Gorton Monastery: Manchester’s Taj Mahal


This iconic and  magnificent Monastery was built in the 18th century and is still the responsibility of The Monastery of St. Francis and Gorton Trust. The transformation from a state of near dereliction to an award-winning centre of inspiration has been an incredible tale of almost miraculous achievement.

This is a chance to visit Gorton Monastery to see one of Edward Pugin’s hidden neo-Gothic treasures with a 30 minute presentation on “Saving Gorton Abbey – Manchester’s Taj Mahal”, followed by a walking tour.

This guided tour offers insight into the life and work of the friars who created this much-loved place of worship and an important example of Manchester architecture. Learn about the rise, decline and fall of The Monastery and its magnificent restoration. 

The Monastery is approximately a ten-minute drive by coach from the City Centre.

The coach from Manchester Central will depart at 2.00pm arriving at The Monastery Manchester at approximately 2.30pm. The return coach will depart after at 4.30pm arriving back in Manchester for approximately 5.00pm.

The tour is £48 (£40+VAT) per person including transport and fees for the presentation & tour of The Monastery. Please note no food or refreshments are included in your ticket price.

Minimum numbers for this day trip – 25


Date and Time:

Wednesday 8th May 2024, 2pm


90 Minutes

Coach Pick-up:

Manchester Central