Castlefield Viaduct is being transformed into a ‘garden in the sky’ for visitors to explore and enjoy. Castlefield Viaduct has worked with a selection of local groups to plant a range of areas on the viaduct and embrace the natural beauty of the area. As well as a series of seasonal gardens, a section of the viaduct has been left open so that visitors can view the reclamation process in action. With fantastic views over Manchester, the viaduct is the ideal place to take some time to relax and immerse yourself in nature’s own mission of reclamation. Visitors can also explore the Secret Garden full of dense foliage and bright colours. A merger of industry and natural beauty, the Castlefield Viaduct takes advantage of native species whilst showcasing Manchester’s proud industrial history.

Please check their website for details. Access to the Viaduct is by guided tour only in the mornings. There is a window of time for walk-ins in the afternoons.


There are two accessible chemical toilets with baby changing facilities at the Viaduct.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

There are static induction loops in the welcome area and portable ones for use across the property.

There are two wheelchairs free to hire. Additionally, there is level access throughout with only a slight incline to the visitors’ centre. Also, there is seating throughout the park space.

There are three public lifts that grant access to Castlefield Viaduct. They are located in Deansgate train station, Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop, and by the Roman Gardens.

To visit another garden in the north, click here.

Q Are dogs allowed?

Assistance dogs are welcome.

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