Private Highlights Tour of Manchester in an English Taxi
During your Private Tour of Manchester in a Taxi, you will learn the history of the city from its very beginnings up to the present day from the comfort of a classic English taxi. The beauty of this tour is that it can be as bespoke as you like; you can be taken to any sites of particular interest you would like to see. On your tour, you will:
- Begin your tour at Castle Heritage Field, where you'll see the Roman fort from which it derived its name and which represents the first record of human settlement in Manchester.
- Learn the history of Bridgewater Canal & Hall - The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester
- Hear how Exchange Square was created after the IRA 1996 Manchester bombing.
- See Old Trafford, home to Manchester United football team
- View the Munich Disaster Clock - a memorial at Old Trafford to all those Manchester United players who lost their lives on 6 February 1958 when tragedy struck at the Munich Airport.
- Enjoy The life and soul of the city can be found at Northern Quarter & Printworks, a trendy neighbourhood which is buzzing with restaurants, cafés and some of the city's most popular music venues.
- Visit BBC Plaza (often known as BBC Salford) home to the BBC and some of ITV’s studios, including the set of the famous Coronation Street.
- Learn about Manchester Ship Canal, a 36-mile-long inland waterway in linking Manchester to the Irish Sea.
Your tour begins at Castle Heritage Field, where the first human settlement in Manchester was recorded. Manchester is famous for its star-studded musical heritage and is the birthplace of The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Smiths and Take That. The Hacienda played a bit part in Manchester's rich musical history when it became famous after its involvement in the Manchester movement of the 1980’s and 1990’s. You'll be driven through the trendy neighbourhood of the Northern Quarter which is buzzing with restaurants, cafés and some of Manchester's most popular music venues. The Printworks is Manchester's go-to destination for food, drink, cinema and leisure, day or night, and it's based right in the heart of the city centre. Passing by Exchange Square, you'll hear that it was created after the IRA 1996 Manchester bombing.
It's not just paper, textiles and cotton the city is famous for its role in computer science has grown over the years and it's the birthplace of Alan Turing, mathematician, computer scientist and codebreaker. See the effects of the industrial revolution and how and why The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh.
Your Private Tour of Manchester in a taxi is a bespoke experience and one which will take you on a journey through the city's rich industrial, musical and cultural heritage.