Manchester was first settled by the Romans who built the fort of Mancunium at Castlefields. Its remains are near the city centre, and incorporated in our tours.


In the early 19th Century, Manchester was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The Bridgewater canal was the first industrial man-made waterway, and it supplied Manchester with coal and cotton for the new mechanised manufacturing processes, and to take away the finished products.


The rapidly increasing expansion of Manchester as a industrial city led to the first railway. The Liverpool-Manchester line was faster than the canal and Liverpool Road, the world's first passenger railway station, is in Manchester. It now forms part of Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.


Our tour includes the Manchester Ship Canal, which connected the Port of Manchester with the Irish sea.


On our historical tour, you will ride on canal towpaths and see Manchester’s industrial past for yourself.


On this tour you will see St. Mary's Roman Catholic church, the Hidden Gem. Artist Norman Adams' Fourteen Stations of the Cross paintings are displayed here as well as L.S. Lowry’s painting of St Mary's. We also see Anne's church.


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