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Through the Ages, Manchester

£ 15 per person

Highlights

  • A puzzle-filled tour of Castlefield, Spinningfields and the Gay Village
  • Industrial canals, Roman remains, Victorian grandeur and much more!
  • Discover fantastic pubs and cafes and plenty of easily-missed gems
  • Clues sent to your phones, with help available, the perfect difficulty for all
  • Activity is a mix of; outdoor escape room, treasure/scavenger hunt, walking tour

Description

A puzzle-filled exploration of Manchester's industrial canals and grand city centre! Follow clues between city highlights and hidden gems as you discover the fascinating history behind this great city, from its origins to the development of its labour movements to some of the moments of musical brilliance that have come to define it, and beyond.

Along the way expect to see: Roman remains, the historic Castlefield, the Science and Industry Museum, St John's Gardens, the Opera House, Rylands Library, St Mary's, Rochdale Towpath, Kimpton Clocktower and the Alan Turing Memorial. Plus puzzles, great pubs and cafes, and plenty of surprises.

This trail is perfect for those looking for a fun day out with friends, family or colleagues, discovering easily-missed gems and engaging with entertaining riddles. A unique and immersive way to experience Manchester, those looking to explore the underappreciated grandeur of this great city need look no further!

How It Works

Your team will receive clues on your phones that, once deciphered, will guide you to interesting and scenic parts of the city. At each of these you will solve riddles, discover facts and unlock your next clue.

The route is walking distance and features optional breaks at great pubs, bars and cafes along the way. The clues require no prior knowledge and come with hints to make the experience something everyone can enjoy.

Plan your day

Timings

There are no start time restrictions, start whenever!

2.5 - 3.5 hours across 5.0 km / 3.1 miles

Start Location

Deansgate Train Station, Manchester

End Location

Around Canal St.

Communication Methods

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Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays

Yeseboys

Yeseboys

Great tour and escapetour, it was really fun and was a good diffeculty!

ManyPaws

ManyPaws

We did the Search for Shoreditch hunt and it was interesting and a lot of fun. Even though I know this area I saw lots…

Cattle

Cattle

Excellent day , great fun

Burlesque

Burlesque

Brilliant walk, a little hilly but really enjoyed it.

Solar Flares

Solar Flares

Great day out with friends with a bit of education thrown in.

The killer catchers

The killer catchers

My mum and I had a great experience, we came to Sheffield on a weekend getaway to do this murder mystery experience and…

The Greenwich Wanderers

The Greenwich Wanderers

We both loved it - a fantastic hunt around Greenwich taking in all the sights.

Nicola Benstead

Nicola Benstead

It was fun but maybe could have been a tad longer maybe another 5 clues

Eurovision

Eurovision

Fantastic! A great blend of straight forward clues that guided us around plenty of hidden treasures away from the touri…

Verbs

Verbs

This was a great way to see the city.

Good Lookers

Good Lookers

Great day out exploring Greenwich reeking of history with its cobblestone paths and alleys, statues, magnificent views…

M&M

M&M

Great way to explore the City and make lots interesting discoveries along the way. The clues were cryptic enough to kee…

Esta and Lou

Esta and Lou

We had the best day. We loved the hidden gems and sites. It was brilliant to do the city tour on a Saturday as it’s so …

charootery

charootery

amazing adventure. better than i was expecting

Fox and Badger

Fox and Badger

A great day out for the family.

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits)

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits)

There was no storyline but it was just as fun as if there had been. We learned lots of interesting things about the cit…

Country tweed

Country tweed

It was a very enjoyable thing to do with teenagers and fantastic seeing parts of London you would otherwise not get to …

Birthday Bec

Birthday Bec

A really informative and fun treasure hunt, taking in lots of interesting sites. Unfortunately part of the route was bl…

Nicolas Cage Superfans

Nicolas Cage Superfans

Very Good

MaccyD's

MaccyD's

Great day, the 4 of us had a fabulous time trying to solve the clues and seeing the sights of London along the way!

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