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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. Culture in Manchester
    On this site you’ll find re-opening museums, galleries and libraries, theatre performances and film, music and dance and a special section with events just for families.
  4. 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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  5. 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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  1. Add Millcroft Tea Gardens to your Itinerary

    Millcroft Tea Gardens

    off Hutchinson Road, Rochdale

    An enduring bit of Victorian outdoor life which is a great source of refreshment on Sundays and Bank Holidays, from Mothering Sunday to October 12noon-6pm, nestling amongst the biggest growth of monkey puzzle trees in the North of England.

  2. Add Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre

    Manchester

    Inside the building visitors will find a Restaurant sharing the same space as the Hanging Bridge; a 15th century medieval bridge that originally connected the Church with the medieval town, it is one of Manchester oldest structures.

  3. Add Arley Hall & Gardens to your Itinerary

    Arley Hall & Gardens

    Northwich

    This early Victorian mansion house offers 12 acres of magnificent gardens of distinct beauty and charm

  4. Add Exchange Square to your Itinerary

    Exchange Square

    Manchester

    Home to the BBC big screen, designer shops and seasonal events.

  5. Add Pennington Flash Country Park to your Itinerary

    Pennington Flash Country Park

    Wigan

    Teeming with bird life including Canada geese. This is a nature reserve centred on a huge lake. This watery wonderland is abundant with butterflies and dragonflies, and has play and picnic areas in which to let off steam.

  6. Roman Lakes

    Add Roman Lakes to your Itinerary

    Roman Lakes

    Stockport

    Follow the Nature Trail around the Park or the History Trail along the valley floor. A range of hot & cold drinks and snacks is available from the Lakeside Cafe.

  7. Add Wythenshawe Hall to your Itinerary

    Wythenshawe Hall

    Manchester

    A splendid timber-framed house dating from Tudor times, set in the beautiful grounds of Wythenshawe Park in South Manchester.

  8. Add Frog & Bucket Comedy Club to your Itinerary

    Frog & Bucket Comedy Club

    Northern Quarter, Manchester

    Manchester's original and longest running alternative comedy venue.

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  9. Add Clayton Hall Living History Museum to your Itinerary

    Clayton Hall Living History Museum

    Manchester

    Get in touch with the past and see & feel what it was like to live in Victorian times.

  10. Add Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Library to your Itinerary

    Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Library

    Piccadilly, Manchester

    Formed in 1964 and now one of the largest family history societies in the world.

  11. Add National Railway Museum to your Itinerary

    National Railway Museum

    York

    Home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.

  12. Add Chorlton Ees Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Chorlton Ees Nature Reserve

    MANCHESTER

    Chorlton Ees Nature Reserve is a 58 hectacre site designated as Site of Biological Importance, with a wonderful mix of woodland and meadows. 

  13. Add Manchester Regional Tennis Centre to your Itinerary

    Manchester Regional Tennis Centre

    Alan Turing Way, Manchester

    With no membership requirements, courts are available to all.

  14. Add BBC Tours at MediaCityUK to your Itinerary

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    BBC Tours at MediaCityUK

    Salford

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    The BBC in the North is offering viewers and listeners the chance to step inside its new home in Salford.

  15. Add Alexandra Park to your Itinerary

    Alexandra Park

    Whalley Range, Manchester

    Opened in 1870 and built to deter working men away from alehouses on their day off.

  16. Add Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives to your Itinerary

    Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives

    Manchester

    Experience what life was like for officers, in what was once a busy Victorian Police Station.

  17. The Pennine Way

    Oldham

    The Pennine Way is a national trail with 268 miles of trail, mountain tops and the finest upland in England. It starts at the Peak District and runs through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots.

  18. Add The Green to your Itinerary

    The Green

    Manchester

    The Green is the epitome of sports bars. There are eight 12ft screens and many more normal TV’s that show all the big sporting events plus indoor golf simulators making it possible for you to enjoy some of the world’s greatest courses, indoors.

  19. Add Top Lock to your Itinerary

    Top Lock

    Wigan

    The Top Lock stands about 70 metres above the town and is the highest point of the canal in the Wigan Borough.

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