"The Quays" Salford Things to Do Tip by spidermiss

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The Quays were formerly Salford Docks (part of the Manchester Docks) that were opened by Queen Victoria in 1894. The docks were one of the busiest in Britain until the decline in the 1970s which led to the closure in 1982.

Since 1982 the docks were invested and regnerated intensively by the Salford City Council, the government and private investment. A redevelopment plan was made for the Quays where The Lowry (named after a local artist) (April 2000), Imperial War Museum North (Opened in 2002) and recently MediaCity Uk were added. There are also the Lowry Outlet Mall and also a number of residential areas around the docks' piers.

Today, it's a tourist attraction in it's own right with so much for the visitor to see and do. Do check out The Quays website to help you plan your visit.

Address: Salford Quays, Salford
Directions: Metrolink: MediaCity UK
Access from the M602 motorway.

Phone: tic@salford.gov.uk
Website: http://www.thequays.org.uk

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2011
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