Coronation Street set to open for tours

Coronation Street fans will have the chance to wander the TV soap's famous cobbles

Fans of Coronation Street will have the chance to wander the long-running British soap's famous cobbles as the TV set opens to the public.

From May 26, guided tours will operate throughout the year on Saturdays on the external sets of the program at MediaCityUK in Manchester.

Fans will be able to see the cobbled Coronation Street set, as well as Rosamund Street and the new extended Victoria Street set, which was unveiled in March and includes a tribute to the Manchester terror attack victims.

Continuum Attractions, which will run the tours, said they will last about 90 minutes and will be packed with stories of filming and secrets from the soap, as well as photo opportunities.

"It is with great pride we announce our operation of guided tours round the Coronation Street external sets at MediaCityUK from later this month," Continuum Attractions chief executive Juliana Delaney said.

"The show has such an extraordinary connection with their fans all across the world, we're delighted some will be lucky enough to now follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters and walk down those famous cobbles."

John Whiston, managing director continuing drama and head of ITV in the North, added: "Turning the corner and stepping out on to the most famous TV street in the world never gets old, even after working here as long as I have.

"I still get such a massive thrill.

"To be able to now share Coronation Street with the most important people on the show - our audience - is very exciting and I hope they soak it all in and enjoy it as much as we do."

Tickets are STG35 ($63), including booking fee.