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Restoration Manchester – NEW GROUP TOUR

  • Victoria Baths, Manchester © Courtesy of Marketing Manchester

    Victoria Baths, Manchester
  • Victoria Baths, Manchester

    Victoria Baths, Manchester
  • Victoria Baths, Manchester

    Victoria Baths, Manchester
  • Police Museum, Manchester

    Police Museum, Manchester
  • Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester - Drawing Room

    Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester - Drawing Room
  • Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester © Mark Tattersall

    Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester - Exterior
3 day tour
From £179 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Sunday Special offer staying at the luxury hotel Hilton Manchester Deansgate!

On this tour we learn the fascinating restoration stories behind some of Manchester’s most historic and unique attractions, Gorton Monastery, Victoria Baths and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.


Sunday 14th April 2019, Sunday 19th May 2019

Suggested Itinerary


Arrive in Manchester.

There is the option to spend free time in the city centre or venture out to Salford Quays. Check into your hotel and take advantage of their luxurious pool facilities before dinner.


Gorton Monastery and GMP Museum.

Gothic masterpiece Gorton Monastery is a former Fransican church and friary. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin and on our guided tour we will learn all about the building dramatic history, followed by a two course lunch. Next stop is the Police Museum, a former police station with authentic Victorian jail cells and magistrates court dating back to 1895. Return to the hotel to relax before dinner.


Victoria Baths and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

This morning we visit Victoria Baths, winner of BBC Two’s first Restoration program. Opened in 1906 the baths are undergoing a continued restoration project which we will learn about on our guided tour. Next stop is Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, former home of the famous author. The house fell into dire straits and was even student accommodation before it was beautifully restored. We enjoy an ‘afternoon tea’ lunch here before returning home.

Featured hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff in June 2018

Hilton Manchester Deansgate ****

This city centre hotel is in Beetham Tower – the 11th tallest building in the UK. It features contemporary guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning city views. There is a health Club, swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room. Dinner is taken in Podium Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, and you can visit Cloud 23, Manchester’s stylish destination bar. There is a lift to all floors. There is no coach parking on-site, however there is coach parking in the city centre and surrounding area (charges apply).

 3 day tour
Sunday 14th April 2019 From £179.00 per person
Sunday 19th May 2019  From £179.00 per person

Other Sunday dates available on request.

Single supplement available on request

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Picture is for illustrative purposes only.

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