Travel to OUR 4 STAR HOTEL SALFORD QUAYS.
Full day to explore Salford Quays, a wonderfully revitalised area of Manchester and a unique waterfront destination, which is home to the Imperial War Museum North and The Lowry, which are exciting examples of contemporary architecture, as well as Quayside MediaCityUK, Manchester's only designer outlet shopping mall; the BBC and MediaCity, where tours can be enjoyed. The Imperial War Museum North (free admission) is purpose-built and tells the powerful stories of over a century of war in an award-winning immersive experience, accompanied by voices of people whose lives were torn apart by the various conflicts. The Lowry (also free admission) is a shrine to all thing’s art, with galleries, theatres, cafes and shops, and displays the famous L S Lowry Collection, which includes his iconic matchstick figures. We include a 50-minute cruise around the Quays and Manchester Ship Canal, which will give you an insight into the history of the area and a unique view of Manchester including Media City, Old Trafford and the disused dry docks.
Enjoy a visit to the wonderful RHS Garden Bridgewater, which only opened in 2021. The former site of Worsley New Hall, in Salford, it is a heritage landscape that has been transformed into an iconic RHS Garden, an unbelievable 'oasis of calm' so close to the hustle and bustle of Manchester. A landscape architect, the Bridgewater team and award-winning garden designers, have brought 'gardens within a garden' to life by blending history with world-class horticulture. Explore its wonders within the Worsley Welcome Garden, Weston Walled Garden, Kitchen Garden, Paradise Garden and the Chinese Streamside Garden, alongside other areas of this wonderfully peaceful and historic site.
Supersonic visit to Concorde at the Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport. Enjoy a unique experience on a 90 minute fully guided tour of one of the most iconic aircraft in history, with time under the wings, time on-board, including the flight deck, and a personalised commemorative certificate. The Runway Visitor Park is also home to a number of other retired planes, which offer a glimpse of what flying was like in the 1960’s and 1970’s, along with a coffee shop and The Aviation Shop. This afternoon, you could spend more time at Salford Quays or take a local Metrolink tram from the hotel and be in the heart of Manchester city centre within 15 minutes, with its historic buildings, museums, shops and eateries.
Sadly, it’s time to return home..