History & Culture

Castlefield is undoubtedly the hidden gem of Manchester town. Tucked only very slightly out of the City Centre, just off Deansgate, the roman ruins of the historic fort meet the hustle and bustle of bars, restaurants and pubs to create the perfect hang-out spot on the weekends or after work.

Walk the cobbled streets around Castlefield and you will see the ruins of the re-constructed roman fort that sits in tranquillity amongst the grass, trees and wildlife.

Castlefield holds a wealth of history and culture from the ruins to the sandstone cliff to its charming canal-side views.

Canalside Views

The canal-side views from Castlefield are truly unbeatable in all seasons. Barca is located at the foot of the bridge cascading over the charming Bridgewater canal where barge boats and fisherman can be seen happily going about their daily lives.

Many residents, workers and dog-walkers in the area walk around Castlefield daily to absorb the views and soak up a moment of calm during their day. Castlefield is an excellent place to take a walk owing to its quaint size, stunning architecture and beautiful views.

Food & Drink 

The Bridgewater Canal Basin, situated at Catalan Square, has become something of a staple among lovers of bars and restaurants in Manchester. If you’re living or working in Castlefield, Barca Bar serves delicious pizza and tapas from 12pm until 8pm in the evening making it the perfect place to grab a quick bite and relax or a delicious evening meal.

If you haven’t visited Castlefield, you absolutely can-not miss it for a friendly catch-up or after work drinks. Its gorgeous surroundings will have you visit again and again. Truly a hidden gem of Manchester that you’ll love so much you might make it your new hang-out spot!