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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. Brit Movie Tour - Coronation Street Locations Tour by Coach

    The tour includes various locations where special moments of the show were filmed and also the place that inspired the author, Ordsall where the original street was located.

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  2. Add St Gregory's Social Club to your Itinerary

    St Gregory's Social Club

    If you think garlic bread is the future, then head to St Gregory's Social Club. The club is the real life setting for the Phoenix Club - home of 'Phoenix Nights' and the springboard for the career of Peter Kay. Guided tours available.

  3. Add Treasure Hunt Manchester to your Itinerary

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    Treasure Hunt Manchester

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    Treasure Hunt Manchester will take you on a beautiful route, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.

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  4. Add Welsh Highland Railway to your Itinerary

    Welsh Highland Railway

    The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK's longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon where trains start from beneath the castle walls for the journey to Porthmadog.

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  5. Add Canal, Coal & Cake - Guided Tour of Worsley to your Itinerary

    Canal, Coal & Cake - Guided Tour of Worsley

    Join Bridgewater Canal Guided Tours for a tour exploring the rich history of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford and the hidden clues of its link to the coal deep in seams underground.

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  6. Add The Beatles Story to your Itinerary

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    The Beatles Story

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    The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition devoted to telling the story of the lives and times of The Beatles. 

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  7. Add BusyBus Adventure Day Tours to Yorkshire to your Itinerary

    BusyBus Adventure Day Tours to Yorkshire

    BusyBus Full Day Adventure tours to The Lake District.

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  8. Add Free Manchester Walking Tours to your Itinerary

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    Free Manchester Walking Tours

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    A tour perfect for visitors and locals alike, these entertaining and comprehensive walks cover the main attractions as well as the lesser-known quirks. Join me on a walking adventure and discover what makes Manchester the city it is today, in the…

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  9. Add Afternoon Tea in Cloud 23 to your Itinerary

    Afternoon Tea in Cloud 23

    Enjoy an indulgent afternoon with Cloud 23 providing afternoon tea in Manchester.

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  10. Add Portland Basin Museum to your Itinerary

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    Portland Basin Museum

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    In the attractive, waterside setting of Portland Basin, the newly refurbished Heritage centre celebrates the people, events and industries, which have shaped the history of Tameside over the past two hundred years.

  11. Add Albert Hall to your Itinerary

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    Albert Hall

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    Albert Hall is a Grade II listed former Wesleyan chapel now a thriving music venue.

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  12. Add Lake District Cruise, Steam Train and Peter Rabbit Day Trip to your Itinerary

    Lake District Cruise, Steam Train and Peter Rabbit Day Trip

    The Lake District National Park is famous for its spectacular scenery of lakes and mountains, and its connections with the poet William Wordsworth and the author Beatrix Potter. This tour brings together some of the very best the National Park has…

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  13. 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.

  14. Add Touchstones Rochdale museum, art gallery and cafe to your Itinerary

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    Touchstones Rochdale museum, art gallery and cafe

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    Full of fun activities for the kids, fascinating facts for adults and, for the not so young, a chance to share some cherished memories. Come and discover Rochdale's past and, perhaps, help shape its future.

  15. Add O2 Ritz to your Itinerary

    O2 Ritz

    This legendary nightclub and live music venue has been drawing crowds for generations.

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  16. Add Manchester Town Hall to your Itinerary

    Manchester Town Hall

    Built in 1877, Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, neo-gothic classic and home of the Council.

  17. Add Horwich Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

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    Horwich Heritage Centre

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    Come and discover Horwich through the ages, including the town's important place in locomotive history.

  18. 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…

  19. Add AJ Bell Stadium to your Itinerary

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    AJ Bell Stadium

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    Welcome to the AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester’s brand new conference and events destination. The AJ Bell Stadium is ideally situated adjacent to the M60 and within easy reach of Manchester’s vibrant city centre.

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  20. Add Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens

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    Great plantsman's garden with interesting historic features like an Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House. A winter garden containing almost 700 different plant species and a further 1,600 shrubs opened in 2009 .

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