Cathedral Gardens

Cathedral Gardens is an open space in Manchester city centre, located between Manchester Cathedral and the National Football Museum.

The Great Northern Warehouse. Image courtesy of Bill Boaden.

You’ll find the Great Northern Warehouse situated just off Deansgate in Manchester city centre. The historic building is home to a gym, bowling alley, casino and cinema. There are also restaurants, bars and coffee shops here too.

Manchester Central Library

One of Manchester’s greatest landmarks, Central Library is a building of architectural beauty and a place for knowledge and learning.

Image credit: Whitworth Park.

This 18-acre park opposite the Manchester Royal Infirmary provides a welcome patch of green in an otherwise densely populated and heavily used part of the city. A large and welcoming parkland in the Oxford Road area of Manchester. With an adventure playground and extensive grassland, the park surrounds the ever-popular Whitworth Art Gallery.

Parks and Outdoor Activities in Manchester

Offering a range of leisure facilities for all ages, Platt Fields Park is one of the largest parks in Manchester. Occupying a vast 16 acres, the park has two children’s playgrounds and a beautiful central lake, great for observing local wildlife. The park is also home to a BMX track and skatepark, basketball and tennis […]

Image credit: Clayton Hall

Clayton Hall is a rare example of a moated, medieval site, right here in Manchester. Popular with school and group visits, Clayton Hall was built for the Clayton family in the 12th Century and can be found in Clayton Park. Please note that the museum is only open on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays in […]

The Irish World Heritage Centre celebrates Irish culture and heritage, and the positive contribution of Irish emigrants worldwide. You’ll find Irish music, dance events and Irish language groups taking place here.

The Monastery Manchester

This former church and Franciscan friary has been described as architect Edward Welby Pugin’s masterpiece. It is a stunning example of the Neo-Gothic style that the Pugins helped to make popular in Victorian Britain. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin by the Building Preservation Trust that still maintains and operates the site […]

Heaton Park

Heaton Park’s Temple, designed in 1800, was built on the highest point in Manchester. Scale the hill it sits on and you can see for quite a distance. It gives a unique view of the green fells that surround Manchester. Heaton’s appeal starts young, with an Animal Centre that, alongside the traditional complement of farmyard […]

The Grade 2 listed Alexandra Park is one of Manchester’s earliest and most intact Victorian parks, recently restored to its glory of 1870. The design of the Park (by Alexander Hennell) was experimental in its use of oval shaped and curved pathways, which contrasted with the more rigid geometry seen previously in Victorian landscapes. It […]