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Recognition at last! Winners at the European Travel Awards. And praised in The Observer for our Beatles’ Liverpool tour!

Ed Glinert is delighted to announce that New Manchester Walks have won
“Best Walking City Tour Operator 2023 (Manchester)” in the 2023 European Travel Awards.

And this from the Observer March 2023.
No. 2 in “The best free spring culture in Britain, chosen by Observer critics”!
From the newspaper, “Marking 60 years since the Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, this guided two-hour Liverpool traipse takes in the Cavern club, the Eleanor Rigby statue, George and Paul’s school, “the shabby flat where John Lennon dossed” and “Brian Epstein’s rather more comfortable apartment”. Host Ed Glinert is an accomplished author and walk leader who specialises in music and politics. Book via Eventbrite. Kitty Empire”
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The next “John Rylands Library And…” tour: Wed 7 June 2023 during the Manchester Libraries Festival

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday 7 June at 11.30am outside St Ann’s Church for the John Rylands Library tour.
These are the logistics.
We can only take 30 max.
Many people book but cancel at the last minute.
I have extended the capacity but who knows how many people will appear?!
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Next “Evil Corners of Strangeways” FREE tour, Saturday 24 June

They’re going to let Ed Glinert out for the day so that he can take you on a barely legal tour of hangings, executions, escapes involving the worst names in British criminal history – Harold Shipman, Ian Brady, Ian Brown, “Mad” Frankie Fraser, Joey Barton.

Please register with Eventbrite.

We start at Victoria Station Wallmap. No slags, no privileges!
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Official Blue Badge Tours of Manchester, Liverpool & the North-West…100+ to Choose From!

Explore Manchester, Liverpool & beyond with a trained, official, expert Blue Badge or Green Badge guide! New Manchester Walks is the official group of tour guides making Manchester and Liverpool come alive in all its glory – from walks on the trail of the Pankhursts to Hacienda-era music tours and the Beatles’ Liverpool; from sights and sites associated with Alan Turing, Friedrich Engels, L. S. Lowry and the Pre-Raphaelites, to the glories of Manchester’s Victorian architecture; the horrors of slavery; the drama of Peterloo; Britain’s first canals; industry; science; cotton…
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Calling schools, students and teachers! Book an official guide to enrich your students on all things Manchester and Liverpool: the Pankhursts, Peterloo, Slavery, the Industrial Revolution…

We’ve been taking more and more groups on educational walking tours, covering all aspects of Manchester history.

We do Liverpool as well!

Please e-mail for a great day out for your class.

When Glinert gave a talk on Alan Turing at Manchester Library a few years ago one mother wrote to say it was the best lesson (of sorts) she’d heard and asked her mum why can’t school be more like that?

Well, that’s because Ed Glinert is the most entertaining speaker in the area, giving talks to a variety of clubs, societies and organisations, on cruise ships and to the Arts Society. That’s it.
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Cultural Tours of Manchester – Designed Just for Your Group!

Book your group for an intensely satisfying intellectually enriching cultural tour of the capital of the North – Manchester – home to one of the greatest Pre-Raphaelite collections, stamping ground of Gaskell, Dickens and Thomas de Quincey, base for the Halle Orchestra, setting for some of the most stimulating examples of Victorian architecture in the country.

This is Manchester, the city of Waterhouse, Worthington, Walters and Wood; Barbirolli, Burgess and the BBC Philharmonic; where the gallery walls are filled with Millais, Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Ford Madox Brown, and the streets are lined with Classical temples, Gothic spires and Baroque beauty.

Contact Ed Glinert, Arts Society lecturer, cruise ships speaker, Penguin author and the country’s most prolific tour guide on info@newmanchesterwalks, 07769 29 8068 for a bespoke cultural experience tailor made for your group…
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A new tour, perfect for groups! Around Manchester in 80 Minutes

Perfect for groups! Book Ed Glinert, Manchester’s most prolific tour guide and author of Penguin’s legendary Manchester Compendium, on a whistle-stop expert tour of the world’s great industrial city. This is a quick-fire run-down of all the great Manchester sights and sites, with all the most mesmerising and memorable stories. Here’s the route and set-list.
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Why does Central Library look Like the Pantheon?

* The following article is now featured on the ILoveMcr website.
* New Manchester Walks’s architecture tours are the only expert architecture tours taking place in the city. They have been devised by RIBA judge Ed Glinert, aided as always by John Alker. Regular tours take place, and to see how much work we’ve put into this, please read this remarkable story about why Manchester Central Library is modelled on Rome’s Pantheon.


You may have noticed that Manchester’s Central Library looks like The Pantheon of Rome. It is so strikingly obvious. But it begs the question why?
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