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Address: 28 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 7958 246917
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Music themed guided tours around Manchester that include walking, driving,...

Music themed guided tours around Manchester that include walking, driving, scheduled, private bespoke, bus tours, general and band/genre specific tours, such as; The Smiths/Morrissey, Joy Division, The Hollies, Oasis, Factory Records, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, tours led by Inspiral Carpets drummer and Manchester Music veteran Craig Gill.

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Strangeways, here we come!

I did this tour on Saturday. We were picked up promptly at 11 outside the Dry Bar in Manchester. Craig was a really nice guy who took us to Strangeways, then on to Salford Lads... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did this tour on Saturday. We were picked up promptly at 11 outside the Dry Bar in Manchester. Craig was a really nice guy who took us to Strangeways, then on to Salford Lads Club where we had a tour and spent some time in the Smiths room which is just incredible. From there it was on to Morrisseys... More 

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bridlington
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186 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is a huge Morrissey fan, so I booked the tour as a present. It was really enjoyable despite it being freezing cold weather we duly disembarked the bus to take photos on the icy Iron bridge, at the cemetery gates and even in the great mans childhood street! The icing on the cake was the Salford lads club,... More 

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review, glad you both enjoyed it. Kind regards Craig More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Craig went out of his way to squeeze us onto his tour as a last minute arrangement, he took a phone call late at night from my husband to arrange, and bent over backwards to help. He was so friendly and personable from the outset, even though we were quite 'star struck' (massive Inspiral Carpets fans!). Easy to book, and... More 

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review, hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Craig More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This tour is an absolute must for Smiths/Morrissey fans! My partner and I did the Smiths tour 4 days ago now and I'm still buzzing from it - despite the cold & rain! To echo the previous reviews, Craig Gill of Inspiral Carpets is the perfect tour guide, he was so pleasant from the moment we arrived and his knowledge... More 

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for submitting such a great and indepth review. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Craig More 

Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Been to manchester countless times and was considering doing this for a while but at 25 pounds a ticket for the smiths tour, I did wonder if it was a bit pricey but it's absolutely worth it. It's not just a music tour, it's a fascinating insight into some of the history of Manchester and what makes it so special.... More 

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review, Glad you enjoyed it. It is worth noting that a small percentage of the ticket price is donated to Salford Lads Club, which in turn pays for the free tea and coffee that is on offer at the club, my ticketing company and booking agents also take their commission from this fee, the tour is... More 

Birdlip
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This was a fantastic tour delivered by Craig Gill of Inspiral Carpets fame. His wealth of musical knowledge was second to none. The Smiths tour took in Strangeways Prison, and then was followed by a vist to The Salford Lads Club. It was amazing to actually stand in the doorway of the club where Morrissey had once stood........and Craig even... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My husband took our Smiths mad teenage daughter on this tour for a treat on her 16th birthday and absolutely loved it, Craig is very knowledgeable about Manchester's musical heritage and even my husband who loves music but not The Smiths found the tour interesting, great cuppa at Salford Lads Club too, highly recommended.

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Buenos Aires
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Extremelly recommended tour for fans and not that fans either! Craig was a great guide, he shared a lot of info you wont get anywhere else, first hand facts and stories. Was great to spend 3 hours with this music legend! Went to Manchester just to do this tour and now I hope I could come back to do the... More 

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review, really glad you enjoyed it, looking forward to seeing you again on another tour in the future. Kind regards Craig More 

Portsmouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We did The Smiths tour and loved it! Craig was a fantastic tour guide, knowledgeable and humorous. Great communication by email beforehand too. Tour included Strangeways prison, Salford Lads Club, Iron Bridge and Southern Cemetry. The weather was horrible but it didn't matter. Everyone at Salford Lads Club was friendly and there was a lovely cup of tea too. Merchandise... More 

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review, great that everything worked for you, goes to prove that it's worth getting in touch and turning up for the tour, even if it's sold out there are usually some 'no shows'. Kind regards Craig More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I had planned a special anniversary weekend in Madchester for me and my wife and the afternoon before we travelled I came across Manchester Music Tours. I rang on the off chance that there might be spaces last minute for the Smiths tour on the following day. Craig went out his way to accommodate and even though the weather wasn't... More 

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out to review the tour, I am glad that I was able to contributes to a memorable anniversary in Madchester. Kind regards Craig More 

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