MANCHESTER INDUSTRIAL TOUR – 10KFrom: €44.00
Manchester’s exquisite 19th-century wealth left with it an abundance of architectural variety and virtuosity that has developed the city centre into an outdoor museum of eye catching styles- from classical Greek and Roman inspired buildings to steel framed structures. The large Commercial firms aimed to commission the very best architects to design contemporary offices and warehouses of destinct splendour. It is often said that the public buildings outshone those in the capital, London. These sights are hugely evident in our tours; restaurants and banks occupying Greek inspired temples, the turreted Gothic cathedral and warehouses were given artistic facades.
The city’s architecture demonstrates a rich variety of styles- from the industrial born warehouses, viaducts, mills and canals to the striking glass and steel towers, Manchester is THE place to be. In addition, Manchester also boast not one, but two world class football teams and is the musical heart of some of the greatest bands to ever exist.
This incredible city is also home to some of the finest culinary delights and has a well established and thriving social scene- whether it’s prohibition bars, oldie worldie ‘boozers’ or cozy cocktail lounges you’re after- Manchester has it all.
I was staying in Manchester for a few days. I had not been to Manchester before. I met Sian at Manchester Central Library, which was easy to find. Sain went at a comfortable pace for me and we went past so many of the key sites in central Manchester. These included the Rylands library, the Peoples Museum, and the canal. Sian told me about all the good places to eat and drink, and we easily covered 7k withoutout it seeming like hard work at all. Sian was great fun, easy to chat to and very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about her home city. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.