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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 Redisher Wood to your Itinerary

    Redisher Wood

    Bury

    Explore 14 hectares of Ancient Woodland, largely unchanged since the mid 19th century.

  2. Add Beech Road Park to your Itinerary

    Beech Road Park

    Manchester

    This pretty small green space offers a children's play area and a multi-use games area. During the summer the park plays host to the Beech Road Festival.

  3. Add Marple Locks to your Itinerary

    Marple Locks

    Marple, Glossop

    This flight of 16 working locks was built in 1805 to connect the Lower and Upper Peak Forest Canals. They are the second deepest in the country and raise the canal 209 feet to a summit height of 518 feet above sea level.

  4. Add Roman Lakes Leisure Park to your Itinerary

    Roman Lakes Leisure Park

    Stockport

    Deep in the beautiful lower reaches of the Goyt Valley, nestling on the edge of the Peak District, south of Manchester, lies the picturesque and tranquil Roman Lakes Leisure Park.

  5. 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.

  6. Add Jump Nation to your Itinerary

    Jump Nation

    Manchester

    Europe’s largest indoor trampoline arena.

  7. Add Millyard Gallery to your Itinerary

    Millyard Gallery

    Oldham

    Only 5 miles from the centre of Oldham this is a Fine Art Gallery situated in The Square, Uppermill, Saddleworth, an attractive village in the foothills of the Pennines.

  8. Add St Leonard's Parish Church, Middleton to your Itinerary

    St Leonard's Parish Church, Middleton

    Middleton

    St Leonard's dates predominantly from 1524, but still retains a tower and porch from Cardinal Langley's church built in 1412, together with traces of a Norman church.

  9. Add Leesbrook Nature Park to your Itinerary

    Leesbrook Nature Park

    Oldham

    Leesbrook Nature Park is at the heart of the Medlock Valley and is a haven for wildlife and a great place for families. A great spot for everything from picnics to play, the park also includes an adventure play area (aimed at 6 –14 yr olds).

  10. Add Barton Swing Aqueduct to your Itinerary

    Barton Swing Aqueduct

    Manchester

    Opened in 1893 this 235 foot long engineering masterpiece was built to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. The aqueduct swings full of 800 tons of water.

  11. Add Etherow Country Park and Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Etherow Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

    Stockport

    Etherow Country Park covers approximately 92 hectares on the site of an old cotton mill. The park offers a variety of leisure pursuits with events and educational services.

  12. 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.

  13. Uncovering the history of Manchester’s John Rylands Library

    Manchester

    The John Rylands Library is a stand-out neo-Gothic building located on Manchester’s busy Deansgate – and as well as it being of significant cultural value, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city centre.

  14. Add Simulator Adventures to your Itinerary

    Simulator Adventures

    Salford

    Simulator Adventures are a flight simulation company based in Salford Quays, a few minutes walk from Media City.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Add Pennine Moonraker -Saddleworth Canal Cruises to your Itinerary

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    Pennine Moonraker -Saddleworth Canal Cruises

    Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham

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    Saddleworth Canal Cruises, is home to the Pennine Moonraker - the only narrow boat operating on the Uppermill section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

  18. Add I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge to your Itinerary

    I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge

    Salford

    The I’m A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge, opening in 2021, set in 2500sqm of indoor space at The Quays, will feature the Base Camp, Crock Creek and Snake Rock.

  19. Add Three Sisters Recreation Area to your Itinerary

    Three Sisters Recreation Area

    Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan

    The Three Sisters Recreation Area offers a first class motor sports arena, a boating lake and pleasant nature trails which cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

  20. Add Clwydian Range and Dee Valley to your Itinerary

    Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

    Set out on horseback, jump on a mountain bike or stride out on foot to discover the gorgeous hillsides, forests and heathlands of North East Wales.

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