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Best walk in the city centre

Such a gorgeous place to walk around. The canals, the architecture, and the few great bars around... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Amazing architecture all around

I have never seen iron bridges that size running through a city - fascinating piece of industrial... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a gorgeous place to walk around. The canals, the architecture, and the few great bars around make this an great environment to be in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacknaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never seen iron bridges that size running through a city - fascinating piece of industrial heritage right there

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mberlin2015
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We went here in a lovely afternoon during weekdays so not many tourists. Beautiful wall and architectures remind me the old 18 century.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sleepinlove
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We walk in warm sunny evening. Beautiful place. Both sides has footpath. There are so many bridges to cross to the both sides. We started at the Deansgate and walk up to the Manchester United Stadium.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dammi_29
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Bridgewater Canal is wonderful .It's very famous and the towpaths are good for walking , lots of places to sit You meet great people around here usually fellow photographic enthusiasts ..

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cjcjchloe
Reviewed July 23, 2018

the way to Castlefield is by cobbled roads and the many canal pathways. Nearest tram or train stop is Deansgate. The 4 victorian viaducts converge above the network of canals underneath allowing a great view of the beautiful ironwork. There are a number of locks...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank GinOla7
Reviewed July 8, 2018

went see rag & bone man nice place well organised toilets and bar's. if you want a seat get there early to sit on concrete steps we sat on grass banking above under trees as a hot sunny night but beware your shoes need a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adrian G
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely area close to the city centre. Lots of places to eat, bars, ect. Beautiful views of the canals. Castlefield bowl staff were very helpful pre gig (We needed to take medication in a glass bottle and glass is not normally allowed)...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie-Ann B
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Visited for the Chic gig; parked 15 minutes away, access to area is good (bottom end of Deansgate).......down the side-streets, under the bridge's, across the canal etc. Weather was hot 'n' sunny (Good job). Security/Ticket staff were ok on entrance; but, somewhat lacking later. A...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank The_Kats
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting castlefield area for years now, and it is truly an awesome little place in the city centre with some great bars and eateries right next to the canal. Tonight however was my first time and my wife’s second, at the 8,450...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from cjcjchloe | Reviewed this property |
It is always beautiful..The place was set up then for the World cup .Beauty as they say is in the eye of the beholder . All this area is historical with famous canal , bridges etc .If you like such ( and you can take a ride... More
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I don't think you can HIRE one (they ain't easy to "drive") but you can certainly ride in one - the4y hqave trips of various distances - Enjopy