Towards the south-west of Manchester lies one of the largest conservation areas in Manchester, Castlefield Conservation Area.
A mixture of old and new, visitors can enjoy a walk around the site and enjoy looking at a wealth of Manchester's industrial heritage.
Remnants of a Roman fort sit alongside old warehouses, recently converted to modern flats, galleries and studios, resulting in an interesting and picturesque backdrop.
You'll also find the recently redeveloped Liverpool Road Station complex, which now houses the Museum of Science & Industry - another fascinating place to explore.
Other delights include the Church of St. George on Chester, a beautiful, Neo-Gothic building built in 1826.
If you're looking for a free day out activity in Manchester and enjoy the outdoors, head to the Castlefield Conservation Area. There's so much to explore, you definitely won't be disappointed!
Concessions: Free entry