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Address: Manchester M2 5PD, England
Phone Number:
+44 7505 685942
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fully qualified, professional, official Manchester tour guides.

Variety of...

Fully qualified, professional, official Manchester tour guides.

Variety of public and private walking, coach, bike or boat tours offered including 'Discover Manchester' daily at 11:00 from Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, just turn up, costs £8 each. A great way to find out more about the city - whether you are just visiting, or have lived here for years.

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This was a great way to discover Manchester both Old and New. Our lady guide was so knowledgeable and full of interesting facts.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great way to discover Manchester both Old and New. Our lady guide was so knowledgeable and full of interesting facts.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Last night I decided to go on a Manchester Walking Tour and I WAS NOT disappointed! A friendly and knowledgable lady named Barbara showed me around Manchester. I was the only one on the tour today however this did not phase Barbara at all. Highly recommend!! I learnt so much about Manchester's history, architecture, celebrities, etc. thoroughly enjoyed my time!

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Thank Mindy W
St Helens, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

In 2 hours, our excellent guide, Eileen Allen, entertained and packed us full of information about what makes Manchester what it is today. Her knowledge and delivery were first class and I would heartily recommend this tour. Even though the famous Manchester rain poured down non stop, this did not spoil it for me. I would heartily recommend this tour... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A brilliant tour & explanation of the Clock Tower, a climb up the tower - several levels and at each stage an explanation of the - pendulum room - mechanism and clock face. Then out on to the balcony!! a fantastic view of the greater Manchester area - for miles!! The information concerning the building was very informative and interesting... More 

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MCRGuidedTours, Tour Guide at Manchester Guided Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. Unfortunately, tours of the Clock Tower are currently unavailable due to restoration work taking place within Manchester Town Hall. Hopefully, we will be able to offer them again in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, we have plenty of other interesting tours around Manchester on ground level! More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Thank you so much for this intensive and interesting history lesson about the city. It joined up lots of dots of places we had previously visited. Very professional and friendly guide, hope we meet again on another tour.

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I booked this tour on line early this morning as we (husband ,daughter 20 and I) are travelling and we wanted the local touch of information from a historian. Well we were not disappointed with Suzanne who with great skill delivered a lively and entertaining history presentation to our tour group. We were all drawn into the detailed descriptions of... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Met up with walking tour guide John outside the Library. His tour took us around the major location associated with the history of the cotton industry and its crucial importance for the growth and past wealth of the city, also the development of workers' rights, women's suffrage and the Labour movement. Walk lasted about 2hours, good value for £8.

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Thank Gillian C
Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Jonathan Schofield took us round on Tuesday. Informative, factual, anecdotal, entertaining, fun and subtle. Now I understand why libraries are Manchester's palaces and even appreciate modern architecture a bit more. Highly recommended and very good value.

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a brilliant walk!!! I know Manchester quite well (or thought I did!!!), but Emma really brought the city and it's history to life. She presented all the facts in a humourous and user friendly way!!!

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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

On a Friday morning I met the guide Eileen and a fellow tourist by the library and started a tour round central Manchester. In less than two hours we saw the main sights and also gained insight in how and why Manchester became what it is now. Some things were off limits as Kate and William were in town, but... More 

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