Tours of the former Coronation Street set are to end on December 31, it has been confirmed.
Coronation Street The Tour at Quay Street, Manchester, operated by Continuum Attractions, opened initially in April 2014 for six months.
It was extended due to public demand after approval was granted by Manchester City Council, allowing visitors to continue attending the attraction over Christmas and throughout 2015.
More than 500,000 visitors have been to the former site where Coronation Street was filmed before its move to MediaCityUK, including interior sets such as The Rovers Return, The Kabin, The Duckworth's and the backlot set.
The site will be handed back to its new owners, Allied London, in December to make way for redevelopment.
Continuum Attractions chief executive, Juliana Delaney, said: “We are incredibly proud of the unique experience we have been able to deliver for hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world.
“This December we'll be saying farewell to something extraordinarily special and are truly privileged in operating the attraction to have played a part in making this unique opportunity available for the public to enjoy.”
James Penfold, ITV controller of partnerships (commerce & ventures), added: “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.”
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