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“Well worth a visit if you're a Corrie Fan!”
Review of Granada Studios

Granada Studios
Ranked #12 of 193 things to do in Manchester
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We had a lovely tour guide (Martin) who took us around the inside part of the tour, took around 45 minutes, it wasnt too rushed but you're aware you can't linger too long as the next group are just behind your group. As others have mentioned no photos are allowed to be taken inside (they take a pic of your group behind the pumps at the Rovers which you can later buy) but once you're out onto 'the street' you can take as many photos as you like - all at your own pace. We walked around the streets, alleyway looked into the backyards, even had a peek into the gardens on the 'posh' side for around another hour - all worth the £16.50 ticket price if you're a big Corrie fan!!

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Just back from a great visit to the "old" Corrie studios due for closure end of 2014. Parking within 5-10 mins walk and seating in the Crew Cafe where drinks and snacks available along with toilet facilities.Our tour guide Paul (an actor, who was Brill,as his knowledge of the show was great and he relates a few tales of meeting the cast ) really interesting to see the sets and how they are used and all the clever tricks we never are aware of. Had our photos taken behind the bar at the Rovers. Out on the street itself all the well known houses and businesses are there. Lots to see including costumes dressing rooms, photos of scenes and cast, short film show and props.Brought back lots of memories, greatly enhanced by the excellent Paul.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Me and the wife visited the old Granada Studios last week and we were not disappointed, it is a great half day out. We had driven across from West Yorkshire and, feeling peckish, had a sandwich and coffee in the on-site Cafe before starting the tour at 12.40. Lee was our Tour Guide and he certainly knew his stuff. It was good to see the sets where all those thousands of episodes had been filmed. Then onto the street itself, it was difficult not to get overly nostalgic remembering previous happenings there! You can stay on the street for as long as you like, so take your time to explore it thoroughly. Car parking was easy, we found a car park on Owen Street (?) 10 minutes walk away and only £3.00 for 4 hours. Why not make a day of it and visit the Museum Of Science and Industry which is literally next door?

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Had a afternoon visit to the old Coronation Street set, very interesting and enjoyable. One complaint is our tour group was too large and we were a bit too rushed around. The group behind kept catching us up and we could then hear both tour guides speaking at once which was a bit distracting, but well worth a visit if in Manchester. Do NOT visit the cafe on site, it is vastly overpriced for not very good quality, tea or coffee in paper cups. Suggest if visiting you eat before or after your tour outside the Granada Studio's.

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Took my wife there as she is an avid "Corrie" fan. Booked on the 4:30 tour but apparently the guide for the 4:20 tour failed to show up and our group was delayed and split so that half went with the 4:20 visitors who ran late and our portion went with the 4:40 visitors. This resulted in our tour being a size that was too big for some of the exhibits and as a result we were very rushed. It was a shame as we had flown up from the south coast and were staying over night in a hotel for this visit. The tour guid was enthusiastic and kept apologising for the size of the group and the speed which we were shown around. However if you are a fan of this soap then to get your photo taken in the Rovers is a must.

Thank Nigel J
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