Rohan Manchester Outdoor and Travel Clothing

Welcome to Rohan Manchester from Manager Liz, Jasmine, Steve and Faisal.

Shop Phone Number: 0161 832 6272

Shop Opening Times:

Monday 09:30-17:30
Tuesday 09:30-17:30
Wednesday 09:30-17:30
Thursday 09:30-17:30
Friday 09:30-17:30
Saturday 09:30-17:30
Sunday 11:00-17:00

Shop Address: Unit 4 Acresfield, 8-10 Exchange Street, Barton Square (Off St Ann’s Square), Manchester, M2 7HA

Directions to our shop – From Piccadilly Train Station – exit the station onto Piccadilly Approach, walk all the way down through Piccadilly Gardens, continue straight on down Market Street until you get to Marks & Spencers, then turn left at New Cathedral Street on to St Ann’s Square and take the first right down the side of HSBC. We are located just before Barton Arcade.
From Victoria Train Station – Exit through the main entrance leading to Corporation Street, turn right and head for the Manchester Eye (big wheel) in Exchange Square. Turn right behind Selfridges onto New Cathedral Street, walk straight down across the junction on to St Ann’s Square and turn right at HSBC to find our store located just before Barton Arcade.

Parking – Multi-story parking is located at the MEN Arena, the Great Northern Warehouse on Deansgate, beneath Manchester Central (formerly GMEX), Spinningfields and the Piccadilly and Oxford road areas. Most streets have on-street parking, which are guarded by parking meters. There is also a smattering of surface carparks in the city, the closest to Rohan (and biggest) is located next to the MEN Arena at the former Boddington’s Brewery.

Buildings to see  – Manchester Town Hall. Completed in 1877 by architect Alfred Waterhouse. one of the most stunning pieces of Neo-Gothic Victorian civic buildings in Britain. Completed for a then astounding £750,000, this building is a fine representation of the pomp, grace yet sheer tastelessness of yesteryear’s City leaders. If you have the chance, we recommend you take a tour of the building’s interior as it is the inside of a building where Waterhouse’s design skills truly excelled.

You may also want to check out the John Rylands Library on Deansgate. Another brilliant piece of Neo-Gothic architecture, the Rylands is widely regarded as the gem in Manchester’s architectural crown. Built by John Rylands’ wife as homage to her husband’s sterling municipal work for Manchester, the building still stands today (recently renovated with much love) and is open to the general public. Again, another building where an internal tour will pay dividends.

If you’re looking for something a bit more modernist, then check out the Urbis at Cathedral Gardens, just next to The Triangle and Arndale shopping centres and next to the Printworks entertainment complex. Shaped like a glass ship, the way this building interacts with its surroundings and its sweeping forms seemingly melting seamlessly into its environment shows just how much Manchester has regenerated itself with scope for the idea of sustainable regeneration as well as respectfully combining the new with the old. Urbis is currently undergoing a revamp which will eventually lead to the building becoming the home of the National Football Museum.

The architects of Urbis were Ian Simpson Architects, who are also responsible for the first 150m+ skyscraper outside of London; the Hilton Tower. This brilliant glass tower is located on the bottom end of Deansgate, and can be seen for miles around. If you have time, take a trip to the 23rd floor Skybar for a drink and food and admire the beautiful views stretching from the Pennines to Liverpool and on a wonderfully clear day, even Snowdonia.

If none of this takes your fancy, have a wander over to Spinningfields, a new business district located just next to Granada Studios in Manchester City Centre. You can shop, eat or drink, all whilst sitting by the River Irwell, Manchester’s boundary to Salford. In Spinningfields is probably Manchester’s quirkiest new building; the Civil Justice Centre. This is a civil law court designed by Australian architects Denton Corker Marshall and is one of very few forays into the British architectural landscape. 80m tall and shaped like an open filing cabinet, it really is a stunning building which is worth a visit.

If you just want to see some of our wonderful Victorian/Edwardian architecture, then you may wish to have a stroll all over town. From areas like Spring Gardens with the stunning yet petite former Reform Building, to the old warehouse canyons of Whitworth Street, or even to the former slum areas of the Northern Quarter or the industrial splendour of high steel bridges and canals in Castlefield, you will not fail to find something to whet your architectural/engineering appetite.

If you would like to see more of Manchester’s architectural heritage, you should visit the Cube Gallery on Portland Street. Backed by Government agency CABE, Cube is a gallery dedicated to new and old architecture and the impact it has on our lives.

Staff Recommendations – Starbucks and Café Nero are both within 30 seconds walking distance from our store. Deansgate though, has a multitude of various pubs, bars & restaurants, basically anything to suit any individuals taste. Being that we are located right in the heart of Manchester, we have anything and everything you could need from a busy metropolis and all literally on our doorstep. Two recommendations would be the Northern Quarter for drinks, food and a creative bohemian buzz and also the Cornerhouse, which is a cinema/bar/art gallery on the corner of Oxford Road and Whitworth Street, just across the road from the Palace theatre.

Local Knowledge – In Manchester City Centre, you can visit many tourist attractions. There are plenty of museums, art galleries, theatres, music venues; in fact there is pretty much anything you can think of in our fine City. We have Manchester Art Gallery located on Mosley Street, the Whitworth Art Gallery on Oxford Road as well as the Lowry at Salford Quays.
The Lowry is home to Lowry Theatre Group and is frequently host to some of the top travelling shows. There is also the Royal Exchange Theatre, a beautiful theatre located just across the street from our store. Other theatres in Manchester City Centre are the Palace Theatre on Oxford Road and the Opera House which is on Quay Street, leaving just the Contact Theatre (a university run theatre group) located at Manchester University on Oxford Road.

