This stunning tour explores the metropolis of Manchester in all it’s glory. It is the perfect mix of Manchester’s historical roots, breathtaking architecture and vibrant culture.
Your journey begins at the city’s literary heart, Manchester’s Central Library, where you will be greeted by a magnificent Roman inspired columned portico and domed structure. Running across the site of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, our tour takes us past one of the city’s most exquisite Grade II listed Edwardian styled buildings, The Midland Hotel.
We then descend away from the bustling centre streets, and towards the peaceful banks of Manchester’s former industrial waterways and canals, passing in the process two of Manchester’s most famous music venues: The Bridgewater Hall and the site of the Hacienda Nightclub. Amongst the labyrinth of waterways lies Castlefield, once home to the Roman era fort Mamucium which gave it’s name to Manchester. In keeping with the industrial roots of the city, our tour then takes us past the city’s largest museum devoted to the development of science and technology: The Museum of Science and Industry (or MOSI as it’s fondly known to many Mancunians)
Our tour then leaves the ‘old town’ and enters the gleaming regeneration project of Spinningfields; a £1.5 billion project spanning 430,000 sq metres of the city centre. Spinningfields is now host to some of the city’s finest gastronomies and 21st century architecture. A definite must see for food and drink enthusiasts!
Transporting us back to days gone by, our tour will then meander through some of the city’s ‘hidden gems’ and pass by some of Manchester’s magnificent 15 grade I listed buildings: Manchester Cathedral and John Ryland’s Library, to name a few!
As a city which gave birth to, and raised, some of the most influential figures in history, it would be impossible to conclude the Must See Manchester tour without stopping off at some of the abundance of memorials and monuments along the way to celebrate a city which is so rich in diverse culture, progressive industry and iconic legends.