Manchester audio tour: Theatre of Dreams: A Walking Tour around Old Trafford

Theatre of Dreams: A Walking Tour around Old Trafford

Walking Tour

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30 mins
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0.7mi

About the Tour

Manchester United is one of the most prestigious, respected and feared teams in world football.

This is a self-guided, walking tour around the iconic Old Trafford football ground. While you do the dramatic walk leading to the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, you'll experience the history of the club and then explore the ground. Finally, you'll step into the Class of 92’s newly built Hotel Football.

Tour Producer

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Bernie Smith

My name is Bernie Smith and my co-author is Maureen Hunt. Together we wrote the book George Best: A celebration. As avid collectors of George Best memorabilia, we came to realise that every collectable, keepsake and souvenir had a special story surrounding it.

Join us as we share with you the special city of Manchester, its rich football history and the special footballing stories it has to share.

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Major Landmarks

  • Old Trafford football stadium

Directions to Starting Point

This tour starts outside the Trafford Pub, located on Warwick Road. As you stand outside, you will see the road leading to Old Trafford. The ground lies about 400 metres down Sir Matt Busby way although on matchdays this road is closed to all cars without parking permits.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Old Trafford Museum, Hotel Football, Café Football, Old Trafford Supporters Club.

Best time of day

Anytime between 08:30 and 18:00. Avoid using the tour during football game time, as the Munich Tunnel is only open to ticket holders.

Precautions

Take care passing the busy A56 by using the pedestrian crossing.
Keep to the outside of the stadium, rather than follow the inner tunnel (or the GPS will not trigger the audio content).

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Theatre of Dreams: A Walking Tour around Old Trafford