Free Manchester Walking Tours

Free Manchester Walking Tours

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Join the original and best-rated Manchester tour and discover the city in the way people have for hundreds of years: on foot, and for free.

About this event

11am -- Alan Turing Memorial (Sackville Gardens)

We are running EVERY DAY again!

Booking is not required.

For private tour enquiries, please email

Please see our Facebook / Twitter / Instagram for updates (@FreeTours_MCR)


Every Day - 11am - Alan Turing Memorial - Booking Not Required.

Let us tell you the story of Manchester.

Join us to discover Manchester’s top-attractions - as well as hidden gems only known by our native English-speaking Mancunian guides.

This is an entertaining and informative adventure that includes something for everyone - whether you’re a new visitor, or familiar with the city.

Plus the tour offers fantastic photo opportunities, the chance to meet new people, and all our guests are offered our unique list of insider recommendations.

Expect to hear about: Political trailblazers, Architectural wonders, Street art and Urban legends, Historical stories, Rave culture, Football giants, Industrial innovation, Musical heroes, and much more...

Expect to visit: Manchester Town Hall, National Football Museum, Royal Exchange Theatre, China Town, University of Manchester, Gay Village, Manchester Cathedral, Rochdale Canal, Palace Hotel, Manchester Central Library, John Rylands Library...

Manchester is for everyone! These tours are run on a tips-only basis.We receive no financial subsidy or support. Visitors may pay what they think it is worth at the end of the tour. There is never any pressure to tip.


Days: EVERY DAY (excluding Christmas Day and New Years Day)

Start Time: 11am.

Length: 3 - 3.5 hours. (including a 15-minute break)


Begin: Alan Turing Memorial, Sackville Gardens, opposite Esquires Cafe, near Canal Street. (Postcode M1 3BH)

End: Exchange Square, opposite Oyster Pub, near the National Football Museum. (postcode M3 1BD)


Ours tours run in ALL weather: an umbrella is recommended.

I will post any unexpected cancellations on Twitter (@FreeTours_MCR) and on Facebook in advance.

Private tours are possible - please get in touch.

School groups and large parties (8+) must contact us in advance.

We also run paid tours of the Northern Quarter and the Gay Village; see for more details.


These tours are only in the English language. El tour es solo en inglés.

(Los ùnicos tours actualmente son en inglés. Sin embargo, dependiendo die la disponinilidad, podria reservar un tour privado en español. Por favor ponte en contacto con nosotros para más detalles)

The tour is wheelchair accessible. I always try my best to accommodate other needs (eg hearing/medical) just contact us beforehand, or let us know at the beginning of the tour.

Anyone of any age is welcome on the tour.

Dogs are more than welcome.


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Ring/Text/WhatsApp Josh: 07478277293

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Twitter: @FreeTours_MCR 

(Follow our adventure, or tweet us questions and comments.)

Instagram: @FreeTours_MCR

(Nice pictures of Manchester - tag me!)

Facebook: /FreeManchesterWalkingTours

(The best place to find out about us and the tour.)

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