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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 Medieval York, the Cathedral and Vikings Day Trip to your Itinerary

    Medieval York, the Cathedral and Vikings Day Trip

    Enjoy a day trip to York by train. This historic, walled city is famous for its tangle of quaint cobbled streets, and York Minster, the world-famous 13th century Gothic cathedral.

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  2. Add Robinsons Brewery Tour to your Itinerary

    Robinsons Brewery Tour

    Learn about the science & technical information behind the brewing process and about how Robinsons Brewery selects the ingredients to produce their award winning ales.

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  3. Add Runway Visitor Park to your Itinerary

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    Runway Visitor Park

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    The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is home to five aircraft, including the legendary Concorde G-BOAC. The Park’s other aircraft are Nimrod, the DC-10, Trident and the AVRO RJX. Learn more about them below.

  4. 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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  5. Add The Mere Golf Resort & Spa to your Itinerary

    The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

    The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, Cheshire is the perfect destination for leisure or business with expansive conference facilities golf and spa, set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

  6. Worsley Village

    This 3-mile circular walk around Worsley takes in the picturesque village, the Bridgewater Canal, its fascinating heritage and explores the rich woodland area of Worsley Woods.

  7. 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.

  8. Add The Met to your Itinerary

    The Met

    The Met is a stunning, award winning live music venue noted nationally for its specialist folk music programme, and also presents a range of music, theatre, comedy and festivals alongside specialist and general workshops for the whole community.

  9. Add Free Manchester Walking Tours to your Itinerary

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    Free Manchester Walking Tours

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    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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  10. Door to Door private guided day out to Lake District from Manchester

    Enjoy this private guided tour from your home to explore the Lake District with a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide in a licensed luxury Mercedes for up to 6 guests.

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  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. Add BusyBus Adventure Day Tours to North Wales to your Itinerary

    BusyBus Adventure Day Tours to North Wales

    BusyBus offer Full Day Adventure tours to North Wales.

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  14. Add Manchester Taxi Tours to your Itinerary

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    Manchester Taxi Tours

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    Take a unique tour around Manchester with John Consterdine, the city’s only Green Badge Tour Guide and Taxi Driver.

  15. 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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  16. Add Central Library to your Itinerary

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    Central Library

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    The magnificently refurbished Central Library is ‘not only the city’s study, but also the city’s living room’. It's a place to meet and socialise, a place to engage with cultural output, a place that invites you to think and contribute, to be…

  17. Add Bury Transport Museum REOPENS 22 MAY 21 to your Itinerary

    Bury Transport Museum REOPENS 22 MAY 21

    Housed in the beautifully restored Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, next to the East Lancashire Railway, the museum celebrates vintage transport with a collection of vehicles, memorabilia and interactive exhibits.

  18. Add Sale Water Park to your Itinerary

    Sale Water Park

    Sale Water Park, located to the south of the city, is an area of countryside and parkland containing a lake, woodland, meadows, the River Mersey, cafe, restaurant and water sports centre.

  19. Add Chatsworth House and Gardens, National Park and Bakewell Pudding Day Trip from Manchester to your Itinerary

    Chatsworth House and Gardens, National Park and Bakewell Pudding Day Trip from Manchester

    Enjoy a trip to Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. There are 30 spectacular rooms to explore in the main house, and a 105-acre garden famous for its…

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  20. Add Upside Down House UK to your Itinerary

    Upside Down House UK

    Upside Down House UK™ is the UK's first photo inverted experience.

  21. Add Treetop Manchester to your Itinerary

    Treetop Manchester

    Treetop Manchester is a woodland adventure like no other. Set in the beautiful woodland of Heaton Park, visitors can adventure in the high trees at Treetop Nets and Treetop Trek. Open all year round, they provide a unique environment for families to…

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