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Manchester: Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game & Tour

1. Manchester: Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game & Tour

You are invited to discover the haunted places of Manchester with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Manchester, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

2. From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

Departing from Manchester in the morning, set off on a day trip to Derbyshire's Peak District. The first stop is in Castleton, a quaint old town that attracts visitors from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Wander the streets, enjoy a beautiful view up a valley, and learn about the history at the fascinating information center. Proceed then to Monsal Head, a scenic viewpoint. Hear about the impressive history of the famous viaduct that emerges from green hills to create a unique view. Stop for lunch in Bakewell next. Not only is this town exciting to look at, it's also the birthplace of one of England's most famous desserts, Bakewell pudding.  Continue to Poole's Cavern. Opt for a visit to this enormous limestone cave system that has been described as one of the wonders of the Peak District. This series of caves has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and countless other visitors, all who have marveled at its many chambers, stalagmites, and stalactites. Travel back to Manchester, arriving in the late afternoon.

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Manchester: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

3. Manchester: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

Join a local host in Manchester and explore some of the city's hidden gems, local hangouts, and secret spots. Enjoy a private and personalized experience with a host matched to your interests and preferences. Whether you're a soccer fan keen on getting to know the city that Manchester United and Manchester City call home, or just looking to indulge in some northern English culture, your host is excited to share their city with you. Get ready to lose yourself in all that Manchester has to offer; just don't forget to get the scoop from your host about other things to enjoy in the city. Visit regenerated docklands and more, and pick up some of the local lingo. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they're all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

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Manchester: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

4. Manchester: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore Manchester. Receive messages to a phone from Captain Bess, a snarky pirate testing out new recruits to join her ship. Travel Captain Bess's carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer and see hidden sights usually missed by tourists. Ask for a hint to continue the journey through the city if the clues get too tough. Begin at Sackville Gardens and sneak along peaceful canal paths and smaller streets, passing hidden gardens and magnificent squares. Learn interesting facts and hear stories along the way about the sights along Bess's route and get a better understanding of the history of Manchester. Get ready to explore Manchester in a new way through this fun and interactive treasure hunt.

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What people are saying about Manchester

It was very nice experience riding with Darren, we went to three places in the lake district as well as a brief photo spot, and during the commute between the locations, we were entertained by his explanations of the history and culture of the area, and his exquisite taste of music. The spots included 2 towns and 1 park, however we would have prefered spending less time in the towns because a total of 4 hours was spent between them.

Excellent full day to take in some beautiful views and visit some interesting and historical villages. Thoroughly enjoyed the day out and the tour guide was excellent. Extremely informative with a fun twist. Couldn’t recommend these guys any stronger. Book, you will not be disappointed!

Amazing experience! I learned so much about Manchester and the Peak District, thanks to all the stories that Darren (our driver) told us during our trip. The town visited are beautiful, and the landscape is breath-taking. Highly recommended.

The guides name was daren,and he was such a nice human being and an exceptional guide.

Darren is informative and funny… we really enjoyed our tour.