Getting to Potato Wharf, Manchester
With so much to explore at Potato Wharf, Manchester, there’s no time like the present to get acquainted with the local area. The site sits within the ancient setting of Castlefield, named for its Roman fort, and while it is steeped in history, the site is also just a pleasant walk, skip cycle or and train ride from some of the newest and renowned local, and national, hotspots. Here’s how to get around . . .
It takes just 20 minutes to walk from the centre of Manchester to Potato Wharf. The main stretch of your walk will take you along the city’s historic Deansgate thoroughfare, along which you’ll see examples of Manchester’s finest landmarks such as Manchester Cathedral and The John Rylands Library. Then it’s just a right down Liverpool Road where you’ll be tempted by a great choice of bars and restaurants, before turning left to reach Potato Wharf, Manchester.
Getting to and from Potato Wharf by train is easy. Close by, you’ll find Castlefield station which in five minutes will take you to Deansgate and the centre of the city. For trips further afield, the Northern Line will take you to weekend destinations such as York in under 2 hours, to Blackpool in under 1.5 hours and the Blue and Purple Lines take you to London in just 2.5 hours. For jet-setters, the train from Deansgate to Manchester Airport will take around 30 minutes.
The tram is a somewhat novelty mode of transport for many, being one of just a handful of British cities to still have a working system, but for Mancunians and tourists alike it’s a slower-paced form of getting about which allows a wonderful way to see the city and people-watch along the way. You can hop on at Manchester Piccadilly to Deansgate-Castlefield and be in Potato Wharf in just 9 minutes. There are also excellent tram links to Manchester Airport to and from Potato Wharf every 15 minutes, taking around 40 minutes and costing just £3.
You can ride for hundreds of miles in Greater Manchester on dedicated cycle paths with zero traffic, or on very quiet roads. And lots of main roads have bike-only lanes to make your journey easier. In fact, many who have been campaigning for cycle-lanes for years have recently conceded that Manchester is starting to become ‘a cycling city.” Walk Ride Salford, for example, have welcomed the move by the council. Their spokesman recently went so far as to describe it as a "revolution". The below link will take you to a wide selection of downloadable maps detailing the best cycle routes around Potato Wharf, Manchester.
Ok so it’s not the speediest commuter option perhaps, but Potato Wharf Manchester is just minutes from the Bridgewater Canal from where you can enjoy river cruises along the many rivers and canals which formed an integral part of Manchester's 19th century industrial boom. You can hire boats for special events, or join a tour along the river passing the likes of Old Trafford, The Imperial War Museum and MediaCityUK. This is a fantastic tourist option for showcasing the historic side of Potato Wharf within its surroundings while exploring all Manchester has to offer. . . ahoy!