250 Salford Quays

The Ship Canal transformed Manchester into a major port, but now Salford Quays is itself transformed. What was once a decaying dockyard is again busy, with magnificent office buildings, new housing, clean water for fishing, and a waterfront to be proud of. And the jewel in the crown is the Lowry Centre where, as well as two theatres, Salford's world-famous matchstick men have found a permanent home, in a gallery built specially for them.

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LOCATION: One and a half miles from Manchester City Centre
START: Salford Quays Metrolink Station and adjacent car park
Grid ref: SJ813970 Postcode: M5 3DA
DISTANCE: 2 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours
MAP: Available from Tourist Information Centre
EN ROUTE: Imperial War Museum,

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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