Welcome to Visit Longsight Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Longsight

Visit Longsight PlacesVisit Longsight places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Longsight places to visit. A unique way to experience Longsight’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Longsight as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Longsight is an inner city area of Manchester, England, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of the city centre. It is bounded by Ardwick and West Gorton to the north, Belle Vue to the east, Levenshulme to the south, and Chorlton-on-Medlock, Victoria Park and Fallowfield to the west. When you visit Longsight, Walkfo brings Longsight places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Longsight Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Longsight

Visit Longsight – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 319 audio plaques & Longsight places for you to explore in the Longsight area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Longsight places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Longsight history

Longsight is an ethnically diverse area with high levels of poverty, deprivation and crime. Most of the violence came from tensions between two rival gangs which fought “turf wars” with each other since the 1990s. The Gooch Gang, from neighbouring Moss Side, were jailed in 2009.

Longsight geography / climate

Longsight Geography photo

Previously known as Grindlow Marsh, it was incorporated into the City of Manchester in 1890. The district is bordered by Ardwick to the north, Rusholme to the west and Gorton to the east. The old Roman road to Buxton roughly bisects the area.

Why visit Longsight with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Longsight PlacesYou can visit Longsight places with Walkfo Longsight to hear history at Longsight’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Longsight has 319 places to visit in our interactive Longsight map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Longsight, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Longsight places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Longsight & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 319 audio facts unique to Longsight places in an interactive Longsight map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Longsight Places Map
319 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo Longsight tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Longsight


Best Longsight places to visit

Longsight has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Longsight’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Longsight’s information audio spots:

Longsight photo Longsight Electric TMD
Longsight Electric TMD is an AC electric railway locomotive traction maintenance depot situated in Longsight, Manchester, England . The depot code is LG (9A 1950 – 1973). It is one of the largest train depots in the United Kingdom and can hold 179 carriages at one time .
Longsight photo Victoria Baths
Victoria Baths opened to the public in 1906 and cost £59,144 to build . Manchester City Council closed the baths in 1993 and the building was left empty . A multimillion-pound restoration project began in 2007 and is on English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk Register .
Longsight photo Edgar Wood Centre
Edgar Wood Centre was designed by Edgar Wood in 1903 . Nikolaus Pevsner considered it “the only religious building in Lancashire that would be indispensable in a survey of twentieth century church design in all England” Grade I listed building is on Heritage at Risk Register .
Longsight photo Victoria Park, Manchester
Victoria Park is a suburban area of Manchester, England . Victoria Park lies approximately two miles south of Manchester city centre . It is located between Rusholme and Longsight .
Longsight photo Dalton-Ellis Hall
Dalton-Ellis Hall is a hall of residence complex at the University of Manchester . It is situated in the south of the city on Conyngham Road in Victoria Park, next to St Chrysostom’s Church . It has 279 male and female residents in catered accommodation .
Longsight photo Ardwick
Ardwick is a district of Manchester in North West England, one mile south east of the city centre . The population of the Ardwick Ward at the 2011 census was 19,250 . Historically in Lancashire, by the mid-nineteenth century Ardwick had grown from being a village into a wealthy suburb of Manchester . By the end of that century it had become heavily industrialised .
Longsight photo O2 Apollo Manchester
The O2 Apollo Manchester is a concert venue in Ardwick Green, Manchester . It is a Grade II listed building with a capacity of 3,500 (2,514 standing, 986 seats)
Longsight photo Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education
The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is part of the Manchester Pharmacy School, in the University of Manchester . In May 1991, CPPE was created as a direct response to the perceived lack of continuing professional development support given to community pharmacists .
Longsight photo Appleby Lodge
Appleby Lodge is a set of three-storey 1930s blocks of flats with eight entrance doors . The blocks are in a U-shape around a central garden in Rusholme, Manchester .
Longsight photo Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Manchester is one of the oldest earth and environmental science departments in the UK . The Department takes roughly 100 new undergraduates and 140 postgraduates each year .

Visit Longsight plaques

Longsight Plaques 93
Longsight has 93 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Longsight plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Longsight using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Longsight plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.