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The Lowry

Imperial War Museum North

Ordsall Hall

Watersports Centre

Salford Tourist Information Centre

Irwell River Park - Quays


The Lowry Outlet Mall
• Toilets
• Cash machines
• Cafes, restaurants etc


Car Parking

Lowry Outlet Mall

Salford Quays

Ordsall Hall



Traveline North West
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Salford Quays Link

Cycling in Greater Manchester

Events along the Trail

Lighting the Legend
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Centered around a waterfront public realm area twice the size of London’s Trafalgar Square, MediaCityUK is a beautiful waterside destination. Complete with bars, cafés and restaurants there's an emerging cultural flavour behind Salford's newest landmark. The development’s piazza has also been designed to accommodate over 5,000 people, making it a natural focal point both day and night and a hotspot for future events.

In one of the most exciting developments the city has seen, MediaCityUK welcomes both the BBC and ITV to their new homes and even plays host to its own orchestra - the BBC Philharmonic.

But it's not just about business - a new network of tightly knit streets, squares and boulevards will cascade down into a huge waterfront piazza.

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The Lowry

The Lowry opened on 28th April 2000, bringing together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof. Opening its door to the best in entertainment and education in the arts, The Lowry aims to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its broad community.

The Lowry houses two main theatres and studio space for performing arts (1,730, 466 and 180 seats respectively) presenting a full range of drama, opera, ballet, dance, musicals, children's shows, popular music, jazz, folk and comedy and gallery spaces (1,610 metres of floor space); showing the works of LS Lowry alongside contemporary exhibitions.

The Lowry is a "must see" tourist attraction - not just a venue, but a destination. The Lowry increases opportunities for social interaction within the community and generate a spirit of participation. Above all, it is an exciting and stimulating venue for education, recreation and creativity.

A restaurant, cafes & bars are situated along the southern side of the building, with spectacular waterside views and in fine weather can extend out to quayside terraces overlooking the expansive Manchester Ship Canal.


Address: The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Telephone: 0843 208 6000 

Imperial War Museum North

The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and ‘war-time experience’.

Address: The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ

Open daily: 10.00am-5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Tel: 0161 836 4000

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Ordsall Hall

Ordsall Hall – Salford’s Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house – was first recorded in 1210. Since then, it has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts!

A major restoration of the building from 2009-2011 means that on a visit to the Hall you can:
− Wander back through time and soak up the atmosphere in our re-created room settings.
− Discover the story of the Hall and the people who lived here in our hands-on family friendly exhibitions.
− Find out what was cooked in a Tudor kitchen.
− Explore and enjoy nationally significant features.
− Relax in the beautifully landscaped gardens.
− Enjoy a coffee in our new refreshment area.

Address: 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford, M5 3AN

Tel: 0161 872 0251

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To download an event booklet and leaflet please go to: www.visitsalford.info/ordsallhall.htm


Salford Watersports Centre

The centre is a state of the art watersports and outdoor activities centre located on Salford Quays, not far from the centre of Manchester.

The centre benefits from modern up to date equipment. We employ a team of highly experienced and qualified staff who will be pleased to make sure that your visit is as enjoyable as possible.

We have a full programme of adult courses and under 16s courses available. Please visit our website for detailos of the current programme. Also don't forget that as well as going on a course, you can take part in watersports by coming to our open hire sessions - there is the option to hire your own instructor and have one to one tuition. Or if there are a few of you, you could come as a group and hire your own instructor.

Address: 15 The Quays, Salford, M50 3SQ
Tel:: 0161 877 725
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The Lowry Outlet Mall

For the only factory outlet shopping in Manchester, look no further than the Lowry Outlet Mall. Open seven days a week with prices of up to 60% below the high street all year round, the Lowry Outlet Mall is a great destination for all the family.

With more than 200 brands at over 80 stores, a choice of cafés and restaurants, free shopper parking and a stunning Quayside location, the Lowry Outlet Mall is a factory outlet unlike any other.

Address: The Quays, Salford Quays, M50 3AH
Phone: 0161 848 1850
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Irwell River Park

Irwell River Park will be a unique concentration of international destinations, outstanding routeways and important connections at the heart of the Manchester City Region, creating the largest employment and investment location outside Central London.

Many of the region’s most important economic assets are found on the banks of the River Irwell and Irwell River Park will provide a new sustainable connection between them.

Irwell River Park will become Manchester City Region’s new international waterfront destination.

Embracing 280 hectares, Irwell River Park will transcend three local authority areas, provide inspirational waterside spaces, connections and placemaking, deliver new cultural, leisure and sustainable transport routes and promote excellence in environmental quality that will be a benchmark for 21st century sustainable regeneration.
River Park Quays

The redevelopment of Salford Quays has created a leading business, cultural and residential area of great national and regional significance and is the southern anchor of Irwell River Park.

The 36 acres of purpose-built creative and digital space at MediaCityUK will bring further growth to this zone.

Incorporating the economic powerhouse of Trafford Park, River Park Quays is also home to nationally acclaimed and award-winning leisure and tourist attractions including The Lowry, Manchester United Football Club, Imperial War Museum North and Lancashire Country Cricket Club.

New and exciting spaces, connections and opportunities with environmental benefits will be opened up at River Park Quays including:

  • A pedestrian bridge connection, MediaCity Footbridge, linking the BBC’s northern HQ and the MediaCityUK Piazza to Imperial War Museum North, Trafford Wharfside and Trafford Park.
  • New riverside promenade improving the setting and connection to the waterfront of the Imperial War Museum North.
  • A footbridge at Clippers Quay linking Salford and Trafford banks, creating new ecological opportunities on existing sites of biological importance.
  • Improvements to the routeways and connections around The Quays to create clearer legible routes to key destinations.
  • Sustainable transport connections using the river, creating direct waterway connections between MediaCityUK and Manchester City Centre.
  • Opportunities for enhanced water quality within River Park Quays.


Lighting the Legend

Ordsall Community Arts, Ordsall Hall and Salford City Council.

Travel with us and the spirits of 700 years of Ordsall Hall through its long dream filled sleep bursting back into life to start anew. Celebrate the annual ‘Lighting the Legend’ parade and delve into some of the stories of the Hall. The procession starts at Ordsall Community Arts Centre, ending at Ordsall Hall.

Ordsall Community Arts bring the streets and the grounds to life with giant animals telling tales of the different ages of the Hall. Join us for this magical evening featuring ‘creatures of the night’ lanters, as we pull the stunning Tudor giant into the present day, with beauty, surprises and a firework finale.

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