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New Manchester Walks

Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4AJ, England
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Turned up to find walk cancelled

Went into Manchester for the 24 Jan ‘Victoria Park in Winter’ walk, having looked forward to it for... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
geoffhh2018
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Fascinating Tour with Steve!

Steve Bourne was our guide for Manchester last May and he was wonderful! He is extremely... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
newlextravels
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Walks, tours, coach tours and cruises led by professional, qualified, highly-knowledgeable and entertaining guides including Ed Glinert, Penguin author and former Private Eye journalist.
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Went into Manchester for the 24 Jan ‘Victoria Park in Winter’ walk, having looked forward to it for some time. Found I was the only one to arrive at the start. Weather was fine. Walk leader told me abruptly that the walk would not run...More

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EdGlinert, Owner at New Manchester Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

You're absolutely right but it's no fun taking one person on such a detailed, long and involved tour. It's not then a tour but one person talking incessantly to another for two hours. It's a difficult conundrum. I do some 500 tours a year. About...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Steve Bourne was our guide for Manchester last May and he was wonderful! He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Manchester. From history to music to architecture to art to sports, he covered many bases for us. We were very impressed with Steve's extensive and...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Manchester appears to be one giant building site at the moment but among all the forgettable office blocks, shops, apartments and student flats there are – it seems – some real gems of world class quality. The Birth of the Cool walk shows you some...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I booked myself and some Irish/Canadian visitors on a special Charles Dickens's Manchester tour to coincide with the Manchester Literary Festival. It was a superb way to get new insights into some familiar parts of the city and to discover fascinating facts about places that...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We did the Southern Cemetery tour yesterday and found it very interesting, I never knew there was so much to see. Impressive monuments and beautiful grounds. Ed was well-informed and had obviously researched each person thoroughly whether it was the grave of Tony Wilson, LS...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Have lived in Greater Manchester area for 38 years and only been in Manchester Town Hall twice. As venue closing at end of year decided to take a visit on a walking tour. Meeting up at Midland Hotel we were escorted by a very knowledgeable...More

Thank Michael N
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EdGlinert, Owner at New Manchester Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks very much for the nice review. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I did the Poverty and Politics walk - and was really glad that I did. A fascinating couple of hours round parts of the city I would never have dreamt of going to. A wide range of locations and information about the dreadful conditions that...More

Thank David F
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EdGlinert, Owner at New Manchester Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks for the glowing review. John Alker will be pleased! We do a huge range of political tours as well.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was the final walking tour of places conneceted with Ian Curtis linked with the True Faith exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery. I contacted the organizers before, first because the booking info on the gallery website indicated that it was possible to book then...More

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EdGlinert, Owner at New Manchester Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks Shelagh. It was a very difficult tour to research given that so many of the places associated with the group and Ian Curtis have gone. I tried to provide a good range of all sorts of topics - from their flirtations with fascism to...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were really looking forward to going around Manchester Town Hall with a guide before it closes for 5 years at the end of the year. The great day came and we were taken around by Ed Glinert, who, to be fair was knowledgeable about...More

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EdGlinert, Owner at New Manchester Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

This review is so wrong, on so many points and needs answering. • “Ed Glinert, who, to be fair was knowledgeable about the building”. Talk about damning with faint praise! The reality is that nobody has researched Manchester Town Hall like me. No one has...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Yesterday's Corrie Tram Location Tour was unforgettable from the very start with tour guide Ed Glinert threatening to abort the whole thing. I could not believe what I was witnessing. Having travelled two hours on the train with a friend especially for this it was...More

5  Thank Lucinda H
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EdGlinert, Owner at New Manchester Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thanks for your comments, Lucinda. I will try to answer each one. I have to do so to protect my reputation and business. I am really sorry that you and anyone else had an unpleasant experience. I’m not quite sure what I can do now....More

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helenmgaskell
27 November 2016|
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Response from EdGlinert | Property representative |
Sorry. I've only just seen your question, 7 months late! I tend not to go on TripAdvisor as it's full of trolls with an axe to grind. Cn I ask which tour you're referring to? Please contact me via our website, New Manchester... More
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