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A December 2012 trip to Manchester by Joy S

Lyme Park Photo, Manchester, England More Photos
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Yellow Duck Marine Tours

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Attraction | "Liverpool Yellow Duck Marine Tours"

Yellow Duck Marine Tours Photo, Liverpool, England
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We did this tour on a freezing cold Saturday afternoon in March, despite the plunging temperatures, we all thoroughly enjoyed it and it is a great fun way of seeing the main sights in Liverpool.I had booked the tour on-line directly with the Yellow Duck Marine company through their website about 4 weeks ago. The tours run frequently throughout the day, I thought it would be empty on our trip, the weather had been so awful and caused lots of disruption over the weekend. How wrong I was though! The "Duck" was full and there were no spare seats. So if you want to do this, definitely book in advance. The cost is just over £10 per person - you get a slight reduction if you book...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 31, 2013

Yellow Duck Marine Tours
Unit 32 Anchor Courtyard -- Britannia Pavillion
Liverpool, England L3 4AS
0151 708 7799

Ordsall Hall Museum

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Attraction | "Ordsall Hall"

Ordsall Hall Museum Photo, Manchester, England
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Ordsall Hall is almost on our doorstep, but we had never visited before. It was only when our son was doing a project on the Tudors at school, and wanted to visit a Tudor house, that we decided to spend a Sunday afternoon exploring there. We were surprised, we all enjoyed the visit very much - Ordsall is a beautiful old building and a real gem.It is in Salford, in the middle of a very built up area. We found it hard to imagine, that once, this wonderful building was right in the countryside, with no buildings nearby and the banks of the River Irwell flowing through the grounds. It dates back to Tudor times and was the home of the Radclyffe family for over 300 years.The hall is now a Gr...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 25, 2013

Ordsall Hall Museum
322 Ordsall Lane
Salford, England M5 3EX
+44 161 872 0251

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Stockport Air Raid Shelters Photo, Manchester, England
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We visited the Air Raid Shelters on a Saturday afternoon in January. Stockport is about 6 miles south of Manchester and easy to get to. We found a car park not far away from the entrance to the shelters - pay and display - which was perfect.We had booked a Family tour about a week before we decided to go. They offer tours at specific times, alternatively you can just walk around on a self-guided tour. We enjoyed the services of the guide - she definitely enhanced the experience and made it all come to life. She was very well informed and had actually been born in Manchester before the war. She was full of stories all about the Blitz, being in the air raid shelters and life in general...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2013

Stockport Air Raid Shelters
61 Chestergate
Manchester, England SK1 1NE
+44 161 474 1940

Lyme Park

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Lyme Park Photo, Manchester, England
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Lyme Park is about 40 minutes drive from Manchester but is right in the countryside. It is actually just on the edge of Derbyshire's wonderful Peak District. It is owned and run by the National Trust, so if you a member of this organisation, parking and entrance to the house is free. The estate is huge. There is 1,300 acres of land to explore, you can extend your walking, should you choose into the beautiful countryside beyond the estate if that is not enough space. This was once the home of the Legh family - what a splendid place it must have been to live in those days.There is plenty of car-parking, but it always seems to be really busy at the weekends. Once you start w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 19, 2013

Lyme Park
Buxton Road West
Stockport, England SK12 2NX
+44 1633 766492

Play Factore

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The Play Factore is a brand new, giant play centre for children. It only opened towards the middle of last year, so everything is brand new, bright and sparkling. The location is really convenient. Right next to the M60, opposite the Trafford Centre shopping centre and very easy to find. It is actually built under the Chill Factore - the skiing/snow centre which has been around for a few years.We visited just before Christmas, expecting it to be fairly busy, but we must have timed it right and visited just before the main school holidays, as it was fairly empty. It is marketed as being for children aged between 0 and 12 years. Our visit was with 2 nine year olds and a 10 year old and...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 12, 2013

Play Factore
Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Trafford Way
Manchester, England M41 7JA

About the Writer

Joy S

Joy S
Manchester, United Kingdom