Platt Fields Park, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6LA – Visit Now
Platt Hall, built in 1764 to classic Georgian design, now houses the Gallery of Costume, part of the Manchester Art Gallery consortium and well worth a visit in itself. Running through the park is the makings of Chorlton Brook plus the remains of the Nico Ditch, allegedly dug in the space of one night as a defensive line against Viking invaders. Another Platt Fields rumour is that the lake was created as a gift for the landowner’s wife – from above, it’s the shape of a heart.
Services and FacilitiesChildren's play area, 5 a side football pitch, Tennis courts (courts are free), Bowling greens, Veterans pavilion, BMX track, Lake, Boathouse, Skatepark, Park office, Toilets