Coronation Street the Tour to close

The visitor attraction will shut its doors at the end of the year

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Tours around the former set of Coronation Street are to end on 31 December 2015, it has been confirmed.

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The visitor attraction – in which viewers can see the old Quay Street cobbles as well as interior sets such as the Rovers Return – has been open to the public since April 2014.

Since it began, the tour has welcomed over half a million Corrie fans paying pilgrimage to what was the home of the ITV soap for over 50 years. Following its closure, the site will be handed over to its new owners Allied London, who are set to redevelop the area.

Speaking today, James Penfold, ITV Controller of Partnerships (Commerce & Ventures) said: “The tour at Quay Street was always for a limited time and the demand has exceeded all our expectations.

“However, all good things have to come to an end and the Coronation Street lot will be removed in early 2016 for the site to be returned to Allied London for future development.”

Coronation Street was based at the Quay Street site from the earliest days of the show in 1960 through to the end of 2013 when it moved to its current location at MediaCityUK on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal.

See what the tour has to offer here.

Tours are still available to book through Radio Times Travel – click here to find out more!

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