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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
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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 14:00:45 on 12 April 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 11:29:52 on 12 April 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 06:00:33 on 11 April 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 20:04:13 on 10 April 2017
Bliar is, was, and ever shall be...the epitome of ordure
 
Salford Star wrote
at 15:30:30 on 10 April 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 15:28:00 on 10 April 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".
 
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