Places to visit in Trafford

Trafford is home to world famous attractions.

Dunham Massey

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Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis nestled between the urban sprawl of Manchester and rural tranquillity of Cheshire. A herd of fallow deer wander amongst the ancient trees of the deer park. The park is also home to the fully restored 400 year old working sawmill and the historic stable buildings. With special events all year round, there’s plenty to brighten your day at Dunham.

Visit the National Trust website  for further information.

Imperial War Muesem North (IWMN)

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Explore a timeline of conflicts from the First World War to the current day. Get up close to objects that have borne witness to conflict and hear how war shapes lives through extraordinary stories of ordinary people. IWMN is located opposite The Quays and MediaCity UK, and forms part of Greater Manchester’s unique waterfront destination.

Visit the Imperial War Muesem website for further information.

Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford

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Manchester United Football Club is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world. Through their 140-year heritage they have won 66 trophies, including a record 20 English league titles, becoming one of the world's leading sports brands and a global community of 659 million followers.

Old Trafford Football Stadium has a capacity of approximately 76000.

Whether you’re a Manchester United fan or not, a visit to the Museum & Tour Centre is a day to remember! You can see the pitch close up as well as have your picture taken with the trophies and other memorabilia. 

Visit the Manchester United Football Club website for further information.

Emirates Cricket Ground, Lancashire Cricket Club


Emirates Old Trafford, home to Lancashire Cricket Club, is an all-encompassing venue for sport, business and leisure.

Boasting major international cricket matches, world-renowned concerts such as Ariana Grande’s ‘One Love Manchester’, quality conference and event facilities for up to 2,000 delegates and a unique four-star Hilton Garden Inn, it’s a hive of activity.

Following the completion of a £60 million redevelopment, supported by Trafford Council, between the years 2020-24 the multi-purpose venue will host high-profile international cricket matches that will see more than one million visitors to the ground. The direct economic benefit to Trafford is estimated to be worth over £83 million.

Visit the Lancashire Cricket Club website for further information.

The Lowry, Media City

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The Lowry is a registered charity committed to using visual and performing arts to enrich people’s lives. At the heart of the outstanding work is a commitment to Greater Manchester’s local communities and young people. The Lowry is a world-class arts centre based at the core of the region’s creative and cultural quarter which delivers a diverse programme of theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy and visual art as well as events and activities to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike.

Visit The Lowry website for further information.

The Waterside, Sale

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The Waterside is a thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale, comprising a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces. The centre is an important regional hub for both performance and visual art. The Waterside is a major touring venue for theatre productions, music groups, comedians and art exhibitions, whilst providing a vital resource for the local community.

Visit the Waterside Arts website for further information.

Intu Trafford Centre

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Intu Trafford Centre, with 31 million visitors per year, is perhaps the single best-known and most iconic retail and leisure destination in the UK. Compelling in-centre leisure options including a 20-screen Odeon cinema, Namco Funscape with 18 bowling lanes, extensive arcade games and soft play, and Laser Quest; it’s easy to see why intu Trafford Centre has become the ultimate day-out destination for many visitors from outside of the borough.

Visit the Intu Trafford Centre website for further information.



Whether you love to shop, thrill seek, keep fit or perfect your golf swing – TRAFFORDCITY is the place you can indulge your passion. If retail therapy is your bag, TRAFFORDCITY has it covered, with one of the most successful and dynamic shopping and leisure destinations in the UK – intu Trafford Centre. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix at the UK’s longest indoor ski slope – Chill Factore or do a sky dive at the world leading skydive centre iFLY.

With some of the region’s top attractions for kids including LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, SEA LIFE, Play Factore, and the recently opened Dino Falls Adeventure Golf, there is something to keep the whole family happy. With capacity for more than 3,500 people, EventCity is one of the largest conference and exhibition venues in the UK with space galore including meeting rooms; and outstanding corporate catering facilities.

Visit the Trafford City website for further information.