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Salford

Top 6 Things To do / Sights To See

A hub of contemporary culture, fantastic architecture and delightful waterfront dining; Salford, Greater Manchester is the host to much of the Manchester entertainment sector but don’t be put-off by the urban hustle, there are plenty of serene scenic destinations to visit…

1. The Lowry

Located on Pier 8 by the vivid waterfront in the centre of the Salford Quays, this modern metallic masterpiece houses many artistic treasures including two fabulous theatres and tranquil art galleries alongside an assortment of exceptional eateries, cool coffeehouses and bustling bars. With monthly shows and pre-theatre dining deals – explore the arts until your hearts content!

2. MediaCityUK

The BBC offer studio tours of some of their most popular programmes including Match of the Day, Blue Peter, BBC Breakfast, Mastermind, CBBC and The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. MediaCityUk also boast a large selection of well-known restaurants, Cafes and bars, there really is something for everyone.

3. Ordsall Hall

See how the Tudors lived in the picturesque Grade 1 listed Tudor Manor house, Ordsall Hall. With its vivid history, scenic grounds and reported ghostly goings-on, there is appeal for all at this beautiful landmark. We recommend taking a packed lunch to enjoy in Ordsall Hall’s enchanting orchard to digest the newfound knowledge of Tudor culture.

4. Salford Museum & Art Gallery

This wonderfully preserved, former public library, now houses an exciting line-up of permanent displays alongside a varying range of contemporary art pieces and a vivid replica of a Victorian street. The museum and art gallery also boasts a range of events and activities for individuals, families, schools and organisations; including taking part in a traditional Victorian washday and learning new crafts.
So go on, have some good old-fashioned fun and learn about how our forefathers lived in this incredible, free to enter, museum!

5. Salford Lads’ Club

This purpose built club for youths was established in 1903 and is considered to be “the finest example of a pre-First World War youth club” still running today. The club was originally opened to keep young boys off the streets and out of trouble and has moved with the times and now provides a safe and positive space for both boys and girls, offering a range of informative activities including the arts, culture, sports and educational classes.
The fascination with the club is that it was iconically featured in The Smiths “Queen is Dead” album art and appeared in some of their music videos. The fame created from this was recognised in 2004, with the addition of the “Smiths” room where at, you can purchase Smiths band memorabilia at very reasonable prices.

6. Imperial War Museum North

Situated on The Quays and across the bay from The Lowry, the iconic IWM North Museum ticks all the boxes for everyone from history buffs to families of all ages. It’s exhibitions are aimed to tell the stories of people who are affected by war. It’s main exhibition space features a timeline of the conflicts that Britain and the Commonwealth have been involved in since the First World War covering everything from the role of women to science and technology.

Campanile Hotels are proud to be located in Salford. 

To get to…

  • The Lowry from Campanile: 14 minutes by car. 15 minutes by public transport. 33 minutes walk
  • MediaCityUK from Campanile: 11 minutes by car. 23 minutes by public transport. 33 minutes walk
  • Ordsall Hall from Campanile: 7 minutes by car.  15 minutes walk.
  • Salford Museum & Art Gallery from Campanile: 10 minutes by car. 16 minutes by public transport. 21 minutes walk.
  • Salford Lads’ Club from Campanile: 8 minutes by car. 7 minutes by public transport. 10 minutes walk.
  • Imperial War Museum from Campanile: 15 minutes by car. 30 minutes by public transport. 36 minutes walk.

To book your stay, call 0161 833 1845 or visit our website.

Location: 55 Ordsall Lane, Regent Road, Salford, M5 4RS, Salford

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