Coronation Street – More Ideas

November 9th, 2018 / / 18 Comments »

Coronation Street Manchester

Following Granada Studio’s decision to relocate the Coronation Street set to Media City, avid Corrie fans had a time-limited opportunity to visit the original street.  Unfortunately the Coronation Street Tour has now sadly closed so we’ve put together a few other places that true Corrie fans may like to visit.

1. Coronation Street TV Locations

Take a stroll around Castlefield, Manchester’s Urban Heritage Park, the home to many of Coronation Street’s top stories over the years. Dating back to the Industrial Revolution, this area is packed with cobbled roads, railway viaducts, canals & tramlines that have frequently lent themselves as the scenic backdrop to many a Corrie conflict. Remember Richard Hillman’s dramatic drive into the canal or many of Street Car’s taxi rendezvous! More information within our Castlefield Guide.


The Rovers on Coronation Street

The Rovers taken from the Coronation Street Tour


2. Coronation Street; Fizz’s Annies

Enjoy afternoon tea at Annies that is owned by Coronation Street actor Jenny McAlpine aka Fizz. Dine out in style with the champagne afternoon tea package or keep it simple with just a cup of tea whilst keeping an eye out for one of Corrie’s firm favourites.  We popped along recently to try it & had a lovely afternoon sampling the menu but true fans maybe disappointed that there are no Corrie mementos to be found within.  Perhaps it’s enough to wonder if Corrie cast members frequent the establishment?

3. Coronation Street Tours

Manchester Guided Tours run regular Coronation Street Tours that offers a fascinating insight for ultimate Corrie fans. We’ve previously joined a tour and true Corrie fans will love it. Whilst this tour will doesn’t include entry onto the Coronation Street set, you will visit locations that have been part of the show over the years. Our tour included a stop off at the Sir Ralph Abercromby pub where the Corrie idea was first hatched, a wonder around the cobbled Castlefield area & the Midland Hotel that has lent itself as a backdrop for more than one clandestine encounter over the years. There are plenty of delicious anecdotes along the way to help bring both the show & the Corrie actors to life and was heartily enjoyed by one and all.

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Coronation Street Manchester Annies

Annies – Owned by Jennie McAlpine


4. Coronation Street; Original Set

1. The original Coronation Street set was located next door to the Museum of Science & Industry on the corner of Great John Street, Manchester. Whilst plans are firmly set in place to demolish the original set, avid fans may still wish to visit the site where it all started.

5. Coronation Street; NEW Granada Studios

Coronation Street moved to its new home back in 2014 when a practically identical set was built from scratch.  The NEW Coronation Street set can be found within Granada Studios,  Media City in Salford.  As the new set was being built you could view developments from the Viewing Towers at the Imperial War Museum North located next door but I suspect your view of proceedings will be restricted now filming is underway.


Coronation Street Nick's Bistro

Nick’s Bistro on Coronation Street Tours


Coronation Street Tour, (no longer running)

The Coronation Street tour took place on the site of the original set on Great John Street, Manchester.  Highlights of the tour included visiting interior sets, including the Rovers, glimpsing into the star’s dressing rooms and of course a walk along the famous cobbled street itself.  Whilst this tour is not long available, we’ve included a few details below for avid fans of the show.

Coronation Street Tour; Highlights

1. Sitting inside The Rovers; whilst it took you a moment to get your bearings, (the perspective is slightly different from your view on the telly), it was amazing to be in The Rovers pulling a pint!

2. Corrie Memorabilia; from Hayley’s coffin to Carla’s wedding dress to Deirdre’s glasses, there was plenty of interesting exhibits housed alongside the the internal sets.

3. Wandering along the cobbled Coronation Street set; fortunately, there were no time restrictions on this part of the tour so you were free to wander up & down the street as you wished.

4. Internal Coronation Street sets; from the Platt’s front rooms to Vera & Jack’s home to Carla’s luxurious living room, a selection of interior sets were available to view.

5. Follow the Corrie Stars; a chance to look around their dressing rooms or make yourself comfortable in the Green Room where Corrie stars learnt their lines or made a cuppa!  There was not a lot of glamour to be found here but avid fans will enjoy the experience.

6. The Corrie Ginnel; plenty of nooks & cranny’s within the external set including the alley-way ginnel, (entrance behind the Rovers), Street Cars that was set back behind the bus shelter or even Sally’s famous conservatory.



Jack & Vera's house on Coronation Street

By Liz Walsh



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  1. colin bridge says:

    can we still go to the site of coronation street and see the site

    • Hi, unfortunately the original Coronation Street set is no longer available for tours. Look out for interesting Coronation Street walking tous run by the city council. We’ve done one of these in the past and found it to be great fun.


  2. Judy Clifton says:

    Hi. Can you bring your dog on the Coronation Street Tour. ? Our one is a Shihzu and we can carry her all the time .

  3. Sarah Collins says:

    Could you tell me which travel lodge/ holiday inn is nearest to the tour please. X

    • Hi Sarah, there is a Travelodge on Blackfriars Street, Manchester that is 0.6 miles away or a Holiday Inn Express, 2 Oxford Road in Manchester 0.8 miles if walking to the Coronation Street tours.

  4. Kim bailey says:

    Can you please let me know if dogs are allowed on the tour? Many thanks

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      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Kim, my understanding is that unfortunately only assisted dogs are allowed onto the Coronation Street tour:(

  5. we are looking for to it to visit the corrie tour and we might book it and how much it cost and for the coach trips and fred did say thank you for his reply back lov from Sharon and can you reply back ok

    • Hi, unfortunately we are not involved in selling tickets for the Coronation Street tour so you would be best contacting Ticketmaster to check out the costs of a trip, (you can find a link to Ticketmaster in our Coronation Street Tour article). All the best, Liz

  6. Thomas mcmahon says:

    Hi looking for family ticket two adults two childre n for august 13th or 14th

  7. Wendy Davies says:

    Looking forward to our visit next week, but I would like to know if we could bring our little Yorkie with us?

    • Hi Wendy, whilst we are independent of Coronation Street Tours, my understanding is that only assistance dogs are welcome.

  8. eve tindall says:

    Can u please check if dean smith has emailed u for tickets for ur tour on the 11th of august

    • Hi Eve, thanks for your query…unfortunately Topdogdays is independent of all visitor attractions so I think you are best contacting Coronation Street Tours directly with your query. Many thanks.