Switch Off: Take a dip in Manchester’s infinity pool

Switch Off: Take a dip in Manchester’s infinity pool


Switch Off: Take a dip in Manchester’s infinity pool

Nothing beats an evening swim, unless it’s accompanied by views across a city skyline.

A woman looking at iconic buildings of Manchester from an rooftop pool

Perched on the seventh floor of the King Street Townhouse Hotel, a small south-facing infinity spa pool overlooks Manchester’s town hall and clock tower, whose views are made even better by the orangey-pink hues of the sun setting over the rooftops. The hotel spa area also includes a steam room and relaxation area (with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows), and you can even book in a massage or facial, if you really want to unwind.

King Street Townhouse Hotel

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Be a farmer for the morning


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Collect eggs from the hen coop, check on the goats and sheep, chow down on a homemade egg sandwich and have cuddles with the resident sheepdogs – all in a morning’s work on Rossendale’s Cronkshaw Fold Farm. 

Cronkshaw Fold Farm, Rossendale

Enrol in gin school


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Gin fanatics will love this three-hour interactive workshop run by the City of Manchester Distillery, where you’ll learn about the drink’s history before making your own personalised bottle.

City of Manchester Distillery

See another side to the city


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Photographer: Emma Ledwith Photography

This community-minded tour, hosted by Invisible Cities and their experienced tour guides, goes beyond the grandeur of buildings and into the nitty gritty of Manchester’s streets and homeless population.

24 Sep 2019(last updated)