Trips & Adventures – 26 July 2018
We met at Piccadilly bus station and walked to the far end to catch a bus to Gorton to visit the famous Gorton Monastery.
In 1997, Gorton Monastery was placed on the World Monuments Fund Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World alongside Pompeii, the Taj Mahal and the Valley of the Kings.
The church and associated friary buildings underwent a £6 million restoration programme and the project was completed in June 2007 when the restored buildings opened as a venue for conferences, business meetings and community events.
However, before viewing the building, we dined in the “secret cafe” (a cool basement room) of the Victorian Pantry cafe.
We tried on some hats, relaxed in the garden and Stuart even posed as a monkey!