Prestwich attractions

Prestwich attractions

PrestwichPrestwich lies in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, a landlocked county bordering Cheshire to the southwest and south, Derbyshire to the southeast, West Yorkshire to the northeast, Lancashire to the north and Merseyside to the west. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the UK and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Salford and Manchester.

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Attractions Heaton Park, Manchester M25 2SW - Tel: 0161 773 1085. Heaton Park is a huge family park 4 miles north of Manchester city centre. There are acres of space for children to run, you can look around Heaton Hall or you can meet our three Alpacas in the Animal Centre. www.heatonpark.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of northeast Prestwich.

Heaton Park

Attractions Heaton Hall is a magnificent 18th century country house set in the middle of Heaton Park's rolling landscape (see above for details). There has been a house on this site since the late 17th century, but it was inherited by Sir Thomas Egerton in 1756 who commissioned architect James Wyatt to re-model the building. www.heatonpark.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of northeast Prestwich.

Heaton Hall

Attractions Fusiliers’ Museum Lancashire, Wellington Barracks, Bolton Road, Bury BL8 2PL0 - Tel: 0161 764 2208. The Fusilier Collection in Bury tells the exciting story of one of Lancashire’s most famous Regiments, tracing the 300 year history from 1688 to 1968. www.fusiliersmuseum-lancashire.org.uk. About 6 miles north of Prestwich.

Fusiliers’ Museum Lancashire

Attractions East Lancashire Light Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY - Tel : 0161-764 7790. A trip on the East Lancashire Railway is a journey back in time. The original rail line was opened in 1846 to link the Manchester to Bolton line with Radcliffe, and continued along the Irwell Valley to Rawtenstall. The line is now just over 12 miles long. The railway is open every weekend of the year and holds a number of themed events and galas throughout the year including Diesel, Steam and Thomas Events and also offers Driver Experience Courses. www.east-lancs-rly.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Prestwich.

East Lancashire Light Railway

AttractionsThe Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays M5, Manchester Tel: 0161-876 2000. The Lowry art gallery is set in the heart of the regenerated Salford Quays. It is a highly original, distinctive and unusual combination of stainless steel and glass. It has 2 theatres, each with its own unique atmosphere, a Promenade and Galleries. The spectacular Lifting Footbridge across the canal links The Lowry to Trafford Wharfside, Manchester United Football Club and the Imperial War Museum North. About 4 miles south of Prestwich.

The Lowry

AttractionsOld Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0RA Tel: 0161 868 8000 Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is a football stadium that serves as the home of Manchester United. Located in the borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, it has been United's permanent home since 1910. Currently holding just over 76,000 spectators, Old Trafford is by far the largest club ground in Britain. The football stadium is close to the Old Trafford cricket ground. About 6 miles south of Prestwich.

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Attractions Manchester Town Hall, 2 Albert Square, Manchester - Tel: 0161-234-5000 Built in 1877 and designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse, this Victorian/Gothic structure houses the city council offices and the tourist information centre. Guided tours reveal the importance of this building throughout Manchester's history with painted murals in the Great Hall depicting prominent historical events. About 4 miles south of Prestwich.

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