What's happening with New Manchester Walks
Underground Tours – April 2016
We regret to announce that the original tunnels (and the new space) we hoped to use are closed. We would love to see the Underground Manchester start up again and will do everything we can to get this going. We will make an announcement on the website if this happens.
Tours of Manchester Town Hall
We’re delighted to be able to announce that the Town Hall managers have kindly given us some dates for imminent tours.
Sunday 17 April (12 noon)
Sunday 24 April (12 noon)
Sunday 8 May (12 noon)
Monday 9 May (11am)
Please meet outside the Midland Hotel, Peter Street, and please do check the website in case of last-minute problems.
Clock Tower Tours: cancelled
We are very sorry to inform you that with immediate effect all Clock Tower tours have been cancelled.
Tours of the town hall building are not affected.
Please see the statement from the powers that be at Manchester Town Hall.
New Manchester Walks update – April 2016
We are pleased to update our regulars that Ed Glinert has now had surgery and is home recuperating. We don’t know when yet, but he will be back…
Trade & Group Travel:
The Glories & Stories of Manchester – Coach Tour
City sights include the world’s first railway station and the Bridgewater Canal. The glorious Manchester Town Hall, the striking gothic style of John Rylands Library, the University area and the fascinating Gorton Monastery.
East to Sportcity developed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games including the Etihad Stadium of Manchester City FC and the Manchester Velodrome home to Team GB Cycling. West to Old Trafford and the 75000 seater stadium of Manchester United FC, finally to the unique waterside redevelopment of the old docks The Quays.
Spectacular water views and stunning contemporary architecture of Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry Arts centre. The flagship Media CityUK northern home of the BBC, ITV and the new Coronation Street studios. All sitting on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal the last great engineering feat of the Victorian era.
Tours can be tailored to include a lunch stop, tours of Manchester City FC & Manchester United Stadium, the Velodrome or the BBC Studios, at extra cost and subject to availability.
How To Attend Our Walks, Tours, Talks, Cruises
We have a new system in place for the autumn and winter and details of our walks, tours, talks and cruises are on-line only.
PLEASE PLEASE make sure you check the website a day in advance in case of unavoidable late changes.
Read on for further information and for whether or not you need to book to go on our walks and tours.
Book a private tour…a canal cruise • the Ford Madox Brown Murals • music history locations • Peterloo • Cotton Mills • a day trip to Liverpool or Bronte Country…
What better way to entertain your social club, historical society or corporate clients than with a private New Manchester Walks tour, talk, walk or canal cruise. We have taken out the U3A, the National Trust, the WI, Probus, Fleet Street’s finest (an L. S. Lowry coach tour), Kemptville Travel of Ontario (Coronation street locations in Blackpool), the cast of the recent Angel Meadow play, Travel Solutions of Belfast…it’s a long list. Join them!
Manchester Historic Canal Cruise – Easter Monday 28th March
This is what a cruise customer posted on Tripadvisor:
“As somebody who has worked in and around Manchester all my life I thought I knew it well – but No I didn’t know it at all. The guide was excellent and kept coming up with little gems that made this trip so interesting and pleasurable. The family run boat was really well run by very pleasant staff and was clean and comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend both visitors and locals to give it a go.”