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plenty to see and do

Spent an interesting long weekend there recently. Having been brought up in the south Manchester... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cecil H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
The quays

It is quite remarkable how this area of the city has been transformed from a former shipping yard... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Visit the Quays, Greater Manchester's stunning waterfront destination, and discover culture, history, heritage, shopping and sport within just one square mile. With an award-winning theatre, gallery and museum, discount shopping, stunning...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Salford, England
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All reviews the imperial war museum media city lowry theatre old trafford itv studios interesting area shopping centre bbc tour worth a visit premier inn ship canal sunny day great place to visit outlet mall couple of hours iwm shipping
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an interesting long weekend there recently. Having been brought up in the south Manchester area, I was eager to see the changes over the years. Seeing the shots on BBC Breakfast I was keen to see it for myself. We stayed locally in a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is quite remarkable how this area of the city has been transformed from a former shipping yard, to a vibrant shopping, culture and living area. Now home to media city (BBC, itv etc) with plenty of bars and restaurants. A small, but adequate shopping...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Recently spent 3nights staying in the Salford Quays/Media City area of Manchester. The building work & thought to the design of the area is truly outstanding. There is so much to see & do here and by the look of the building work still being...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

We have just spent 3 nights at this guest house,excellent ,food the rooms were really nice ,lovely spotlessly clean,beautiful bedding and comfy beds, the owners could not do enough for you, we highly recommend it,we will definitely return, will be booking for next year.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Arlene W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I heard this comment just days ago! It is a bustling area now, with coaches of tourists coming in to visit the Lowry Theatre and Gallery perhaps take a BBC Tour or Coronation Street Tour or walk over the bridge to the Imperial War Museum....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank prguru2015
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Salford Quays used to be a place where ships docked to unload and load. Now it’s a bustling centre for the media, theatre, shopping, dining and much more. Very good

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Salford Quays and media city are nice places to walk and enjoy the sunset. You can combine it with a visit to the lowry outlet then to have a dinner at one of the resturants on the waterfront.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank omazuz
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Salford Quays is a great place to walk along on a sunny Sunday. The star attractions are the Lowry and the Imperial War Museum, the others are pretty average. The market offered nothing particularly special but was pleasant and the outlet centre was the usual...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank MarkL2012
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Media city area and lots of shops and things to do. Good transport system to downtown Manchester on tram. BBC / ITV studios . Restaurants and shops. Pleasant way to pass an afternoon.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Staying in the Salford Quays, it was interesting to see how the former quays of the Manchester shipping canal had been redeveloped since the quays closed in the early 1980's. Lots of apartments, shops, restaurants, hotels....... A little bit of a characterless mickymouse land, forgetting...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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20 January 2018|
Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it covers a large open area with many shops.
agatha q
28 August 2017|
Response from Dean G | Reviewed this property |
There is the metrolink tram you can get from Media City back to Manchester. I would recommend checking the tram times but usually trams run until midnight or thereabouts.