Walking Tours in Manchester

FREE Discover Manchester Walking Tour (1.5 hours) – Departs: Daily at 11am

  • Town hall, Manchester ©Visit England, Percy Dean

    Manchester Town Hall
  • Albert square, Manchester ©VisitEngland, Marketing manchester

    Manchester Walking Tour
  • Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, North West - Exterior © Photo - Joel Fildes

    Manchester cotton

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Explore the history behind Manchester city centre’s landmarks on foot.

Manchester, one of the great cities of the UK. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the world’s first modern city. Discover Manchester’s heritage, history, and culture on a walking tour of the city centre led by an official tourist guide.

On the Discover Manchester walking tour, you will hear the story of Manchester from its origins right up to the present day. This city has led the world’s development in several fields, from cotton to computers, making for a wealth of history waiting to be discovered. Your guide will walk you through the city, pointing out Manchester’s most famous landmarks and revealing the stories behind them; making this tour the best way to get to know this great city!

Walking tours run Daily at 11am from outside the Central Library in St Peter’s Square.


Discover Manchester walking tour includes*:

  • The Central Library
  • The Midland Hotel
  • Friends Meeting House
  • The ‘Hidden Gem’ Church
  • Manchester’s secret passages
  • St Ann’s Church
  • Royal Exchange (Manchester’s main cotton exchange and now a theatre)
  • Shambles Square
  • Chetham’s School of Music
  • Victoria Station

* The tour route may vary depending on circumstances.



This tour is FREE and voluntary gratuity / tip based. From our experience, if you enjoyed the tour a typical gratuity would be around £8 per person. Please note if the tour does not meet your expectation then please do not be under any pressure to tip the guide, all tips are voluntary and should reflect the quality of tour provided. The guide accepts cash or contactless payment.


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