Free Manchester Walking Tours

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Registered on March 05, 2020

My name's Josh - I'm a History MA graduate, playwright and most importantly... a Mancunian! I founded the original daily free tour of Manchester almost a decade ago. We are now a small team of historians and storytellers who are passionate about sharing Manchester's story with the world. Join us on an adventure and discover Manchester the way people have done for hundreds of years... on foot, and for free! IMPORTANT NOTE: Please ensure your guide has the official blue coat, feauturing our FMWT compass-shaped logo.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Let us tell you the story of Manchester....

Every Day // 11am // Alan Turing Memorial.

Look for the guide with the blue FREE MANCHESTER WALKING TOURS coat and compass logo.

Join the city's original free walking tour to discover Manchester’s top-attractions - as well as hidden gems only known by our native English-speaking Mancunian guides. 

This is an entertaining and informative adventure that includes something for everyone - whether you’re a new visitor, or familiar with the city.

Plus the tour offers fantastic photo opportunities, the chance to meet new people, and all our guests are offered our unique list of insider recommendations

Join us to discover Manchester the way people have for hundreds of years: on foot, and for free.

Expect to hear about: Political trailblazers, Architectural wonders, Street art and Urban legends, Historical stories, Rave culture, Football giants, Industrial innovation, Musical heroes, and much more...

Expect to visit: Manchester Town Hall, National Football Museum,  Royal Exchange Theatre, China Town,  University of Manchester, Gay Village,  Manchester Cathedral, Rochdale Canal, Palace Hotel, Manchester Central Library, John Ryland's Library...

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  • Meeting point:
    Free Manchester Walking Tours, Alan T...
    Free Manchester Walking Tours, Alan Turing Memorial, Sackville Gardens, Manchester M1 3HB, UK
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    Your guide will be wearing a BLUE coat with our yellow compass-shaped 'Free Manchester Walking Tours' logo on it. Please double-check your guide's uniform to guarantee you're on the right tour. Your guide will be stood next to the Alan Turing Memorial statue (a statue of a man sat down on a bench), which is in the very middle of Sackville Gardens.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Martyna 01 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
One of the best Guru walks that I attended! Thank you!
Wilbert 25 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Megan made our short time to be able to visit Manchester worthwhile. The stories and way she told them was magnificent! Thank you from Wilbert and Steffie.
ROBIN 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Excellent way to get an insight into Manchester. The history and the people
Leanne 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Megan was fabulous and very knowledgeable! I'd highly recommend this tour to everyone! I've lived in Greater Manchester for over 23 years and I learned so much about the city centre.
M 19 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Fantastic tour. George was well informed and good humoured, making the tour very enjoyable despite the Mancunian rain. One of the best free walking tours I've taken !
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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