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Imperial War Museum, North Salford Quays
Imperial War Museum, North Salford Quays
Shambles Square at Night. Photo Ian Roberts
Shambles Square at Night. Photo Ian Roberts
Manchester Stadium. Photo Geograph.org.uk
Manchester Stadium. Photo Geograph.org.uk
Manchester Piccadilly Railway. Geoffrey Stemp
Manchester Piccadilly Railway. Geoffrey Stemp
Beetham Tower, Manchester. John Beswick
Beetham Tower, Manchester. John Beswick
The Lowry and Salford Quays. Pit Yacker
The Lowry and Salford Quays. Pit Yacker
Manchester Airport Terminal 2. Ngapleaz
Manchester Airport Terminal 2. Ngapleaz
Urbis, Central Manchester. Photo Olli Ruhr
Urbis, Central Manchester. Photo Olli Ruhr

Manchester Information

Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a population of almost half a million people. The area itself dates back to 79 AD with the establishment of a Roman fort and it remained a small principality until the early 19th century when the world heralded the arrival of the Industrial Revolution and Manchester became the first of the industrial mega cities.

Manchester is famous for a number of things in its history. It was the site for the world’s first railway station. It is the place where scientists first split the atom and where the first programmable computer was developed. The museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is a wonderful museum dedicated to Manchester’s achievements and a top tourist attraction to discover more history on the city’s innovations.

Visitors to Manchester are treated to a glimpse of the past with architecture that spans generations from the Victorian Cotton Mills to the contemporary Sky Scrapers built in the 1960’s and 70’s.

The area boasts 135 parks, gardens and open spaces with the fabulous award wining Heaton Park at the top of the list covering 610 acres it is one of the largest municipal parks in Europe.

The city enjoys a vibrant night life with bars, clubs, restaurants and theatres and a music scene that has seen the emergence of some of the biggest bands in the world, including 60’s legends, the Bee Gees, the Hollies and Herman’s Hermits and later groups such as Oasis, James, The Stone Roses and many others.

The other main claim to fame of Manchester is Football with two teams vying for top spot. Manchester City, is one of the richest clubs in the world thanks to their extremely well-off owners and Manchester United, probably the most famous of all football clubs with the largest fan base on the planet.

With Museums, Art Galleries, incredible architecture, including the relatively new Beetham Tower, Manchester Civil Justice Centre and the Imperial War Museum, there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste in this incredible city.

For more tourist information Manchester in the UK, you may want to see the official government tourism website Visit Manchester

View Over City of Manchester. Photo by Christian Bier
View Over City of Manchester. Photo by Christian Bier
Manchester Printworks. Photo Courtesy of highcontrast.co.uk
Manchester Printworks. Photo Courtesy of highcontrast.co.uk