Castlefield Viaduct: look round the new Manchester ‘skypark’ opened by the National Trust

We took a look around the old viaduct which has been turned into a unique urban green space.

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Visitors have been enjoying a new green space in the sky in central Manchester.

Castlefield Viaduct has been transformed into a sky garden in a 12-month project by the National Trust.

Volunteers and organisations teamed up to help plant colourful displays ahead of the park’s opening on 30 July.

And it’s already proving a hit with visitors, who can explore part of the listed viaduct and find out more about its heritage, plus Manchester’s relationship with plants and trees, and insights into urban gardening. Visits are free and accompanied by a guide.

Hilary McGrady, director-general of the National Trust, said: “We hope hundreds of people will visit and enjoy spending time in nature among the trees, shrubs and wildlife that is already starting to make this space its home.”

You can book a visit on the National Trust website here.