HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
NEW SIGHTSEEING BUS WILL TAKE IN SALFORD ‘TOURIST HOTSPOTS’
 

Star date: 10th April 2017

HOP-ON HOP-OFF TOURIST BUS COMES TO SALFORD

This Friday will see the launch of a new hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus which will take in the 'tourist hotspots' of Salford as well as Manchester, complete with running commentary by Lord of the Rings actor Dominic Monaghan.

There are 15 stops on the initial route which begins at Manchester Town Hall and includes Salford Cathedral, Salford University, The Lowry and The Quays. But will the tourists know they are in Salford?

Full details here...


Salford Cathedral Manchester Sightseeing Bus Shelagh Delaney's The White Bus
Shelagh Delaney's the White Bus
click image to enlarge

Tourists coming to Greater Manchester may miss the delights of Langworthy and Little Hulton but they will see Chapel Street and Salford Quays, as a new hop-on hop-off partly open-top sightseeing bus service launches this Friday.

Run by bus tour operator Philip Higgs, the Sightseeing Manchester double decker will initially have 15 stops from its start point at Manchester Town Hall on Albert Square, including Salford Cathedral, Salford University, The Lowry and The Quays.

Tourists won't notice that they are in Salford, as most of the places the bus stops at in the city have already been re-branded - Salford University, Manchester; The Lowry Outlet, Manchester and MediaCityUK, Manchester*...

The other stops are King Street; Aytoun Street; Piccadilly Gardens; Church Street; National Football Museum and Victoria Station; Manchester Cathedral; Trafford Road; Old Trafford; Imperial War Museum North; Museum of Science and Industry and Bridgewater Hall.

The tour will run every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, with multiple departures per day. There will also be a taped commentary throughout the tour by Lord of the Rings and Lost actor Dominic Monaghan, who grew up in Stockport...

'...And on your left please see the historic Ye Olde Nelson pub...Oh, Salford Council's knocked it down!... And here we are approaching the new unaffordable housing, as Salford's working class gets swept away for luxury apartments...

'...And here's Media City, where we play spot the Salfordian who's got a job here...Now we're at Salford Quays – don't fucking swear, or you'll get fined by Salford Council etc...'

Tickets can either be booked in advance or bought from the driver, and are valid for 24 hours. An adult ticket is £12; young person, student or OAP £6, and there's a Family Ticket (two adults, three children) at £25; or a Four Adult ticket at £30. Click here for details


*See previous Salford Star article – The End of Salford As We Know It – click here

See also the film The White Bus – Shelagh Delaney's mockery of Sixties Salford Council – click here for article

Fletcher wrote
at 8:00:45 AM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
William Burroughs is so lacking factual knowledge that he ignores Preston, Newport, Lisburn and Newry, who were all granted city status to commemorate the Golden Jubilee. Stirling was therefore not the last town to become a city, apart from alphabetically.
 
white wrote
at 5:29:52 AM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
William Burroughs displays his ignorance. Salford was granted city status in 1926 by ‘letters patent’, which are as we know ‘legal instruments in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch’.
 
William Burroughs wrote
at 12:00:33 AM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Can you please tell me what member of the royal family proclaimed that Salford was a city because Stirling was the last place to be named as one
 
John Kirwin wrote
at 2:04:13 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017
Bliar is, was, and ever shall be...the epitome of ordure
 
Salford Star wrote
at 9:30:30 AM on Monday, April 10, 2017
See Tony Bliar comment below...If you look closely at the article you will see a photo of Salford Cathedral, which means Salford is a city in its own right. Never noticed Lambeth being declared a city - are we missing something here?
 
Tony Bliar wrote
at 9:28:00 AM on Monday, April 10, 2017
Who gives a sh!t? You don't see people in London going "oh it should be called the Lambeth Eye not the London Eye".
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Manchester Conservative Party Conference Protest Photos
Salford Star contact
Salford Star
Salford Star print
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SWINTON LIONS REVEAL NEW ‘MANCHESTER’ LOGO
This all comes down to ONE thing! Salford is seen as being a negative aspect with regard to publicity and promotion. Manchester is... [more]
article: NEW SALFORD STAR HOODIES AND SWEATSHIRTS AVAILABLE
They are pretty impressive. I know as I have felt the texture and admired the boldness of the logo. If you are proud of Salford an... [more]
article: SALFORD STAR ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2017 OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS
I'd like to nominate JB BARRINGTON A performer who I've seen numerous times over the last few years And he never fails to entert... [more]
article: AGECROFT WALK RAISES MONEY FOR SALFORD DEMENTIA CHAMPIONS
Well done Gill and gang. What a great cause. You all did amazing.... [more]
article: SALFORD BROWN COW PUB DEVELOPERS TO AVOID £100,000S IN PLANNING PAYMENTS
Apparently there has been a Brown Cow pub in Winton since the 17th Century.Another bit of local heritage bites the dust. Still - t... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

ZOMBIES INVADE ECCLES FOR SALFORD CREDIT UNION AWARENESS WEEK

Star date: 16th October 2017

ZOMBIES GIVE OUT THE MESSAGE: 'DON'T GET SPOOKED BY RIP OFF LENDERS'

A zombie flashmob invaded Church Street in Eccles at the weekend to give out the message: 'Don't get spooked by rip off lenders - get local'.

The event was to kick off Greater Manchester Credit Union Awareness Week and to point people towards using the not-for-profit Salford Credit Union, rather than payday and doorstep lenders, and expensive credit cards.

Full details here...

NEW SALFORD STAR HOODIES AND SWEATSHIRTS AVAILABLE

Star date: 15th October 2017

BRAND NEW SALFORD STAR HOODIES AND SWEATSHIRTS IN STOCK

The Salford Star's new range of black hoodies, and black or white sweatshirts, are now available, priced £25 and £20, with every penny of profit going towards keeping the Salford Star alive and kicking.

Get one now!

Full details here...

GREG MURRAY AND THE SEVEN WONDERS AT THE SALFORD ARMS

Star date: 15th October 2017

UPLIFTING LIVE MUSIC AT ITS BEST

Greg Murray and the Seven Wonders
Saturday 21st October 10pm
Salford Arms free

Eight piece rock, alt, folk combo, Greg Murray and the Seven Wonders, take to the stage at the Salford Arms in a free gig next Saturday, complete with brass section and live tunes that promise a euphoric and uplifting night, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

THE HAUNTING OF BLAINE MANOR AT KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 15th October 2017

BLAINE IS BACK WITH A BANG

The Haunting of Blaine Manor
Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th October
The King's Arms £10/£8

As a preview for Halloween, check out eerie at its finest in Joe O'Byrne's The Haunting of Blaine Manor at the Kings Arms, a "horror masterclass", as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

AGECROFT WALK RAISES MONEY FOR SALFORD DEMENTIA CHAMPIONS

Star date: 15th October 2017

GILL'S WALK FOR DEMENTIA RAISES HUNDREDS OF POUNDS FOR CHAMPIONS

Last night over two dozen people went on the now annual Gill's Walk For Dementia which took place at Agecroft Cemetery. The group raised hundreds of pounds for Salford Dementia Champions, volunteers who try and improve the delivery of dementia services in the city.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx