The Tour

This culinary tour will start at the National Trust’s iconic Castlefield Viaduct and take you along the route of the 1893 railway line into the Great Northern Warehouse. The National Trust has transformed the giant 330 metre steel viaduct into an elevated park with trees, plants and flowers.

Castlefield is site of the Roman fort of Mamucium, home to the world’s first commercial passenger railway and the place where you can find a pub named after a poisonous potato. Along the way you will sample dishes and bites to eat from independent eateries (adding up to a full meal) and discover the story of the area through the lens of food and drink.

What was the Roman version of Ketchup, did they really get paid in salt? How did they change the culinary landscape of Britain? And how did the canals and railways we built change the way we fed ourselves? To find out the answers to this and more come along and bring your appetite.


  • £50 per adult
  • Tour starts at 12:00 on Wednesday July 5 and lasts approximately 4 hours
  • The Tour will start from The National Trust Castlefield Viaduct –
  • If there is anything you cannot eat then please email ahead of booking to confirm whether your dietary requirements can be catered for
  • This is a walking tour and although there will be chances to rest your feet, please wear appropriate footwear
  • The amount of food on the tour will add up to a large meal