5 places you must see at Coronation Street The Tour
PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 March 2015 | UPDATED: 18:04 13 March 2015
Coronation Street The Tour goes behind the scenes of the television studio where the nation’s favourite soap was filmed for over fifty years before it moved to MediaCity on Salford Quays.
This Kabin set was first introduced in 1990 when Rita Fairclough moved her shop premises onto Coronation Street, which was a regular stockist of Lancashire Life and sometimes Cheshire Life.
It became the backdrop for many of the witty exchanges between the much-loved Rita and Norris and was briefly the workplace of Blanche Hunt before she was ‘let go’ after a few days of her alienating customers and business contacts alike.
No 9. Coronation Street.
The most residents of No 9 Coronation Street have the the much loved Duckworths, Jack and Vera and more recently Tyrone Dobbs.
The iconic stone cladding with splashes of blue was Vera’s idea of making the Duckworth household stand out from the rest of the street, they even went on to name the house “The Old Rectory” to add a touch of glamour.
Websters’ Auto Centre
A new addition to the Granada Studios Tour, the garage was originally called MVB Motors after owner Mike Baldwin, who bought the premises in 1991, employing Kevin Webster as his mechanic.
Kevin bought the garage in 1995 and has owned it ever since, making mechanic Tyrone Dobbs a junior partner in 2008
Manchester has always had a proud tradition with the textile industry and the Underworld factory at times feels like a throwback to to the Cottonopolis days more than a century ago.
Many famous Weatherfield residents have been involved with Underworld over the years and it is notorious for strings of bad luck and death, including people associated with it.
Rovers Return Inn
Forget the Old Vic and the Woolpack, this is the nation’s most iconic pub and in the past, home to Betty’s famous hotpot washed down with a pint of Newton and Ridley’s.
Home to many tough landladies over the years including Annie Walker and the leopard-skin clad Bet Lynch, it has always been the heart of the Coronation Street community
The 50 minute guided tour follows the path that the stars would have taken starting in the green room, going down the corridor with dressing rooms belonging to some of the show’s longest standing cast members, into wardrobe to see iconic outfits and then into the studio where filming took place.