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New Manchester Walks

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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.
Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4AJ, England
+44 7769 298068
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

No sign of him or anybody else. No answer from his mobile. I assume he got no other bookings so just didn't bother to show up

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sunny D
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The experience of many of the reviwers was similarto ours. We were very disappointed by the tour. The inappropritely unprofessional manner of the guide was quite unsuited to conducting a tour and we would certainly not recommend a tour with him.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ManchesterWalks, Owner at New Manchester Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

The individual who wrote this never actually came on the tour he's criticised but instead gate-crashed late with his rude, arrogant, aggressive friends who lost their tempers for no apparent reason and spoiled the tour for everyone. The reviewer says he was disappointed with the...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I took my friend, who was on a short visit from Paris, to the Hidden Art Treasures of Manchester tour yesterday and we loved it. We found our tour guide Ed to be informed, entertaining and clearly passionate about the subject, this made for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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EdGlinert, Owner at New Manchester Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks so much. So nice to be appreciated. I've put massive amounts of work into that tour, which is one of the hardest on the circuit but I'm always leaning more, given the nature of the subject.

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

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

Date of experience: December 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank David F
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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