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Manchester Whistle-Stop Walking Tour

This is the walking tour for people with limited time. This is a whistle-stop historical and cultural tour of Manchester city centre. This walking tour is led by a History MA graduate, from the University of Manchester, who specialised in Manchester's history. They will show you the city's central highlights, bringing them to life with stories about Manchester's radical politics, infamous rock concerts, football heroes, and pioneering architects. In a short amount of time, we will tell you the story of the world's first industrialised city.

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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • History graduate tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - National Football Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH England

    We will explain the history behind Manchester and cotton, as well as the UK's first purpose built theatre 'in-the-round'.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rena Spa at The Midland, 16 Peter Street The Midland Hotel, Manchester M60 2DS England

    We will talk about the famous people who have acquainted this history hotel.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St Peters Square, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS England

    We will talk about the Peterloo Massacre, and how that shaped British political history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Free Trade Hall, 58 Peter Street, Manchester M2 3NQ England

    We will talk about the legendary gigs that have taken place here.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Manchester Town Hall, Lloyd Street Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA England

    We will discuss its architecture, and one of Manchester's great mayors.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH England

    Though we won't have time to go inside, we will talk about the construction of Manchester's great libraries.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: National Football Museum, Cathedral Gardens Urbis Building, Manchester M4 3BG England

    We will talk about how football came to be so important to Manchester's identity.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, UK
    Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester M3 1SX, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Free Manchester Walking Tours

Activity ID: V-121780P3

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