How did Manchester become known as Cottonopolis in the 19th century?
This walking tour explores the rise and fall of the cotton industry in Manchester and visits the many buildings and monuments that serve as a reminder of those times gone by; many of which go unnoticed on a daily basis. Sights includes cotton warehouses… from the simple to the sublime, weavers cottages that still line the city streets, the fabulous Royal Exchange (once the hub of commercial of activity in the city centre) and the magnificent Town Hall with its many references to ‘King Cotton’.
The tour is lead by Sue McCarthy of Manchester Guided Tours.
Tour Starting Point: Manchester Town Hall front steps, Albert Square, M2 5DB