See city centre Elizabeth Gaskell locations, then¾tour her beautiful Plymouth Grove home. Finish with tea & cake. Booking required www.tourgaskell.eventbrite.com £20 Tour led by Anne Beswick Meet: War Memorial, St Peter’s Square M2 4EG
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Manchester’s Gothic architecture, lost graveyards and turbulent history are a chilly but romantic setting for mysterious happenings. The dark side of the modern city is here. Tour led by Anne Beswick £10 Meet: Manchester Cathedral main entrance, Victoria Street M3 1SX
Discover a historic Cheshire village of great beauty, where Napoleon’s defeat in 1813 was celebrated in great style and where croquet gave way to tennis. Tour led by Pauline Lloyd £10 Meet: Outside St Mary’s Church, Stamford Road, Bowdon WA14 2TR
A walk around the most beautiful medieval buildings in NW England. Atmosphere, charm, magic. Booking essential www.jonathanschofieldtours.com Tour led by Jonathan Schofield £10 Meet: Chetham’s School of Music entrance, Long Millgate M3 1SB
Explore Manchester’s grand district of textile warehouses, the cotton exchange and beyond. Hear the epic story of the rise and fall of ‘King Cotton’. Tour led by Elizabeth Sibbering £10 Meet: Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
This beautiful circular library, the ‘Corporation wedding cake’, is an architectural, social and educational gem. On offer are films, family history, t’internet… and books too. Tour led by Anne Beswick £10 Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peter’s Square M2 5PD
TALK Manchester music from the Renaisance to the present day. A free illustrated talk by John Alker at Central Library.
Powered by Eventbrite The Original Midland Hotel Tour now in its 30th year. The history of this iconic grand hotel, then light afternoon tea. Booking essential www.mgt.eventbrite.com £24 Tour led by Barbara Warnock Meet: Midland Hotel reception, 16 Peter Street M60 2DS
Visit the Middleton buildings of the internationally-famed architect Edgar Wood. Includes the Long Street Methodist interior, an amazing Arts & Crafts church. Tour led by Elizabeth Sibbering £10 Meet: Post Office (opposite bus station), 53 Manchester New Road, Middleton M24 1SQ
Powered by Eventbrite Bring your dog to explore city centre green spaces, ending in a doggie friendly establishment for refreshments, dog treats provided by Betty & Butch. Booking essential www.showmemcr.eventbrite.com Tour led by Emma Fox £10 Meet: Outside Museum of Science & Industry entrance, Lower Byrom Street M3 4FP