Situated in the heart of the North West of England, Greater Manchester’s Salford offers visitors a look at both past and future, whilst also being just a stone’s throw from Manchester city centre.
1. Ordsall Hall
Step back in time and take a visit to Salford’s Grade I listed Tudor manor house, Ordsall Hall. This heritage site dates back to 1177 and has played home to a great variety of families ranging from Tudor nobility to mill workers. Entry is free, so why not put some of that money saved towards a picnic which you can enjoy in the orchard, before stepping inside to experience the changing exhibitions and immersive room settings.
2. Helly Hansen Watersports Centre
What better way is there to enjoy the sun during the summer, then in the water? If you agree then you need to get down to the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, with a fantastic range of activities and the most up to date equipment you’ll take to the water with ease. You can either do a one off class with a group of friends such as Stand Up Paddleboarding or Kayaking or if you want to make more of an investment why no take a course in sailing or powerboating. This is definitely not a day out for the faint hearted!
3. Clifton Country Park
There’s nothing better in the summer then finding a great local park where you can go and hang out with friends. Clifton Country Park is a local nature reserve with a beautiful lake and lots of green space and fresh air. Why not grab a group of your friends, pack a picnic, bring a bat and ball for a game of rounders and catch the number 8 from Salford Shopping Centre towards the park.
4. Worsley Village Heritage Trail
Whether you’re new to the city or already live here but haven’t explored the area very much, then the Worsley Village Heritage Trail would make a great day out. Taking you on a tour of Worsley it takes you alongside the canals whilst learning about revolutions, architecture and certain historical figures from the area. There’s a great selection of pubs in Worlsey so for some more fun why not make the Trail into a pub crawl.
5. Media City UK
If you wander down to the waterfront you will find Media City UK, a development with everything digital at the heart of it. You will find studios for companies such as BBC and ITV , aswell as lots of great places to eat or have a drink, perfect for those sunny days when you can sit outside with a drink in your hand and a group of friends.
If you are planning to study in Salford this September and haven't booked accommodation yet, there are still rooms available at iQ Salford. You can even enjoy more of the summer by arriving early, get in touch with the team to find out more.
If you're not studying in Salford this September but you are doing an internship or summer school in the city, you can also stay with iQ on a short term let. Visit www.iqsa.co.uk/summer/Salford for more details.