massive temporary outdoor arts space in the heart of the city. The new space, named Homeground, will be located on an 80,000ft2 future development site on First Street, just next to HOME.
    1. 28 May 202131 Aug 2021
  2. Walking tour group
    Entertaining and comprehensive tour led by locals, covering our main attractions as well as the lesser-known quirks. We run Every Day at 11am, starting by the Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Gardens. Booking is not required - just turn up!
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  3. 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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  4. RHS Garden Bridgewater visitor centre
    Opening 30 July 2020. 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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  5. The Grade 2 listed Great Northern building, a former railway goods distribution warehouse is now a lively leisure and shopping development with bustling bars, restaurants, shops, health club, cinema, casino, bowling alley and an elegant landscaped public square.
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  1. Add Hallé Orchestra to your Itinerary

    Hallé Orchestra

    After 162 years the Hallé is embarking on its first digital season. The orchestra is numbered amongst the world’s top symphonic ensembles, and continues to seek ways to enhance and refresh what it undertakes, with aspirations to provide leadership…

  2. Add RHS Garden Bridgewater to your Itinerary

    RHS Garden Bridgewater

    Opening 30 July 2020. 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.

  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. Add Secrets of the Northern Quarter Walking Tour to your Itinerary

    Secrets of the Northern Quarter Walking Tour

    Explore Manchester’s hippest district.

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  5. Add Mountain Biking in Wales to your Itinerary

    Mountain Biking in Wales

    There’s some of the world’s best mountain biking at Coed y Brenin, and at Antur Stiniog’s centre at Blaenau Ffestiniog. 

  6. Add Alton Towers Theme Park & Resort Day Trip to your Itinerary

    Alton Towers Theme Park & Resort Day Trip

    Enjoy a day trip to Alton Towers Resort, home to Britain’s best loved theme park with great children’s attractions; ground-breaking, white-knuckle roller coaster rides; special events and much, much more.

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  7. Add Chetham's School of Music to your Itinerary

    Chetham's School of Music

    A unique cultural institution that combines music, education and heritage.

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  8. Manchester Food Walks

    Manchester Food Walks combines culture, history and cuisine in its food tours of the city. Full details and online booking at manchesterfoodwalks.co.uk.

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  9. Wigan Pier to Arley Hall

    This is a canal-side trail rich in natural history and heritage. Starting at the iconic Wigan Pier, the trail takes you along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and up Wigan’s famous flight of 23 locks to Top Lock. Then on through the wonderful and…

  10. Add Oldham Library and Life Long Learning Centre to your Itinerary

    Oldham Library and Life Long Learning Centre

    Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre, full ist of events and services on our website.

  11. Add EventCity to your Itinerary

    EventCity

    Manchester's biggest and most flexible event venue. EventCity is the second largest venue outside of London with a total of 28,000 sq m of space.

  12. Add Elizabeth Gaskell's House to your Itinerary

    Elizabeth Gaskell's House

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    Visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to find out about Elizabeth and William’s work, explore the lives of their daughters and servants and discover the Manchester that the Gaskells knew.

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  13. Add Bridgewater Hall to your Itinerary

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    Bridgewater Hall

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    Enjoy concerts ranging from classical and jazz through to world and popular music.

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  14. Add Homeground to your Itinerary

    Homeground

    HOME, Manchester’s largest multi-arts venue, have launched a massive temporary outdoor arts space in the heart of the city. The new space, named Homeground, will be located on an 80,000ft2 future development site on First Street, just next to HOME.

  15. Wigan Pier to Appley Bridge

    Starting at the iconic Wigan Pier and meandering through the Douglas Valley. This is a lovely canal-side trail mixing attractive and rich natural industrial heritage.

  16. 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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  17. Add Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive to your Itinerary

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    Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive

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    This hub of activity in the heart of Bolton has enough variety for repeat visits.

  18. Add Ordsall Hall to your Itinerary

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    Ordsall Hall

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    Ordsall Hall is Salford's 'hidden gem'! Dating back over 600 years, it is one of the region's finest examples of an Elizabethan black and white half-timbered manor-house.

  19. Add Manchester Paintballing Experience to your Itinerary

    Manchester Paintballing Experience

    Enjoy a day of Paintball games in Eccles Forest, Manchester!

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  20. Add Bongo's Bingo to your Itinerary

    Bongo's Bingo

    Bongo's Bingo is an outrageous version of a traditional bingo game. Desrcibed as "crazy rave bingo" Bongo's Bingo turns a predisposed evening of bingo on its head. 

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  21. 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…

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