Greater Manchester

GM Tour

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Overview

Leave Salford Quays, pass through Eccles and arrive in Stretford. Enjoy the shops of Trafford to and then to Altrincham’s Dunham Massey and take in the history of Stockport. Pass Ashton under Lynne and visit Oldham and Bolton before finishing at Wigan.

Salford

Salford is packed with things for visitors to do – explore the Salford Quayside with range of restaurants, bars and eateries. Check out the Imperial War Museum North, whilst shoppers should head for the Lowry Centre. The Tudor manor house of Ordsall Hall is nearby.

Eccles

Beer lovers will enjoy the Eccles Ale Trail whilst those interested in Victorian engineering can enjoy a cruise on the Manchester Ship Canal including passing under the Barton Swing Bridge and Barton Swing Aqueduct taking the Bridgewater canal over the Ship Canal. A little further along the Bridgewater canal is the Worsley basin and Packet House.

Stretford

One for the sports enthusiasts – head to the “theatre of dreams” home of Manchester United Football Club or the Lancashire County Cricket ground. Shoppers should head to the Streford Mall.

Trafford

If you are looking to go shopping then head to the intu Trafford Centre for a wide choice of shops and brands – whilst the intu Trafford Centre Food offers great choice. When you’re all shopped out, take in the visitor attractions of Legoland and Sealife.

Altrincham

The town of Altrincham is home to a revitalised market where you can grab a bite to eat. Nearby Dunham Massey is well worth exploring and is home to the country’s largest winter gardens with 1,600 specimens over 7 acres designed by Roy Lancaster, a deer park and range of events throughout the year.

Stockport

The River Goyt and River Tame merge at Stockport to become the River Mersey. Visitors can enjoy Reddish Vale Country Park, The Staircase House, Stockport Air Raid Shelters and the Museum of Hatting.

Ashton-under-Lyne

Enjoy the market town of Ashton under Lyne and take in a range of attractions including Stamford Park, Portland Basin Museum where three canals meet and the Museum of the Manchesters, housed at Ashton Hall recounting the story of the Manchester Regiment.

Oldham

Take in Saddleworth Museum, Gallery Oldham and then escape to the fresh air of Daisy Nook Country Park, Dove Stone Reservoir and the rolling Saddleworth Moor.

Bolton

Visitors can explore Bolton Steam Museum to see the collection of working steam engines, take in the Bolton Museum or follow one of the Bolton heritage trail to learn about the town’s industrial heritage. The Hall I’ th’ Wood is a 16th century half timbered manor house housing a museum including Sam Crompton’s spinning mule which revolutionised cotton manufacture.

Wigan

Take in the Wigan Museum of Life, explore the Haigh Woodland Park and enjoy the Wigan Pier on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal before finishing off with a brewery tour. Sports enthusiasts may want to watch a game of Rugby League at the home of the Wigan Warriors.

Overview

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Salford

2
2.7 miles

Eccles

3
3.9 miles

Stretford

4
4.1 miles

Trafford

5
3.1 miles

Altrincham

6
12.1 miles

Stockport

7
7.5 miles

Ashton-under-Lyne

8
5.5 miles

Oldham

9
19.6 miles

Bolton

10
11.5 miles

Wigan

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Peter Street Kitchen Restaurant & Bar

Peter Street Kitchen, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

Treetop Adventure Golf- Manchester

The Printworks , 7 Dantzic St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 2BS

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Barton Square, INTU Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8AS

Countrywide Paintball- Manchester

The Ave off Grange Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30

TeamSport Indoor Karting- Manchester Trafford Park

4 Trafford Park, Wharfside Way, Stretford, Greater Manchester, M17 1NF

SEA LIFE Manchester

SEA LIFE Manchester, Barton Square, INTU Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8AS

About the GM Tour Trail

Distance:70 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:6

From the vibrant Salford Quays make for Eccles. Arrive in Stretford – home of Manchester United and Lancashire Cricket Club before heading on to Trafford to enjoy the range of retail outlets and attractions on offer. Head to Altrincham to explore Dunham Massey and then on to take in the history of Stockport. Pause at Ashton under Lyne before reaching Oldham. Explore the industrial heritage of Bolton and then finish up at Wigan.

Shoppers Paradise

The trail offers a choice of shopping experiences – visit the Lowry Centre at Salford or take in the shops, visitor attractions and food outlets of the intu Trafford Centre.

Sporting Chance

The north west is famous for its sport and the trail takes you via Manchester United’s ground where you can take a stadium tour and the Lancashire County Cricket ground.

Industrial Heritage

Most of the mills are long gone, but the north west retains its strong industrial identity – visit some of the towns and their museums and visitor attractions to learn about the industry of the area.

Also Nearby

Peter Street Kitchen Restaurant & Bar

Peter Street Kitchen, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

Treetop Adventure Golf- Manchester

The Printworks , 7 Dantzic St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 2BS

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Barton Square, INTU Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8AS

Countrywide Paintball- Manchester

The Ave off Grange Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30

TeamSport Indoor Karting- Manchester Trafford Park

4 Trafford Park, Wharfside Way, Stretford, Greater Manchester, M17 1NF

SEA LIFE Manchester

SEA LIFE Manchester, Barton Square, INTU Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8AS

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