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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.
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  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. Rolls Royce in the Revolution Manchester Gallery at the Science and Industry Museum
    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 South Pennines - horse rides to your Itinerary

    South Pennines - horse rides

    Littleborough

    Choose from a selection of horse ride routes in the south Pennines

  2. Add Hull Minster Tower Tours to your Itinerary

    Hull Minster Tower Tours

    10a King Street, Hull

    Hull Minster is one of the tallest and most iconic buildings in Hull. Standing at over 150ft tall, it’s tower has unparalleled views of Old Town, the city centre, the docks, the marina, the Humber and beyond.

  3. Add Sky High Adventure to your Itinerary

    Sky High Adventure

    Droylsden, Manchester

    Sky High Adventure provides a wide range of safe, fun and accessible adventure facilities all under one roof!

  4. Stag and Hen Manchester

    Manchester

    Firm dedicated to providing bespoke stag and hen parties in Manchester to a range of different people from all over the UK and abroad.

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  5. Add Quarry Bank Mill to your Itinerary

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    Quarry Bank Mill

    Wilmslow

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    A working 18th Century water powered cotton mill set in beautiful National Trust country parkland in the Cheshire village of Styal.

  6. Add Farnworth Little Theatre to your Itinerary

    Farnworth Little Theatre

    Bolton

    Farnworth Little Theatre is a self-supporting amateur theatre offering a varied programme of five main productions a year incorporating drama, comedy and thrillers.

  7. Add Barton Swing Aqueduct to your Itinerary

    Barton Swing Aqueduct

    Manchester

    Opened in 1893 this 235 foot long engineering masterpiece was built to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. The aqueduct swings full of 800 tons of water.

  8. Add Bridgewater Way to your Itinerary

    Bridgewater Way

    Trafford

    The Bridgewater Way is a regeneration project that will create a 65km/39 mile leisure route for walkers and cyclists along the historic Bridgewater Canal. Cyclists are now being encouraged to use improved sections of the canal tow path.

  9. Add The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama to your Itinerary

    The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

    Bridgeford Street, Manchester

    The Centre incorporates a studio theatre and a newly-built concert hall.

  10. Bury Circular Cycle Route

    Bury

    A moderate 13 mile ride for a leisure or mountain bike. The route follows roads, cycle paths and off-road surfaced paths with some hills

  11. Add NGS Open Garden: 199 Stockport Road to your Itinerary

    NGS Open Garden: 199 Stockport Road

    Timperley, Altrincham

    Open Garden for NGS

  12. The Limo Lounge

    Oldham

    The Limo Lounge is a unique and exclusive venue in the heart of Oldham. Totally refurbished this beautiful building retains many of its original features creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

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  13. Add Manchester Regional Hockey Centre to your Itinerary

    Manchester Regional Hockey Centre

    Manchester

    Located next to Belle Vue Greyhound Races, the centre is a permanent legacy to the success of the Commonwealth Games 2002.

  14. Add Sackville Gardens to your Itinerary

    Sackville Gardens

    Manchester

    Home to a memorial to computer pioneer Alan Turing.

  15. Add Jubilee Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Jubilee Park, Green Flag Award

    Middleton

    A Green Flag Award, this lovely little park is located in the town’s conservation area, between the recently renovated Middleton Library and St Leonards Church. It has an elegant bandstand and plenty of seating.

  16. Add Sir Ralph Abercromby to your Itinerary

    Sir Ralph Abercromby

    Manchester

    Sir Ralph Abercromby is a traditional pub in the heart of Manchester City centre, serving a range of cask ales, craft beer and food

  17. Add Jumbles Country Park Information Centre and Cafe to your Itinerary

    Jumbles Country Park Information Centre and Cafe

    Bolton

    Jumbles Country Park boasts beautiful parkland, reservoir and picturesque walks through a network of footpaths radiating up the valley and across adjacent hills.

  18. Add South Pennines - Littleborough & Hollingworth Lake walks to your Itinerary

    South Pennines - Littleborough & Hollingworth Lake walks

    Littleborough, Rochdale

    Choose from a selection of walks around Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake.

  19. A Mancunian Gothic Sunday School: St Matthew’s

    Manchester

    Constructed in the last few years of George IV’s reign (1820–30), this Sunday School building is representative of both a particularly pared-back form of late Georgian Gothic architecture and also Manchester as a region - says Dr Peter N. Lindfield.

  20. Add Walkden Heritage Trail to your Itinerary

    Walkden Heritage Trail

    Walkden

    Walkden -A Heritage Walk around a former Coal and Cotton Town. Seven information boards located on a 1.8 mile walk around the town highlighting the industrial and civic history over the last 300 years.

  21. Add Brownhill Countryside Centre to your Itinerary

    Brownhill Countryside Centre

    Oldham

    Dramatic Pennine scenery Surround the centre which is situated in the heart of Saddleworth. There is a picnic area and nature garden, information and advice available from the centre as well as changing exhibitions.

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