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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 Old Granada Studios to your Itinerary

    Old Granada Studios

    Manchester

    Old Granada Studios is located on Quay Street in Manchester. It was built in 1954 and founded by Sidney Bernstein as part of Granada Television.

  2. York Minster

    York

    The largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe.

  3. Add Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill to your Itinerary

    Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill

    Ramsbottom

    This well known Bury landmark was built in 1852, erected in tribute to one of Bury's most famous sons, Sir Robert Peel. Peel was the founder of the Police force and Prime Minister 1841-1846.

  4. Add Queen's Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Queen's Park, Green Flag Award

    Heywood

    With tranquil gardens and a picturesque lake for visitors to enjoy, Queen’s Park is not only a Green Flag Park, it's also a great day out for all the family.

  5. Add Renishaw Hall to your Itinerary

    Renishaw Hall

    Sheffield

    A visit to Renishaw Hall and Gardens is a fantastic day out. Be in the heart of a country estate just 10 miles from Sheffield’s city centre. The Estate has been owned by the Sitwell Family for over 400 years. Tour the Hall, Gardens and Vineyard.

  6. 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.

  7. Add Fog Lane Park to your Itinerary

    Fog Lane Park

    Manchester

    Purchased in 1926 by the town planning committee, Fog Lane Park was one of the first public parks.

  8. Add Comedy Store Manchester to your Itinerary

    Comedy Store Manchester

    Manchester

    The perfect venue to take in the best comedy from around the world.

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  9. Add Olde Boar's Head Inn to your Itinerary

    Olde Boar's Head Inn

    Middleton

    Dating back to the 16th century this fascinating half-timbered building is still a popular and comfortable pub.

  10. Add Platt Fields Park to your Itinerary

    Platt Fields Park

    Manchester

    Formally opened in 1910, this 17 acre park has it's own six acre lake complete with island.

  11. Add The Linotype Estate to your Itinerary

    The Linotype Estate

    Broadheath, Altrincham

    Remains of a village created between 1897 and 1901 by the Linotype Facttry for its workforce. Possibly inspired by Saltaire in Bradford or Bournville in Birmingham.

  12. Add Irish World Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Irish World Heritage Centre

    Manchester

    The Irish World Heritage Centre holds conferences and events and is a major hub for the Irish community in the northwest of England.

  13. Add Clifton Country Park to your Itinerary

    Clifton Country Park

    Salford

    Clifton Country Park Local Nature Reserve is approximately 48 hectares of scenic urban fringe countryside in Salford, with woods, meadows, ponds and a lake to explore and remnants of the city's industrial past to discover.

  14. Add Close Park to your Itinerary

    Close Park

    Bury

    Close Park is a public park located approximately 3 miles from Bury town centre and 1 mile from Radcliffe town centre. The park has a bowling green, football pitches, outdoor gym equipment, children's play area.

  15. Add Falinge Park to your Itinerary

    Falinge Park

    Rochdale

    A popular Victorian Park, close to Rochdale Town Centre. Main features are the façade of Falinge Hall and the Mawson designed formal gardens, which are complemented by the restored bandstand.

  16. FC United

    Moston

    FC United of Manchester is a community benefit society and a not-for-profit organization based on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre.

  17. Add Weavers Factory to your Itinerary

    Weavers Factory

    Uppermill, OLDHAM

    The Weavers Factory is a Grade II-listed contemporary art gallery in Saddleworth with a gift shop, workshop, tea bar, garden and two galleries. They launch a new art exhibition on the first weekend of every month and hold weekly creative workshops…

  18. 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.

  19. Add Smithills Country Park to your Itinerary

    Smithills Country Park

    Bolton

    An excellent place for walkers, cyclists and horse riders with more than 2,000 acres of moorland, woodland and farmland. Good off-road bridleways, guided trails and picnic areas.

  20. Add The Millgate Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    The Millgate Arts Centre

    Oldham

    The Millgate Arts Centre is home to a thriving local arts community, providing a base for theatre, film, and chamber concert societies, as well as holding art exhibitions and being available for business or personal lettings.

  21. Add Blue Planet Aquarium to your Itinerary

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    Blue Planet Aquarium

    Ellesmere Port

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    Home to over 100 living displays and one of Europe's largest collection of sharks, Blue Planet Aquarium is an awesome attraction.

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