Residents are being given two reasons to visit Heaton Park this weekend, with tours of the historic Heaton Hall and the unveiling of a plaque showing what can be seen from Manchester’s highest point.
The Friends of Heaton Hall will lead free tours of the Georgian building, as part of this week's Heritage Open Days.
The tours will give visitors a unique insight into the building's history, designed by James Wyatt as a home for the Egerton family.
Visitors will be able to see sights such as the hall's Cupola room - designed with mirrored walls and a domed ceiling for Lady Egerton and one of only three such rooms left in Britain.
The tours will run from 11am-3pm on Saturday 8 September and Sunday 9 September but places need to be pre-booked by calling 0161 773 1085 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, a special plaque is being set up at the park's Temple - which is the highest land point in the city and which offers views across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
The plaque, known as a viewing indicator, will highlight points of interest which visitors are able to see from this vantage point, from the Peak District in the east to Jodrell Bank in the south and - on a clear day - even the Welsh hills to the west.
The plaque has been commissioned by the Friends of Heaton Park and is being unveiled at 10am on Saturday, after which it will be available for anyone visiting the park.
Cllr Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council's executive member for arts and leisure, said: "There's never a shortage of reasons for visiting Heaton Park but this weekend there's two very special events taking place there and I'd like to thank the hard work of both of these friends groups for making this possible."