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Things to see and do

RHS Bridgewater

A stunning new 62 hectare (154 acre) garden in the heart of the North West in Salford is now well under way and it will open to the public in 2020.

Worsley Delph

Worsley Delph was originally an old sandstone quarry the history of the Bridgewater Canal. This is the entrance to the underground canal in the Duke of Bridgewater’s mines where coal was brought out and transported along the canal to surrounding towns and cities.

Barton Aqueduct

A 235 foot long engineering masterpiece, built to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. The aqueduct pivots on an island in the middle of the ship canal and swings full of water, 800 tons of it. One of the 7 engineering feats of the waterways world it attracts navigational enthusiasts from all around the world.

Intu Trafford Centre

With access from the Bridgewater Canal Intu Trafford Centre is the biggest shopping centre in the North West with hundreds of designer stores, restaurants and bars as well as Legoland and Manchester sea life centre.

Manchester Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a place full of amazing objects and world changing ideas.

Visit the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station and the world’s first railway warehouse, built in 1830. 

Be inspired by the wonder of science, take part in fun science shows and lots more.

Manchester City Centre (Castlefield)

Castlefield in Manchester, located at the south-west end of Deansgate, is the industrial and Roman heart of Manchester.

Deansgate tram station is a few minutes walk from the canal giving you easy access to the city centre.

Walton Park (Sale)

A 12.5 acre park on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal in Sale. There is also a miniature railway that is 1/4 mile long. The trains are operated on Sundays, weather and permitting. Rides are 30p for both children and adults.

Dunham Massey Micro Brewery

A family run brewery located in the village of Dunham Massey. They don’t offer formal tours as such but it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area. They have a shop above the micro-brewery which is open 7 days a week.

Dunham Massey Park and Gardens

An eighteenth century house situated amid 192 acres of parkland. The park, unlike so many, retains its old avenues. The lake was formerly a moat and is overlooked by a Tudor mount. The Dunham Massey garden has an Edwardian parterre, lawns, and an orangery not forgetting the herds of deer which roam freely.

Lymm Village and Lymm Dam

A pretty picturesque village with plenty of bars/restaurants and shops as well as beautiful walks around the Dam.

Walton Hall and Gardens

Situated amid 32 acres of picturesque parkland its boats award winning Green Flag gardens which are great for a family day.

Walton Gardens also has spacious lawns ideal for a picnic, a Heritage Centre, play area with bouncy slide and trampolines, pitch n putt and various other outdoor activities including crazy golf and a petting zoo.

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is a fascinating combination of historical, archaeological and natural beauty. With Medieval monastic ruins, a large Georgian walled garden, acres of gardens, woodland walks and pear and apple orchards.