Salford Visitor information
Salford lies at the heart of the City of Salford, a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England. Ideally located next to Manchester, at the heart of England's north west, Salford offers arts, culture, sport, shopping, heritage, relaxation and stunning scenery.
Ordsall Hall - Salford's Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house - first recorded in 1177. Home to medieval gentry, Catholics loyal to the crown, Tudor nobility, farmers, butchers, an Earl, priests, an artist, scout troops, mill workers and several ghosts!
Salford Museum and Art Gallery - has a programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire.
The Lowry - Built in 2000 at the Salford Quays, a magnificent building which is a shrine to all things art, with theatres, galleries, workshops, cafes and shops.
Positioned at the heart of the Northwest, minutes from Manchester city centre, it's easy to make Salford your next destination if you are coming from Liverpool or Leeds, Birmingham or London or even further afield.
By Road: 4 major motorways pass through the city: the M62 from Liverpool to Leeds, M602 from Salford to Manchester, M61 from Bolton and the M60 Manchester ring road all provide road links to the city.
By Train: Salford has two main stations: Salford Central, on the border with Manchester, and Salford Crescent, near the university, as well as seven smaller stations on the three main lines through the city. There is a regular timetable to Manchester as well as services to Wigan, Liverpool and beyond. Manchester Piccadilly is the region's central station, linking Greater Manchester with the rest of the country.
By Tram: Salford is well served by the Metrolink tram which runs from Eccles into Manchester city centre and from there on to Bury or Altrincham. The service is regular and frequent - for local tram information contact GMPTE on 0161 228 7811 or visit the Metrolink website.
By Air: Manchester Airport is only 20 minutes from Salford.