Attractions to explore nearby Chill Factore
Chill Factore is the UK's Longest Indoor Ski Slope. The main slope is served by two drag lifts, suspended from the ceiling thus widening the available piste area and allowing for easier maintenance of the slope. This differs from the other centres in the UK where the lift supports are on the piste.
The Imperial War Museum North is a majestic museum, which tells the story of how war has affected the lives of British and the Commonwealth citizens since 1914. The museum occupies a site overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal on Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, an area which during the Second World War was a key industrial centre and consequently heavily bombed during the Manchester Blitz in 1940.
Coronation Street The Tour is a sightseeing tour that travels along one of the country’s most famous streets to get an in-depth look at the television industry. During the tour, you’ll have a guide take you along Coronation Street, Rosamund Street and Victoria Street to experience the television shows of yesteryear and discover little-known television industry secrets.
The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex at Salford Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It is named after the early 20th-century painter L. S. Lowry, known for his paintings of industrial scenes in North West England. The complex opened on 28 April 2000 and was officially opened on 12 October 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II.
The Quays is Greater Manchester's unique waterfront destination, situated just 15 minutes by tram from Manchester city centre and an ideal destination for a day out or weekend break. The Quays covers the three areas of Salford Quays, Trafford Wharf, and Old Trafford around the Manchester Ship Canal. These former docks have been completely redeveloped and will soon be home to a large portion of the BBC, creating one of the biggest media cities around.
A majestic ground, situated south of Manchester city centre, forms a famous sporting double act with the "other" Old Trafford, and is the third home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. Old Trafford is England's second oldest Test venue after The Oval and hosted the first Ashes Test in England in July 1884.
Sale Water Park is a man-made lake built in the early 1970s as a bi-product of the M60 motorway construction. The water park is a 152-acre site of which a third is taken up by the lake. It is in an area of the green belt running through the Mersey Valley and is owned by Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Sale Water Park provides important recreational facilities and wildlife reserves, as well as forming part of the flood defenses for the surrounding area of Trafford.
Ordsall Hall is a former manor house in a historic parish that dates back to the 15th century. Once belonging to the Radclyffe family, the hall has been used as a clergy school, a working men’s club and a radio station before becoming a period home and history museum. Today, it is a welcoming and friendly historic house telling the story of the Hall and some of the people who made it their home.
Old Trafford, also known as Emirates Old Trafford, home to the Lancashire Cricket Club, is located south of the Manchester city centre. It is also home to the famous football club Manchester United. Old Trafford has been hosting Test cricket since 1884 and holds a special place in history.
Salford Museum & Art Gallery holds one of the largest collections of art in the Manchester area. The collection is dominated by British Victorian art, much of which has been donated to the gallery by local philanthropists such as Oliver Heywood and Edward Langworthy. Particular highlights are the excellent collection of 19th-century paintings on display in the Victorian Gallery, and the tiles and pottery produced by the local Pilkington Company in the North Gallery.
The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester offers visitors the chance to explore the whole history of science and technology, including the effects on industry throughout human history. The museum is at the site of the first passenger railway station in the world, and parts of this station still stand as Grade I listed buildings.
People's History Museum is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. The museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by, and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, cooperation, and a fair world for all.
Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. From medieval times Damhouse was the site of the manor house for the lords of the manors of Astley and Tyldesley.
Deansgate is the main road through Manchester City Centre, England. It runs roughly north-south in a near straight route through the western part of the city center and is the longest road in the city center at over one mile in length. One of the main busy shopping centers in this area and also here you will get what you need.
The John Rylands Library is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester, England. The library, which opened to the public in 1900, was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands. The John Rylands Library and the library of the University of Manchester merged in July 1972 to form the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, which today is part of the University of Manchester Library.
The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, hosting over 280 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and so more. The venue is named after the Third Duke of Bridgewater who commissioned the eponymous Bridgewater Canal that crosses Manchester, although the hall is situated on a specially constructed arm of the Rochdale Canal.
Albert Square is a public square in Manchester that's home to the iconic Manchester Town Hall and an array of smaller buildings and statues in addition to the open space. The square contains a number of monuments and statues, the largest of which is the Albert Memorial, a monument to Prince Albert, Prince consort of Queen Victoria.
Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester, a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It is composed of 96 councillors, three for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester. The council is controlled by the Labour Party and led by Sir Richard Leese. There are two Liberal Democrat councillors and one currently non-aligned Independent member. Joanne Roney is the chief executive. Many of the council's staff are based at Manchester Town Hall.