We also have museums, our biggest being the Museum of Manchester which is located on Oxford Road in the University District. If you’re interested in Manchester’s industrial heritage, you may want to take a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Road, just off Deansgate and Castlefield, about 10 minutes walk from our store.

There are many other attractions here in Manchester, most famous will probably be our two football stadiums, Old Trafford for Manchester United and the City Of Manchester Stadium which is the home of Manchester City. Both resplendent in their own architectural right and well worth a visit if you want to get to the heart of this football mad city. We also have several music venues dotted throughout the City, from the very large MEN Arena down to the cosily intimate small bars around the Northern Quarter.

If you can’t find something you want in Manchester, then basically, it doesn’t exist.


  1. Rohan Manchester says:


    It’s a very busy week this week in Manchester, with Food festivals to music and comedy gigs. If you’re popping to Manchester this weekend, it’d be rude not to pop to the Free Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2015, which is in Albert Square over the next 10 days, hosting a variety of tipples and treats. And on our very own street corner, we have plenty of handcrafted goodies in the Manchester Markets.

    Gift Your Gear please donate your unwanted outdoor clothing, that’s waterproofs, fleeces, outdoor trousers, insulated jackets, hats, gloves and rucksack, regardless of brand, including children’s clothing during September and in return we would like to offer you 15% OFF* a full priced purchase made the same day as a qualifying Gift Your Gear donation.

    Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and pop in to tell us all about your favourite nibbles and beverages from the festival.

    Jazz @ Manchester

  2. Rohan Manchester says:

    Afternoon Rohan fans!

    I’m sure you’re all aware that Gift Your Gear has started, offering you 15% off all the new season in exchange for your unwanted outdoor clothing (pretty good deal really?!).
    For the women, the Rohan team have been working hard to create a trendy warm coat with secure zip pockets, and the Islay coat achieves all of these dreams. Perfect for the big city in autumn/winter times, to keep you safe and wrapped up.
    For the men, the Striders have come back with a classic cut and lighter than the previous versions, easily the best three-season trouser on the market! Our own Rohan member Steve is the biggest of fans, wearing them almost constantly during the winter. The original soft-shell trouser, a versatile, practical garment, a necessity for every Rohan man.

    Hope you’ve recovered from your Bank Holiday weekend, I’m sure we’ll see you all soon for your 15% off!


  3. Rohan Manchester says:

    With most of the New Season stock now in store, everyone seems to be getting ready for Autumn. Some are even getting ready for Winter!
    The luxurious Outpost jacket seems to be very popular with customers and staff! Offering you all the protection from our Barricade waterproofing and the added Insuloft for the cooler months ahead.

    As Bank Holiday Monday approaches remember it’s your last chance to spend the vouchers in store.

    Monday Opening Times: 11.00 – 17.00

    Have a wonderful weekend
    Hope to see you soon

  4. Rohan Manchester says:

    Good morning to a very sunny Manchester!

    Match day for Man United which is keeping the streets quiet, but we’re keeping ourselves busy in store with cake for our team member Jazz’s 21st birthday!
    After a busy day yesterday of changing and moving we’ve finally reorganised our shop floor so we can show off all our new gear.
    For any of you gardening fans, we hope you caught the ‘dig the city’ festival which was right on our doorstep. We’ve met plenty of gardeners and flower lovers, showing off some of their old and original Rohan clothes!
    Pop in to see us, show us some of your old gear and see our new range! Or even pop in for some cake and a natter..

    Have a good weekend, from the Rohan Manchester team

  5. Morning guys!

    Alas, the sale has come to a close, but we have plenty of new season stock for you to feast your eyes upon..
    The new women’s Inish chino’s are in stock, in both the grey marl and deep navy, a definite must for this season with UPF protection if that sun decides to shine! A smart, lightweight versatile piece of clothing for 2015.
    And for the guys we’ve got the new Hometown Rugby Tops in the rum and fjord blue, a hard-wearing, fast drying staple top. An iron-free necessity!
    We’re still getting dribs and drabs in, so if you’re about, stop in and check out our new season stock.

    See you guys soon!

  6. Jasmine says:

    Good afternoon from a very damp Manchester!

    On this rather dull day we’re getting ready for the cold and wet with our new season, featuring gorgeous new season colours for both the women’s and men’s. On day like today we’re glad our Elite Jacket is back in store!
    With our sale drawing to a close its a good time to pop in and get a bargain or just say hello to out new team members Liz and Jazz.

    Love from the Manchester Team!

  7. Charlotte says:

    How many of you guys have one of our Microgrid Fleeces? If you do you’ll know how versatile and comfortable they are. If you don’t I recommend you come into store and try one on. Anyone who ventures into the outdoors knows that dry air is a fantastic insulator. And we also know that it doesn’t always occur naturally, particularly in the hills and mountains of temperate Britain! That’s where our Microgrid Fleece comes in. It’s full of holes which trap lots and lots of air. And these holes have lots of other benefits: they make the whole top lighter. They also make it much more packable and far more breathable. All for the same warmth as a much heavier, ordinary fleece.

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