Fascinating Manchester – Walking Tour
Manchester is calling! This walking tour of Manchester will take you through some of the city’s most notable landmarks and neighborhoods. Start your tour at Piccadilly Gardens, a popular public space in the heart of the city, then head to Canal Street where you can see the colorful Chinese arches and explore the vibrant Asian community. The tour will then take you to Manchester Central Library and St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire the stunning architecture and learn about the history of the area. You will also visit the Peterloo Massacre Monument, which marks the site of a tragic event in 1819 where peaceful protesters were killed by the military. Continue to the Free Trade Hall, a historic building and Albert Square, a popular public space surrounded by impressive architecture. Witness of the most significant libraries in the United Kingdom Admire Manchester Cathedral and Chetham’s Library, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.
- Explore landmarks from Piccadilly Gardens to Canal Street.
- Visit historical sites like Manchester Central Library and St. Peter’s Square.
- Discover Manchester Cathedral and Chetham’s Library.
- Professional local tour guide
Route & Duration
Located on the edge of the city's creative Northern Quarter, Picadilly Gardens is surrounded by an exciting mix of historic and modern buildings.
A long-time home of the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester. Canal Street is a beacon of celebration and full of warm welcomes.
An impressive and ornate arch serves as the gateway to the oriental heart of the city. Manchester's Chinatown is the second largest in the UK
Manchester Central Library / St. Peter’s Square
St. Peter's Square hosts many of the city's festivities and is always lively. Meanwhile, the nearby neoclassical Central library contains a unique collection of books and works by some of Manchester's most famous writers.
Peterloo Massacre Monument
Peterloo was a watershed moment in the history of Manchester and a defining moment for democracy in Britain. This tragedy is now memorialized with a modern sculpture.
Free Trade Hall
This building has a lot of history and changes behind it, being the scene of the Peterloo Massacre.It has been rebuilt several times, closed, abandoned, and eventually saved by a company to be preserved as a historical monument.
This public square features the dominating Manchester Town Hall as its main attraction. Albert Square also contains a multitude of monuments and statues.
John Rylands Research Institute and Library
For those who set eyes on The John Rylands Research Institute and Library for the first time, 'library' might not be the first word that comes to mind. This beautiful and ornate masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture looks more like a castle or cathedral.
St. Ann's Church
One of the preserved treasures of Manchester, this church's architecture has enamored many visitors! This quaint building is the 3rd oldest in the entire city.
Manchester Cathedral and Gardens
An essential visit, the cathedral sports a gorgeous interior with outstanding medieval woodwork in the north - the carved details are full of life. The nearby gardens are Manchester's newest public space.
Marvel at the oldest public library in the English-speaking world! In fact, the entire collection within the walls has been designated as one of national and international importance.
Picadilly Gardens, opposite the tram stop for Picadilly Gardens
(Manchester, M60 1AY, UK) See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.