Castlefield Area Guide

Divided by the world’s oldest industrial canal, surrounded by red brick warehouses and once a hub of industrial activity, Castlefield is now one of the city’s most tranquil residential spots.

Castlefield is located on the basin of the Bridgewater Canal, and offers waterside living just on the edge of the City. An interesting combination of industrial conversions, cutting edge architecture, and quaint cobbled streets make the area unique.

Eating and Drinking

With its open spaces, canals, viaducts and bridges, al fresco drinking and dining is Castlefield’s forte. There are some wonderful new bars and pubs in Castlefield, which is seemingly busier than ever before, especially on sunny days. ‘Dukes 92’ bar and grill, Albert’s Shed and Choice restaurant are all favourites with locals and visitors alike.


Sites of interest include the remains and reconstructed parts of the Roman Fort of Mamucium. In fact the name Castlefield, is the short form of ‘Castle in the Field’, the name given to the area after the fort was abandoned. The excavated Roman fort is what remains of the ancient garrison that gave Castlefield its name, and next to it sits the open-air Castlefield Arena, the site of occasional gigs and festivals.

Castlefield’s star attraction is unarguably the Museum of Science and Industry devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city’s achievements in these fields. There are extensive displays relating to transport, power, sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing.

Property in Castlefield

Castlefield is a tranquil city haven, which offers you the best of both worlds; close proximity to the city centre and everything it has to offer and the opportunity to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life in Castlefield, which has become one of the city centre’s most sought-after residential areas in recent years. The area combines a mixture of new buildings and converted canalside warehouses which have been developed over the last twenty years to offer contemporary desirable property. With consistent high demand in the area for property for both sale and rental, it makes a wise choice for property investors.

Moving to Castlefield

Castelfield attracts a wide range of people looking to live in one of the many canalside developments all within commuting distance of the Manchester City Centre. If your looking to move to Castlefield, contact us or visit the above Castlefield development guide to see what we currently have available in the area.