Attractions around Greater Manchester

There are plenty of places to see and visit around Greater Manchester. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Greater Manchester is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Greater Manchester

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    1

    Holme Moss

    Road Cycling Highlight

    get 11-34 cog at the back if you plan to get uphill easier

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    Firdaus
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    Tatton Park

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A regal 18th century country house set amongst 2000 acres of manicured gardens and parkland. The estate dates back at least to the 15th century, when it was owned by …

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    Amy
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    3

    Hebden Bridge

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Quite simply, one of the UK's coolest, most creative and beautiful small towns. Has attitude in abundance. Great for a meander, decent cafes serving great coffee and a lot going on.

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    Kinder Low

    Hiking Highlight

    Kinder Low trig is found on the plateau of Kinder Scout. This spot is very popular with hikers as it boasts wonderful views and is visited by many iconic hikes, …

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    Dan
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    5

    Rivington pike

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great trails and superb views

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    Anant
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    Chorlton Water Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Chorlton Water Park is an ideal place to spend a few hours walking, swimming and enjoying a calm respite in nature. The water park is a Local Nature Reserve with …

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    Amy
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Hiking Highlight

    Take a breath before starting... you'll need it on this challenging climb. Well paved, well marked, well steep... well worth it!

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    Roger
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    Sheephouse Lane

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This great climb is used in the Chorley Grand Prix road race held in April. From the reservoir at Rivington it starts with a steep section to the cattle grid. …

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    Konrad
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    Bridgewater Canal at Monton

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Beautiful canal bank for riding, running, hiking or just whiling away a sunny day. The lighthouse is another cool feature at this part of the canal. It was built in …

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    emmie c
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    10

    Torrs Millennium Walkway

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A 160 meter walkway linking New Mills, the Torrs and Riverside Park, the Torrs Millennium Walkway reveals fascinating geology and heritage. Here, you can visit mills built over 200 years …

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    Amy
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    These mystical ruins are at the heart of Heptonstall, one of the Pennines’ most historic villages. At the centre of the village are the ruins of the Church of St …

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    Dan
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    12

    Stoodley Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    Stoodley Pike Monument is a stone obelisk monument erected in 1856 to mark the end of the Crimean War. It sits atop a 1,300 foot (396 meter) hill and commands …

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    Dan
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    13

    Anglezark Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    A climb of 0.75 miles, travelling north to south, at an average of 8% with the steepest part in the first 0.1 miles where it maxes out at around 25% …

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    14

    Edale Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    Just before kinder low a great place to rest out of the wind and eat a picnic with spectacular views and amazing rock formations.

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    Roger
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    Roych Clough DH

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Mega downhill to the best lunch spot in the Peaks. Super loose rock, techy and steep in places with some step downs. Very fast and very fun!

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    Kelly
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    Blaze Hill

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Starting from the edge of Bollington, Blaze Hill is a challenging climb in the beautiful Peak District. With an incline of up to 25% in places, Blaze Hill is steep …

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    Amy
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    17

    Warburton Bridge Road

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Beautiful private bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal - picturesque for a ride over

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    warrington mersey river

    Bike Touring Highlight

    One of the many places I like not in Warrington

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    Tomi Mens
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    Lymm Beautiful town near the lake

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A beautiful small town with a climate and many places worth visiting. The lake around which there are paths for running or cycling

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    Tomi Mens
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    Highfield Country Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Wild and rugged: welcome to Highfield Country Park. The 70-acres of park land are mostly not manicured, allowing wild grasses and trees to hug the small paths through the woodland. …

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    Amy

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