Free Manchester Walking Tours

Free Manchester Walking Tours

Free Manchester Walking Tours
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City ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking Tours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Every Day. 11am. Starting by the Alan Turing Memorial. Booking NOT required. Find your guide in the blue coat. Full FAQs on our website, and social media (@FreeTours_MCR). The original free tour of Manchester runs daily, telling the story of Manchester, meeting at 11am from the Alan Turing Memorial (Sackville Gardens, M1 3HB). This tips-based adventure includes the must-see attractions as well as our secret quirks. Our guides are History graduates, storytellers - and most importantly, Mancunian! The free tour also 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.
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Lesley W
Greater London, UK36 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was a really great tour led by the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Mike! It covered a lot of Manchester's history, from the nationally important Peterloo Massacre and the rise of the suffragettes, and how the city's propserity came from cotton manufacture during the industrial revolution, to the bizarre story of Vimto, with info on the Madchester pop scene and the IRA bombing of the Arndale Centre along the way. Mike was a fantastic guide and really connected with all the people on the tour.
Written 20 February 2024
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Roam821905
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Friends
Absolutely fantastic tour with Mike. Very informative and lots of fun - so much information imparted in 3 hours. Things we would never have heard about and spots we would never have discovered, had we not done this tour. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Manchester for the first time and even if you live in Manchester you’ll learn something new!
Thanks Mike for a great time.
Written 15 February 2024
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Maura S
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Solo
Led by Megan Griffith this was a hugely enjoyable walk. Over three hours (with a break!) Megan shared a broad sweep of Manchester history. Not just informative, Megan also made it entertaining. And she shared links to various resources after the walk (for those who wanted to go into greater depth on some of the histories shared) So much to take in; I'd happily do this walk again, or join a walk that focused on specifics e.g. art, or political history.
Written 10 February 2024
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greghulks
Milton Keynes, UK1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Such an great tour, well worth the time to go over so many interesting topics. Megan was an incredible guide - it was amazing how much she was able to tell us and her passion for the city really drew us in. Would definitely recommend for anyone so they can enrich their experience of the city
Written 10 February 2024
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353CarolS
Warrington, UK12 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Although living fairly locally, we've never really explored our nearest city. This tour hit the spot perfectly. A great combination of history, geography and of course the culture of Manchester. Mike, our guide, was excellent - very informative and entertaining, catering well for all nationalities and levels of knowledge of Manchester.
Highly recommended.
Written 4 February 2024
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ve w
Leeds, UK3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Really enjoyed this free walking tour of Manchester! Mike was both informative and entertaining. We both needed an introduction to Manchester although I have been there a few times and this gave us a really good grounding and understanding of the city. I loved the history and the pride that Mike obviously had in Manchester. Well worth a tip at the end!
Written 3 February 2024
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Mari K
Belgrade, Serbia1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
That was really awesome! The Mike is a wonderful, friendly, helpful guide. It was a very fun, informative, interesting, cozy and simply the best tour in my life.
Written 3 February 2024
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clintwalker2017
Lincoln, UK8 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Excellent tour brilliantly led by Megan.

Insightful, relaxed, witty and so many facts about this great city. Even kept the kids engaged for over 3 hours.
Written 29 January 2024
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Peter B
Oxford, UK1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
Relaxed, friendly, informative and well-paced - a great way to spend a Saturday morning in Madchester - well done Jack.
Written 27 January 2024
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Vinny D
Plymouth, MA2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Megan was an amazing tour guide. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the city and its history but she was very entertaining as well.
I highly recommend her.

Vinny from Plymouth Massachusetts
Written 26 January 2024
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