It’s all systems go when it comes to the National Trust’s Castlefield Viaduct, and now plans for a magical light trail have been announced for Christmas. This festive season, step out of the busy city streets and into a winter wonderland of nature and peace. With a lantern lit wander, a chill out space and festive plant tours, Castlefield Viaduct is the perfect spot to take a time out this season and experience a bit of quiet before you dive back into the parties and presents.
As the nights draw in Castlefield Viaduct transforms into a magical, sparkling grotto. From 3.30pm to 5pm every day, drop in to wander along the light trail and visit the garden in the sky in a different way. It’s the perfect time for a moment of rest above the busy city, take in Greater Manchester’s 21st century skyline and maybe even spot a bat or two.
The Castlefield Viaduct light trail will be like no other, high in the sky with a view over the city, and is something a little bit different to get immersed in this Christmas.
The Christmas light trail at Castlefield Viaduct is just one of many festive attractions popping up for Christmas in Manchester, alongside the light trails at Heaton Park and Dunham Massey, the new Mayfield Park installation, and the wonderful Lanterns and Light event at Chester Zoo.
Castlefield Viaduct is open all the way through the winter holidays until January 2, with regular booked morning tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. You can simply take a winter wander after 12.30pm those days and all day Wednesdays, weekends and Bank Holidays. The viaduct is closed Christmas Day (December 25) and Boxing Day (December 26).
After a walk through the winter garden you can also take some time out, settle in with a good read or simply watch nature go by in the Castlefield Viaduct Cosy Corner. This December the visitor building will be transformed into a relaxing spot with books, board games and easy crafts plus the spectacular views of the wild viaduct and Castlefield below.
Castlefield Viaduct will be closed 2 January – 10 February 2024 to refresh the gardens and make sure everything is ready for spring and summer.
You can book a slot for Castlefield Viaduct on available dates here.