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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 Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve

    Alkrington, Middleton

    Once part of the Alkrington Hall estate, this area of mature woodland provides an ideal habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna.

  2. Add Manchester Aquatics Centre to your Itinerary

    Manchester Aquatics Centre

    Manchester

    One of the biggest and best swimming facilities in the country.

  3. Crompton Moor

    Oldham

    With a rich history and habitat value recognised by its Site of Biological Interest (SBI) status, Crompton Moor, when given over to OMBC in the mid-1970s, has been extensively reclaimed from its farming and mining past and there has been several…

  4. Add Lymefield Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Lymefield Visitor Centre

    Hyde

    Visitor centre with ranger service serving southern Tameside. Exhibitions, events, maps, leaflets available on local wildlife and history. Full and varied education service.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Add Rochdale Memorial Gardens, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Memorial Gardens, Green Flag Award

    Rochdale

    The restored Rochdale Memorial Gardens provide a quality public green space in the heart of Rochdale town centre.

  8. Add Broughton Park FC to your Itinerary

    Broughton Park FC

    Manchester

    One of the oldest Rugby Clubs in England established in 1882, just one year after the Lancashire County Rugby Union was founded and eleven years after the formation of the national Rugby Football Union.

  9. Add Walkden Gardens to your Itinerary

    Walkden Gardens

    Manchester

    Known locally as the 'Maze', probably due to the ingenious layout of the beech hedges that border the various sections of the gardens.

  10. Add Moss Bank Park to your Itinerary

    Moss Bank Park

    Bolton

    Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train and gardens. Events held thoughout the year - check www.boltonlife.org.uk for details.

  11. Add Defiance Distillery (Tours and Tastings) to your Itinerary

    Defiance Distillery (Tours and Tastings)

    Lees, OLDHAM

    Defiance Distillery, the triple international, award winning producer of Defiance Gin, is opening its doors to the public from September 2019 with the launch of its new Gin Academy at the distillery premises in Lees, Oldham.

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  12. Add Cathedral Gardens to your Itinerary

    Cathedral Gardens

    Manchester

    See the ancient architecture of the Manchester Cathedral or just sit back and watch the world go by.

  13. Add Gawsworth Hall to your Itinerary

    Gawsworth Hall

    Macclesfield

    Black and white, half timbered, fifteenth century hall, surrounded by well tended gardens and lakes.

  14. Add Boggart Hole Clough to your Itinerary

    Boggart Hole Clough

    Blackley, Manchester

    A great place to walk and an important site for local historians.

  15. Add National Squash Centre to your Itinerary

    National Squash Centre

    Rowsley Street, Manchester

    Undoubtedly one of the premier squash facilities in the world.

  16. Exploring Bailey’s Wood and Boggart Hole Clough

    Bailey’s Wood and Boggart Hole Clough are two green spaces in Blackley, North Manchester - each with their own rich and often mysterious history. Dr Hannah Priest, Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, uncovers hidden heritage…

  17. Add Hare Hill Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Hare Hill Park, Green Flag Award

    Littleborough

    Hare Hill Park in Littleborough is a traditional Victorian Park with many original features.

  18. Add Regional Athletics Arena to your Itinerary

    Regional Athletics Arena

    Rowsley Street, Manchester

    The arena boasts both world-class indoor and outdoor athletics facilities.

  19. Add Walton Park to your Itinerary

    Walton Park

    Sale

    A park in Sale with bowling greens and pavilion, tennis courts,  football pitch, enclosed play area for children under five years, a play area for children under 14 years and a miniature railway.

  20. Add Trencherfield Mill Engine to your Itinerary

    Trencherfield Mill Engine

    Wigan

    Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine is one of the largest and finest working examples of its type. Built 100 years ago, this mammoth metal powerhouse was regarded as a feat of industrial engineering.

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