HELLO SALFORD QUAYS WALKING TOUR

£175/GROUP

2 HOURS

PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

FLEXI CANCELLATION

MAX 8 GUESTS

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

£175/PERSON

2 HOURS

PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

FLEXI BOOKING

MAX GUESTS: 8

MULTI-LINGUAL GUIDES

EXPLORE THE MANCHESTER DOCKS DURINGA PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

Home to names such as Coronation Street, Countdown, Mastermind or Match of the Day… This is Salford Quays!

But go back only 20 years and the Manchester Docks were closer to a wasteland of dereliction, brownfield sites & poverty.

What and how has this changed? Find out during your fascinating 2-hour private Salford Quays walking tour with one of our local experts.

At Liverpool Tour Company, the safety & health of our guests are always of paramount importance to us. This Hello Salford Quays walking tour has been optimised for post COVID-19 tours & follows our health protocols.

HELLO SALFORD QUAYS WALKING TOUR ITINERARY

Salford Quays Walking Tour
MEDIACITYUK
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Begin in the famous BBC Plaza, often used for outdoor filming on shows including BBC Breakfast, Watchdog, and Children in Need. You are surrounded by the BBC Studios as well as the home of ITV. Nearby are some of ITV’s studios, including the set of Britain’s oldest and most-watched soap, Coronation Street.
MEDIACITYUK
Salford Quays Walking Tour
Manchester Ship Canal
MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL THEN & NOW
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
Continue along North Bay and onto the MediaCityUK Bridge crossing the vast Manchester Ship Canal, linking Manchester with the Irish Sea. Manchester is known as the world's first industrial city thanks to its thriving cotton industry. Why build a canal? If you know of the football rivalry between Manchester & Liverpool, in industrial times this was no different - a rival port was to be built and connected to the sea. In 1887, 16,000 men & boys worked on creating just that within six years..
MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL THEN & NOW
Manchester Ship Canal
Salford Quays Walking Tour Imperial War Museum North
A SHATTERED EARTH
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH
The Imperial War Museum North opened in 2002 and opened up Salford Quays, together with The Lowry Centre, as a visitor magnet... The architecture resembles a shattering earth which is representative of the world at war. You are now in Greater Manchester as you have crossed the border provided by the Manchester Ship Canal.
A SHATTERED EARTH
Salford Quays Walking Tour Imperial War Museum North
Salford Quays Walking Tour
THE LOWRY ARTS CENTRE
INTO THE HEART OF SALFORD QUAYS
The Lowry Arts Centre shows a large collection of Salford-born LS Lowry (1887 - 1976). He portrayed local, everyday scenes, many with his trademark "matchstick men" figures. Spend some time in this unusual building...
THE LOWRY ARTS CENTRE
Salford Quays Walking Tour
Salford Quays Walking Tour housing developments
REGENERATION OF SALFORD QUAYS
A STORY OF CHANGE
When the Manchester Docks closed in 1982, 3,000 people lost their jobs. Docks 6 to 9 (the Salford Docks) were regenerated to create Salford Quays. Initially, the idea for the Salford Quays area was housing - your path leads right past some of the earlier (and later) housing developments of Salford Quays, across the bridge in Huron Basin.
REGENERATION OF SALFORD QUAYS
Salford Quays Walking Tour housing developments
Salford Quays Walking Tour
DETROIT BRIDGE
CROSSING ERIE BASIN
The impressive bridge spanning Dock 9 was build by famous bridge engineers Dorman & Long (same as the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle) and was originally a part of the Manchester Ship Canal Railway. The waters under the bridge today are named after the US Great Lakes and the bridge was renamed Detroit Bridge.
DETROIT BRIDGE
Salford Quays Walking Tour
Salford Quays
ONTARIO BASIN & FUN SPORTS
HOME OF THE 2002 COMMENWEALTH GAMES
Salford Quays has hosted many watersport competitions, including the 2002 Commonwealth Games triathlons. Ontario Basin is used for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and power boating.
ONTARIO BASIN & FUN SPORTS
Salford Quays
Turning Point Salford Quays
THE CENTENARY WALKWAY
CENTRAL WHARF
Continue your Salford Quays walking tour along the Centenary Walkway enjoying the views across the waters. The area you are walking along was the turning place for ships during the heyday of the Manchester Ship Canal - today, the only boats you will regularly see are pleasure craft. Your walk will talk about all the historical context, the changes, the here and now as well as the future of Salford Quays - a rounded story with a local expert...
THE CENTENARY WALKWAY
Turning Point Salford Quays

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Professional local tour guide
Flexible start/end points within Salford Quays
Salford Quays walking tour taking in history, regeneration, today's quays and the future
Optional entry (no admission charges) to Lowry Centre and, if time allows, The Imperial War Museum North

EXCLUSIONS

Food & drink
Transportation
Optional gratuities

GOOD TO KNOW

Consider bringing layers of clothing / rain jacket
Don't forget your camera
We will provide you with a map
Public transport nearby - ask us for details
Consider comfortable shoes suitable for your tour
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