Friday, 25 March 2011

Manchester Tunnel Tours

Manchester Tunnel Tours
Last Saturday I ventured on one of Manchester’s Underground tunnel tours for my sisters birthday. It was suppose to be a Haunted tour but it was more tall tales rather than spine tingling and petrifying. But even so it was a great couple of hours, bumping around in the dark passageways, learning about countless tunnels, caverns and canals that run under Manchester and the World war II bunkers and basements of the 1800’s.
Our tour guide, really tried to bring the shock factor with quirky recorded noises and eerie music and forbidding us to use our own torches. Which in a group of about 25-30, made me more anxious than anything, if you’re at the back then your in pitch black, groping and clutching around.
It was about 2 hours long (little longer than I expected) but it was enlightening and interesting and at the end of the tour we travelled up 7 floors to the top of the Barton Arcade, and there it was - the most beautiful view of Manchester. It was such a lovely day to be up there (not raining – score!), looking over the roof tops at the city. Great finish to the tour.
£12.50 per ticket You can book on Manchester Confidential

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