What’s New For Summer 2019
Easter has been and gone… 🥚🥚
…but it marks the beginning of the summer sightseeing season! As usual, we have several new tours and day trips to bring you this summer. Unfortunately, Manchester Ship Canal Swimming Tours will not be joining the programme this year (although there’s still time for next year). There’s still plenty to do with Manchester Sightseeing this summer in Manchester.
Here’s a run down of the all new things we can help you do in Manchester this summer:
Just a short journey outside of Manchester city centre is the market town of Bury. From here you can join the East Lancashire Railway and step back in time on a steam train through the picturesque East Lancashire Countryside. While you’re in Bury, make sure to visit Bury Market, Britain’s Favourite Market 2019, and the Bury Transport Museum (free entry).
Every Saturday morning at 11:00 our professional tourist guides will be leading a walking tour celebrating Manchester’s incredible musical heritage. Focusing on the Hacienda Years, when Manchester music was its peak, the tour covers Factory Records, Joy Division, New Order, the Smiths and more of Manchester music’s major players.
Every Saturday at 14:30 a new walking tour of the Northern Quarter will depart from Piccadilly Gardens. The Northern Quarter is the beating heart of Manchester’s indie scene. Explore Manchester’s hippest district with a professional guide and discover the area’s unique history.
Tatton Park is the ancestral estate of the Egerton family. It is home to an exquisite neoclassical mansion, tranquil ornamental gardens, a working farm and 1000 acres of parkland. Nearby is the quaint Cheshire town of Knutsford, where novelist Elizabeth Gaskell lived during her adolescence and which provided the inspiration for Cranford. This beautiful place is definitely worth a visit.
Liverpool is perhaps most famous for being the hometown of the Beatles. On our new day trip to Liverpool you can visit locations across the city made famous by John, Paul, George and Ringo. It even includes entry to the Beatles Story, the world’s largest exhibition solely dedicated to the lives of the Fab 4. It is a must for Beatles fans.
After the Beatles, Liverpool is most well known for its football. It is home to Liverpool F.C., the Kings of Europe, who play at the iconic Anfield stadium. On a stadium tour you can walk in the footsteps of the greatest players to ever pull on the red shirt and go behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest football clubs.
Last but by no means least, we are launching our very own bus tour this summer: Best of Manchester: City of Firsts. Starting from 4th May it will be a 90-minute tour with a LIVE professional guide celebrating Manchester’s innovative spirit. Over the years Manchester has been the cradle of revolution, the birthplace of ideas and a global centre of innovation, our tour features over 100 facts and tales about the discoveries made in Manchester. From submarines to atomic theory, railways to computers, Manchester has continually given the world grounbreaking and innovative technologies. Discover this unique heritage on our brand new tour. You’ll even get a FREE Manchester snack and drink to sample.
Written by: Dan Bridges
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