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Every city has a story to tell

Discover Manchester with digital walking tours.

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A new way to experience Manchester, UK

The Manchester Walking Tours app is a free digital guide to the city centre’s landmarks, hidden gems and defining moments.

Whether you’re a visitor or local, it’s a new way to experience the city and discover its untold stories.

Explore the city while you walk

The app gives you the flexibility to discover the city at your own pace. Aware of your location, it uses GPS technology to automatically trigger audio content and directions en route.

There’s also an on-screen map displaying your location and the full tour route.

An enhanced audio and visual tour

The app offers you a ‘heads up’ experience: plug in your headphones and follow the audio directions, so you can enjoy the tour without having to look down at your device.

  • Designed by Official Tour Guides

    Created in collaboration to develop unique new routes

  • From Highlights to Hidden Gems

    Learn about Manchester’s culture, history, and its proudest moments

  • Archive Images and Galleries

    Explore galleries at tour points, including rare images from city archives

A growing list of tours showcasing Manchester’s best sights

These unique tours add a new layer to the city. Created with the help of official Manchester tour guides, all routes are carefully curated, taking you through streets and squares to show you a different side to the city.

Architecture Highlights

Tour designed by Sibby, of Manchester Guided Tours.

Explore a route full of Manchester’s historical and modern architectural highlights.

See the buildings that shaped the city of Manchester before and after the industrial revolution, touring through its famous factories, iconic skyscrapers and historical structures. Explore everything from classical Greek revival designs to Italian Renaissance style architecture, and glass fronted modern masterpieces.

Northern Quarter and NOMA

Tour designed by Ed Glinert, of New Manchester Walks.

Discover the centre of alternative Manchester, and the City’s new district: NOMA.

Starting in the heart of the city centre, Piccadilly Gardens, the tour weaves its way through the streets and sights of the Northern Quarter to show you its independent stores and hidden treasures. The route takes you into the heart of the new NOMA neighbourhood before finishing at The Printworks.

Cultural Tour

Tour narrated by Mary Anne Hobbs, written by, with tour guide John Ryan.

An illuminating meander through Manchester’s rich cultural heritage.

Kicking off the tour in the Northern Quarter, Mary-Anne leads you on a journey of discovery through highlights including the National Football Museum, Albert Square and the Hacienda. The final point on the walking tour is the Whitworth Art Gallery, which recently underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment.

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Powered by Under the Pavingstones platform

The Manchester Walking Tours app was created using Under The Paving Stones, a new digital platform created by magneticNorth. The Under The Paving Stones platform allows you to create a custom audio and visual experience using GPS to trigger content and bring a location to life.

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