A Grand Tour of Manchester

Tudor black and white building with tables outside

This a substantial circular walk around Manchester with optional circular walks and a detour into the centre. It's based on three walks totaling 5.5km that take you between the main stations of Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly and Deansgate Castlefield. You can start anywhere on the circuit. Time your day to be in the restaurant areas of Spinningfields, Canal Street or the Corn Exchange when you're hungry. 

Leg 1

Manchester Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station includes the Corn Exchange and Medieval Quarter 1.5km

add on the circular leg around the Northern Quarter at Piccadilly Gardens 2km

Leg 2

Piccadilly Rail Station to Deansgate Castlefield Metrolink  includes Canal Street Gay Village 2km

add on the circular leg to New Islington at Piccadilly Metrolink 2km 

add on the circular leg around Castlefield at Deansgate 1.5km

Leg 3

Deansgate to Manchester Victoria includes Spinningfields 2km

add on Manchester Victoria to the People's History Museum 1.5km. This part of the walk isn't circular.

then add on Emmeline Pankhurst Trail 4km. From the People's History Museum, this takes you to St Peter's Square where you can get back on the tram system or walk south to the University area and catch a bus back into the centre

If you lose your way on any of the walks or take a diversion use Google Maps to get you back on track. Its augmented reality feature makes it easy to get to a location and pick up the walk again


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