There are a number of guided tours around the city, with various points on interest. Some examples of tours you might find interesting are: Strangeways Prison, The Manchester Music Tour, The Football History Tour, Manchester Architecture, and the Alan Turing tour.
Located in the heart of Manchester (just a 20 minute walk from Jurys Inn and The Midland), The Printworks offers a “state of the art” entertainment centre bursting with restaurants, clubs, bars, and a cinema. Whether grabbing a bite to eat, enjoying live music or heading to the cinema with the kids, The Printworks has plenty to keep you entertained – we recommend ‘The Hard Rock Café’ for a fun/unique dining experience for all the family.
Tatton Park offers a great day out for all with a stunning neo-classical mansion, beautiful gardens, working farm, an old Tudor Hall, a deer park, and stables! With a plethora of exciting activities to explore and interesting heritage to discover, Tatton Park is the ultimate day out for those visiting Manchester!
Located a short 25 minute drive outside Manchester city centre, Tatton Park is open all year round from 10am-5/7pm, depending on low/high season. The mansion is only open between March and October. Admission for the mansion, gardens and farm costs £11 for adults and £5.50 for children (4-15 years), with £5.00 for parking.
Dunham Massey Hall
Dunham Massey Hall is a beautiful Georgian house with Edwardian additions, located in a stunning 250 acre deer park with a charming Winter Garden. The house and mill are closed during the winter months but the garden, park and restaurant remain open daily between 9/10am and 4/5pm. The house re-opens in March until October with entry open roughly between 11am and 5pm. Admission for the whole property costs £14.00 for adults and £7.00 for children- the car park costs £6.
Dunham Massey is a short 25 minute drive from Manchester City Centre.
Before your visit to the city, make sure you check out what’s on at Manchester Arena. From pop concerts to children’s shows and comedy, there’s an unmissable events programme throughout the year.
We recommend: going for a post-show drink in the vibrant Northern Quarter.
Experience Manchester in a truly unique way! Invisible (Manchester) is a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of the city. We offer fun, friendly and local tours that give you the opportunity to see things differently.
Manchester and football can be considered synonymous with the city’s TWO world-famous football teams: Manchester Utd and Manchester City. Along with matches, both clubs offer guided tours of the stadiums, with Old Trafford (the home of Manchester Utd) offering a museum dedicated to its eventful history.
Old Trafford Museum and Tour
Old Trafford Stadium is one of most famous football grounds in the premier league and is home to one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the world. Enjoy a fantastic interactive experience as you discover the ins and outs of Manchester United’s unique story at the museum and immerse yourself in the action with the stadium tour. If you haven’t quite had your fill of the Man Utd journey, head to the Red Café for the ultimate football themed dining experience! The museum costs £11 for adults (£18 with stadium tour) and £8.50 for children (£12 with stadium tour).
Our Manchester hotels are ideally located just a 10 minute drive from Old Trafford Stadium, or alternatively, you can get there by tram. The tram stop is just across the road from our Manchester hotel and is also around a 10 minute journey.
Man City FC
Rival football club Man City also offers visitors a chance to explore their stadium grounds with a range of different ‘experiences’ from ‘The Legends’ Tour’ to ‘The Matchday Experience’. Enjoy unforgettable tours of the Man City club from its heritage to the present, and onto its ambitions, offering visitors a fully immersive peek behind the scenes. Booking is recommended – admission prices and tour dates vary between ‘experiences’.
Man City FC is situated approximately 10 minutes from the Manchester city centre.
National Football Museum
Learn about the history of “the people’s game” and its heritage as a key part of England’s “way of life”. With an impressive collection of over 140, 000 items, the National Football Museum is proud to offer extensive collections and exhibitions of all things football. Explore all aspects of the game, discover its power to change and improve people’s lives and learn the stories it has to tell, this museum is open and welcoming to all visitors!
The National Football Museum is open daily, offers free entry, and is just a short 20 minute walk from our Manchester hotels!