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Address: 28 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 7958 246917

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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A must for Smiths/Moz fans

We came all the way from Canada for the Morrissey show on August 20th and made a point of booking a spot on the extra Smiths/Moz tour that had been added for the following day. So... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came all the way from Canada for the Morrissey show on August 20th and made a point of booking a spot on the extra Smiths/Moz tour that had been added for the following day. So glad we did! To be able to see the iron bridge, Moz's old house, the cemetery gates, and Salford Lads club was a dream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a big music fan and I came to "The North" from Ireland just to go to Liverpool and Manchester to follow in the footsteps of my heroes (The Beatles and The Smiths). We couldn't make it on Saturday, so we arranged a private tour during the week. Craig was agreeable and friendly and very informative. He took us... More 

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Capri, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

can't praise this experience enough. Craig is a great host, well emersed within the Manchester music scene and the tour was comprehensive, fun and enlightening

Thank dj19642015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I the last few years, my girlfriend and I have visited Manchester on a number of occasions and we have taken in some of the tours that are available. We were delighted to discover these tours. They are fantastic. The first tour we went on was the Smiths tour, which was fantastic. It includes everything a true Smiths and Morrisey... More 

Thank Fergus O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Craig Gill's insightful and anecdotal tales of his and Manchester's musical past was a fascinating way of revisiting my Madchester days. Craig's knowledge far surpasses this, going back to the 50's and 60's, Manchester's history and it's impact on the music. Craig's relaxed style makes it easy to chat and ask questions along the way. Even if you think you... More 

Thank Ade J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the music walking tour and enjoyed every minute of it. Craig Gill seems a great bloke and his knowledge of the places he took us to was impressive. The tour took around two hours and the time flew by. Well worth it.

Thank Duncan C
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the Joy Division music tour with host Craig and fellow Joy Division fans. Got to visit many of the important venues and locations around Manchester and surrounding areas that helped shape and influence the Joy Division sound. I am listening to Joy Division with new ears as a result. As others have mentioned, Craig is a very friendly,... More 

Thank barrymmcgrath
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Excellent tour - and very much because the excellent guide & storyteller Craig Gill; it's so great to hear explanations from someone who has been just in the middle of everything when Hacienda, Oasis, Joy Division, James - and his band Inspiral Carpets - happen. 110% recommendation!

Thank Kari P
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is a very good and reliable tour service in Manchester. I took the the music walk tour. This is very good for many reasons; you visit many places that made history in the Manchester music scene, you explore most of the city center by foot - all with an insider expert guide. Craig lived the Madchester era and can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I came to Manchester just to do this tour (the walking tour), and it was very cool. The only issue was that most of the sites are on very busy streets, and I couldn't hear a good part of it (I'm not hard of hearing, and I was toward the front). Maybe Craig could figure out a quieter place to... More 

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

Hi Thanks for leaving your review, You took the general Manchester Music Walking tour around the city, as you will have seen from your recent visit, Manchester is undergoing massive construction and building work, roadworks and tram line extensions are also making it much harder for me to be heard over the noise of all the work and drilling etc,... More 

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