Salford Flights:

Flights to Salford

image of SalfordThough part of the larger city of Manchester, Salford does have a number of sights and attractions that make this a tourist destination in its own right.

The Manchester Airport (airport code: MAN) is where flights to Salford arrive, and there are many options for 1 stop flights from South Africa. There are buses and trams from the airport to the rest of Manchester and Salford. A flight to Salford with BMI or South African Airways will make a transfer in London, and SwissAir stops once in Zurich. One other option is a flight with Lufthansa that has a connection in Munich.

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The Tourist Attractions of Salford:

Salford Cathedral
Usually just called the Salford Cathedral, this beautiful neo-Gothic building is officially called the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist. It’s located on Chapel Street, near the Manchester city centre. Originally built in the mid 1800s, it has had some reconstruction done over the years but still maintains its original style. You can tour the building, but services are still held on Sundays.

Kersal Moor
Kersal Moor is a park area of moorlands in Salford, designated as an important area but is not officially a nature preserve. Many local historical events have taken place here, most notably a large political rally in 1838, though today it is just a lovely recreational park and place to get away from the bustle of the city.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery
The displays are a mixture of Salford history as well as both traditional and modern art in the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, so a little something for everyone. There are frequent temporary exhibits that showcase certain aspects of life in Salford, both past and present and admission is free. The museum is open 7 days a week, though the hours are limited to the afternoons on weekends. It’s just a short walk from the Cathedral, on the Crescent.

The Lowry
The Lowry is a modern gallery and theatre complex located in the Quays area along the canal, in an area of new and trendy shops and businesses. It’s a gallery for contemporary and modern artwork of many forms and mediums. There is no admission cost for the gallery, and the hours will vary depending on whether or not there are live performances going on in the evenings. It’s usually open from 10am until 6pm, but you may want to double check that before planning to visit.

Manchester United Museum
A must-visit for any sports fan, especially a fan of British football. You’ll find the museum on Sir Matt Busby Way and it’s filled with hundreds of football displays from history and modern times. There is an admission fee, and because it is housed in part of the stadium, it is not open to the public on any day when a match is going on.

Imperial War Museum North
The Imperial War Museum North is one of 5 related museums that all house collections of war and military artefacts dating from the First World War. There are uniforms, photographs, vehicles and weaponry on display. Admission is free.

When Should You Visit?:

The summer months are probably the most comfortable for a trip to Salford because the winters are fairly cold. June, July and August are the most pleasant months in terms of temperature. Days will be around 20C (68F). May and September are also fine but a jacket may be required for walking around during the day.

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