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Free Manchester Walking Tours

Manchester, United Kingdom
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About Free Manchester Walking Tours
The free Manchester walking tour (in English). Every Day - 11am - from the Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Gardens. Booking NOT required. Please see our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram for news and updates. MORE INFO: Entertaining and comprehensive daily tour that tells the story of Manchester, meeting at 11am from the Alan Turing Memorial (Sackville Gardens, M1 3HB). The original free tour of Manchester includes the must-see attractions as well as our secret quirks. Our guides are History graduates, storytellers - and most importantly, Mancunian! Alongside this the tour offers fantastic photo opportunities, a great way to meet new people, and insider recommendations. The tour lasts around 3-hours (including a 15-minute break). We run in all weather. Tips are invited by the guide at the end, but you will never be pressured to tip.
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This new tour by 'Free Manchester Walking Tours' is a walking tour of Manchester's bohemian Northern Quarter neighbourhood, always led by a guide actively working in creative industries. Our story of the Northern Quarter will include the legends of our poets, musicians, protestors and radical book shop owners. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, as we show you the Northern Quarter's street art, public art, and Hollywood film locations. Plus, our local guides will be able to offer tips for food, live music, parties and good coffee. The content and starting time of this tour can be altered to suit you - please contact me in advance!
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Laura D wrote a review Yesterday
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Fantastic walking tour today. Very informative and interesting. Good knowledgeable tour guide, Michael.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Dave K wrote a review Jul 2021
Chinnor, United Kingdom4 contributions9 helpful votes
One of the best tours I have ever attended (I am battling between Manchester and Lisbon), Michael has just nailed it with his knowledge, humour, 3.5 hours talking and his little speaker (never seen anything like this before :) ) Keep up the good work. Would love to go for a pint after the tour to hear more although I had already booked John Rylands Library which is real gem in Manchester. Thank you.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Wai Ming wrote a review Jul 2021
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This isn’t one of your run of the mill tours talking about the usual elements of a history tour. While they are good, this tour pulls together the rich, diverse and under appreciated history that creates and defines the Manchester we see today. I originally balked at the thought of a 3 hour tour but it’s fun and engaging so doesn’t feel like that long at all.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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EgbertHerts wrote a review Jul 2021
St. Albans, United Kingdom201 contributions123 helpful votes
Went on the tour with Josh today. 3.5 hours seems a long time but it went very quickly. Josh is very personable , very knowledgeable and very good at sharing the information about Manchester. It covers the history and development of the city. And it is very entertaining. The group was about 20 people which he managed very well. An excellent way to learn about the city and the areas to explore in more detail.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Victoria S wrote a review Jul 2021
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Our guide Josh was extremely knowledgeable about Manchester and shared this in a really engaging way. His enthusiasm and passion for the city made the time fly by even though the weather was not on our side. We battled through thunder and lightning, but Josh easily maintained our interest despite us all being soaked to the skin. Special mention to his lovely, four-legged assistant who was a very good boy.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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