Coronation Street To Go On Tour %7C Group Travel News

The street sets of Coronation Street are set to tour the UK, with an initial run in Glasgow starting this August.

For the first time outside of the north west, groups will be able to visit Coronation Street’s iconic cobbles, sets, props, costumes and memorabilia without having to journey to the tour’s original home in Manchester.

Between August and January 2017, parties will be able to visit the tour at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, before it re-locates to Belfast, subject to full planning permission.

The tour will be stationed in a purpose built inflatable showdome – said to be the largest touring structure in the UK – and inside, groups will find authentic sets and preserved memorabilia.

Groups will begin their visit by being virtually welcomed by fan favourite, Alison King who plays Carla Connor in the soap.

Visitors will then have the chance to explore sets such as Roy’s Rolls and the Rovers, where they will be able to take a souvenir picture behind the bar.

The tour will also include the chance to discover the Duckworth’s and the Platt’s inner set secrets and take a sneak peek at The Kabin set.

The original Coronation Street visitor attraction in Manchester welcomed almost one million visitors during its 18 month run with ITV in partnership with Continuum Attractions.

Dates for Belfast will be announced in due course.

The history of Coronation Street and the tour

Coronation Street is a British soap opera which was created by Granada Television and first broadcast on 9th December 1960.

The soap was originally filmed in Quay Street, Manchester, until 2014, when it relocated to Salford Quays.

The visitor attraction opened on the site of the original set.

Coronation Street was filmed at its first location for 53 years before its re-location.

Builders spent two and a half years recreating the original set at its new location.

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