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The Quays

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Address: Salford, England
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+44 161 276 0601
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Visit the Quays, Greater Manchester's stunning waterfront destination, and...

Visit the Quays, Greater Manchester's stunning waterfront destination, and discover culture, history, heritage, shopping and sport within just one square mile. With an award-winning theatre, gallery and museum, discount shopping, stunning architecture, historical tours, cruises and sport, the Quays has everything you need for a great day out. When when the sun goes down, the quayside is beautifully lit, making it the ideal backdrop for an evening stroll, followed by dinner and drinks in one of the many bars and restaurants - plus the excellent accommodation on offer provides the perfect reason to turn your day visit into a short break. There is also a year-round programme of events, including food markets and public outdoor art installations.

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Lovely Area

Salford Quays has been well developed over the past 30 years. It's a nice place to have a long walk around, you can even walk all the way to Manchester from here which is great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dean G
Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Salford Quays has been well developed over the past 30 years. It's a nice place to have a long walk around, you can even walk all the way to Manchester from here which is great for photo opportunities along the way. The only criticism I have is due to over development the area is becoming a little cluttered with buildings... More 

Thank Dean G
Buckingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location. Area totally regenerated with stunning architecture. The war museum and BBC tour were both excellent. Highly recommended. Good team access too.

Thank Keira A
Coventry, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area has been greatly re developed and is the hub of the Media Village. It has the British War Museum and the Lowry Centre and an Outlet Village. There is also a water park where you can learn how to sail, water ski etc. There is also a climbing wall. You can walk around the different named quays and... More 

1 Thank Loucha2015
Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We had tickets for the theatre to watch dance sampled. I couldn't believe it had so much to do outside the theatre. It has a cinema, plenty of shops and places to eat. It's the only theatre I've been to that doesn't just offer a night out, you can spend the whole day at the quays and never run out... More 

2 Thank Graham T
Salford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Lowry Media City Lowry MALL Shopping Bars Restaurants and Hotels Gteat day for visiting seeing what was once the Manchester Ship Canal Docks regenerated to be Shops Housing Retail and places of interests

2 Thank kawabatahughes
Manchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit. Shopping wise not in the same league as the Trafford Centre, but defiantly a good day out with many eateries.

2 Thank ashbobs1211
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I was surprised and please at how many things there were to do in the area and spent a lot of time taking in the sites and the sounds. It's also a good base for visiting the city in Manchester too.

1 Thank 1sammi
Birkirkara, Malta
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went for a night stroll from Travelodge Salford Quays to the Lowry area and it was nice walking by the water inlets. Buildings and bridges were well illuminated and many eating places in the Lowry area. Also well placed to places like Old Trafford and Imperial War Museum.

2 Thank Colin_Frendo
Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A peaceful version to town. The isn't a variety of shops that is available in the Trafford Centre or town, but a decent alternative.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It's nice to have a walk round to spend time with family or love ones.. To see the changes.. Also it's relaxing

1 Thank AshBash96

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