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Video: The first Coronation Street fans to visit the old set of the soap

From today the public are being given access to the hallowed set of Coronation Street.

The old site has become a temporary attraction, now that the soap has moved to its new home at Media City in Salford.

Scores of visitors queued from first light to be the first on the famous cobbles:-

The tours will continue until October 4, 2014. For more information, go to

www.coronationstreettour.co.uk.

Picture Gallery: Corrie fans queue to be first to see old soap set

The first fans onto the famous cobbles

From today, the public are being given access to the hallowed set of Coronation Street.

The old site has become a temporary attraction, now that the soap has moved to its new home at Media City in Salford.

Corrie fans wait to see the old home of the famous ITV soap
The old set is now a temporary tourist attraction
Crowds line up to see the new attraction
Visitors have been promised some surprises on their tour
The first of many snaps to be taken today at the old Corrie set

Former Coronation Street site opens to the public

After 53 years, Coronation Street filmed its final scenes at the Quay Street Studio's on December 20th 2013. Coronation Street has now moved to its new home at MediaCityUK leaving behind the street and all of its history. The original set is opening today as an attraction.

Britain's most famous Street opens to the public this weekend

For the first time ever visitors will be able to take a guided tour inside the studio, and will be able to take have their photo taken behind the bar of the Rovers Return.

Other tour highlights will include looking behind the scenes at some of the star's dressing rooms and wardrobes, and visiting Roy's Rolls and the Kabin.

The tours will continue until October 4, 2014. For more information, go to www.coronationstreettour.co.uk.

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A romantic proposal on tower in the sea in the Isle of Man

Richard Mylchreest proposes to girlfriend Sam Lindsey-Birchall Credit: ITV Granada

A man proposed to his girlfriend whilst visiting a tower in the Isle of Man that is normally cut off by the sea.

Richard Mylchreest popped the question to Sam Lindsey-Birchall and luckily she said yes.

Thousands of people walked to he Tower of Refuge in Douglas Bay Credit: ITV Granada

The couple joined thousands others who walked to the Tower of Refuge in Douglas Bay.

The tower is usually inaccessible but an exceptionally low spring tide meant the public could walk to it, supervised by the coastguard.

The Tower of Refuge in Douglas Bay Credit: ITV Granada

The event raised money for the RNLI, whose founder built the tower in 1832 to give shelter to sailors when ships were wrecked on the rocks.

Richard Mylchreest and Sam Lindsey-Birchall Credit: ITV Granada
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