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20 Things to do in Salford before you die...

Salford is packed full of 'must-see' things to do for visitors. So make sure you don't miss out and experience the best the city has to offer.

  1. Relive 'The Smiths' legacy with a visit to Salford Lads Club which continues to attract visitors from all over the world.  
  2. Explore the Irwell Sculpture Trail which winds its way from Bacup to Salford Quays and features over 70 artworks. 
  3. Get spooked on a ghost night at Ordsall Hall or just explore this stunning Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house.
  4. Explore MediaCityUK - an unrivalled creative, leisure and digital destination and home to BBC North, ITV, Coronation Street, BBC Philharmonic and the University of Salford. 
  5. See the largest public collection of LS Lowry works in changing, thematic exhibitions at The Lowry.
  6. Discover the city's musical heritage with the Salford Music Map.
  7. Relax with a walk, cycle or a leisure cruise along the Bridgewater Canal.
  8. Discover Worsley on a heritage walk around the village.
  9. Enjoy beautiful countryside in the heart of the city by strolling around the lake and meadows and exploring the Wet Earth Colliery at Clifton Country Park.
  10. Step back in time at Lark Hill Place, an atmospheric re-creation of a typical northern street during Victorian times.
  11. Take in a rugby match at the AJ Bell Stadium
  12. Spend a night at the five star Lowry Hotel which has won over 60 awards since opening 
  13. Try a world famous Eccles Cake by popping into a bakery or making one yourself.
  14. From windsurfing to wakeboarding, take up a new hobby at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre at The Quays.
  15. Get a thirst for knowledge or history on Ale Trails along Chapel Street or in Eccles.
  16. Discover the stories of working people's struggles at one of the most unusual libraries in the world - the Working Class Movement Library.
  17. Cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal from Merseyside to The Quays with
    Mersey Ferries
  18. Tee off with a round of golf at Worsley Park, at Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
  19. Get creative on a photography walk around The Quays and look out for Quays Culture, the innovative international arts programme which animates the outdoor spaces.
  20. Grab a bargain from the 80 stores at the Lowry Outlet.

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