Manchester (Trafford) MP3 Audio Walking Tours
We have a 90-minute audio walk around the Trafford area, which is available for £5. All our walks include a map in PDF format, which you will find within the zip file that you download immediately after purchase. Audio files are standard MP3 format, suitable for use on iPods and other MP3-compatible devices.
Our Old Trafford, Trafford Park and The Quays trail, produced in association with Trafford Metropolitan Borough, is a must for fans of sport, industrial heritage and the arts. The trail passes by the home of Manchester United and Lancashire County Cricket Club, as well as crossing the Bridgwater Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal. Tour highlights also include the Lowry Centre, the Imperial War Museum North, the famous Swing Bridge and the Kellogg’s building.
Zip file (includes PDF map): 15.18Mb
Audio length: 45.18 mins
Walking time: 90 mins
On the Old Trafford, Trafford Park and The Quays trail, you will hear about many of the area’s major historical highlights, including:
One name, but two venues. Learn about the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club and, not far away, the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ – the home to Manchester United Football Club.
The Manchester Ship Canal
The walk takes you over this historic industrial thoroughfare, which helped Manchester achieve its reputation as a centre of industry in the late 19th Century.
The Imperial War Museum North
Designed by Daniel Liebeskind, the disorientating museum follows the theme that war shapes lives, through a series of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
This area was once – and in many cases still is – the British base of many well-established brands, such as Kelloggs, Rank Hovis and Vickers – and these building still stand.
The Lowry Centre
Representative of the regeneration that has taken place in the area, the Lowry Centre comprises two theatres, an art gallery, a restaurant, a shop, and conference areas.