Fallowfield lies three miles to the south of Manchester City Centre and is bordered by Withington, Rusholme and Burnage. Its value and attraction lies in not only the wealth of local facilities but also the ease of access to all of Manchester’s cultural and recreational facilities virtually on the doorstep without the cost of city centre living.
There is a large Sainsbury’s and a wealth of bars accommodating the student demand for nightlife. Drinks tend to be cheap due to student demand; including £2 cocktails at Font.
Aside from the numerous take-aways and fast food outlets (including the UK’s first-ever drive-thru McDonalds), there are also plenty of restaurants
Fallowfield is an area with a great variety of property- from new developments to terraced houses, corporation housing and large period houses. While many of the large Victorian terraces are now five to 10 bedroom student homes, there is still a strong community in the area.
Fallowfield is just three miles from the city centre, which can be reached by car, bike, train from Mauldeth Road Station, or on the 24-7 bus service. The route to the city centre is the busiest bus route in Europe!
The former Fallowfield Loop railway is now a cycle track running from Debdale Park to St Werburgh’s Road Metrolink station and forms part of Routes 6 and 60 of the National Cycle Network.
Across Fallowfield there are several primary schools and it is within the catchment area for nearby secondary schools. There are two private high schools in Fallowfield- Withington High School for Girls and Manchester High School for Girls.
Platt Fields Park hosts events throughout the year including festivals and firework displays and includes a pleasure lake for boating and fishing, and even a Shakespeare garden containing only plants that are mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays.
There is a smaller park at Ladybarn on Burnage Lane, with children’s play area, multi-use sports area (MUGA), bowling green, tennis courts (courts are free)and skateboard park.
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