Thought red double-decker bus tours were something you could only experience in the capital? Try this: Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours are offering the chance to take in the rainy city’s iconic landmarks from the comfort of a closed-top double-decker – so you can enjoy the best that Manchester has to offer, while leaving the umbrella at home. With live commentary from an experienced guide, the tour takes you on a two-hour, 18-mile drive, from the historical abode of the world’s first passenger railway station in Castlefield and the cotton mills of Ancoats, to the modern surroundings of Salford Quays; home of MediaCityUK, The Lowry arts complex and the Imperial War Museum North. There’s also the opportunity to catch a glimpse at the residencies of Manchester’s famous football teams as the tour swings past Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium and Manchester City’s stadium. With all this and much more, come rain (or snow), there’s a landmark for everyone on this fascinating tour of our historic city.

Sat 19 Jan, Meet opposite Yates Pub, Chorlton Street, M1 3LD. Tel: 0800 288 8746, 11.30am, from £12.50,

Sat 19 Jan
Hannah Phillips
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Fri 18 Jan 2013