Castlefield Viaduct

Castlefield viaduct

Striking Victorian-era steel viaduct, on the way to becoming a green ‘sky park’ in the heart of historic Manchester.

View of castlefield viaduct from street level

Book your visit

Castlefield Viaduct will open from July 2022. Please note that visits will be guided and you’ll need to book your tickets in advance. Bookings will open in June.

Castlefield Viaduct

Things to see and do

Video

Watch our fly-through video

See what the viaduct could look like in summer 2022 when we transform it into a temporary urban park above Manchester to test ideas and get your feedback.

An artist impression showing what this 'sky park' above Castlefield could look like

A garden in the sky

Find out about our plans for the viaduct garden, including some of the key plant species that feature in the design, and how they provide a unique garden setting.

Castlefield Viaduct

History

View of Castlefield Viaduct and the surrounding buildings

The history of Castlefield Viaduct 

Built in 1892, the Castlefield Viaduct is a core part of Manchester's remarkable industrial heritage. Discover more about the history of the area, and how the viaduct played a key role in the city’s story.

Castlefield Viaduct

Our work

Two workers in hi-vis-jackets surveying the Castlefield Viaduct

Our work at Castlefield Viaduct 

In summer 2022, Castlefield Viaduct will open as a temporary park in the sky – a meeting place for people and nature that celebrates the industrial heritage of Castlefield.

The view along Castlefield Viaduct

Combatting climate change on Castlefield Viaduct 

Climate change is the single biggest threat to our precious natural and historic landscapes – including those in urban settings like Castlefield Viaduct. With this in mind, we’re working hard to make sure that this project has environmental sustainability at its heart.

Castlefield Viaduct

Get involved

Underneath the viaduct

Ways to support Castlefield Viaduct 

We'll need to raise funds to help make this happen for Manchester. Find out how you can get involved and help to revitalise the viaduct.

Two volunteers hugging at the Back to Backs in Birmingham

Volunteer with us 

We’ll be recruiting for volunteer guides and other roles to support the viaduct project. If you’re interested, please email us at castlefieldviaduct@nationaltrust.org.uk and we’ll be in touch with more information.