Salford

Salford is a city that has seen a massive regeneration over the last few years, and now offers visitors of all ages an incredible day out.

  • Family

    • From the Teletubbies to BBC News, Media City is home to most shows on British TV. On a fantastic tour of the sprawling venue, the whole family can visit the sets of their favourite shows, and if you're lucky, meet the stars, too! With interactive galleries and displays throughout the building, you can immerse yourself in the history of British TV - and even take a "trip" in Dr Who's TARDIS or relax in the Blue Peter garden.

    • For a relaxing ride, soaking in all of the city's historic buildings, take a cruise on the Bridgewater Canal. Birthplace of the 18th century 'Transport Revolution', this steady journey takes in Salford's perfectly preserved historic venues, such as Walton Park, Barton Aqueduct and Walton Hall and Gardens.

    • For a more hair-raising time, visit Salford Quays' UK Bungee Jump - a 160ft jump that allows for magnificent views of Salford and Manchester, and is ideal for thrill-seekers.

  • Dining & Shopping

    • If you're planning on dining in Salford, don't miss The Quays. Home to bars, brasseries, pizza stores and cafes, The Quays is a perfect and affordable place to eat that offers picturesque views of the north of England, as well as Manchester's historic waterfront.

    • Shoppers can explore the Lowry Outlet Mall nearby, which is a discounted brandname shopping centre in the Salford Quays. Top clothing names are all represented, but at lower prices than you're likely to find anywhere. Kids will have a great time in the Cadbury shop, and there's even cafes if you need to take a break from shopping.

    • Nearby Salford Shopping Centre offers around 70 high street and independent shops, as well as regular entertainment shows for youngsters.

  • Did you know?

    • More than 60% of Salford is green space, and the city has more than 30 miles of rivers and canals.

    • Sioux Indians settled for six months on Salford's river banks in 1887 - they were members of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Circus, which travelled the globe.

    • Neolithic remains found in Salford suggest that the area was inhabited 10,000 years ago.


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