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About the county of Greater ManchesterThe County of Greater Manchester was created from Manchester and also parts of Cheshire and Lancashire in 1974. Made up of ten boroughs, Greater Manchester is situated in the North-West of England. The 1800's saw the opening of the Bridgewater Canal, the first entirely man-made canal in Britain. There are many picturesque country trails and parks to explore throughout this beautiful county. The City of Manchester has many interesting places to visit including, Manchester Cathedral, The Imperial War Museum and Manchester Art Gallery. Manchester is also well known for its famous football club, Manchester United. Local towns include Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale, all well worth a visit.
See our recommended Greater Manchester towns and villages below, along with our listed Greater Manchester attractions, and Greater Manchester hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Greater Manchester
First developed as a quiet hamlet on the edge of the sweeping Cheshire Plain, where life went quietly on...
Audenshaw is a suburb of Greater Manchester. It is probably best known for its reservoirs and the busy waters of the Ashton canal, beside which visitors can see clusters of delightful canal-side properties...
A thriving truly cosmopolitan city with a great mixture of new and old. The capital of the north..
The countryside surrounding the town offers lakes, woods and hills, with distant Winter Hill rising to a height of 456 feet...All Greater Manchester towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Greater Manchester
Manchester's leading producing theatre company, based in the historic splendour of the Victorian cotton exchange building...
Urbis is Manchester’s Centre for Urban Culture and explores Urban culture in the cities of today and tomorrow through four.....
Wythenshawe Park is one of Manchester Leisure's regional parks. The park is set in 109.27 hectares (270 acres) of green area and.....All Greater Manchester AttractionsCastles in Greater ManchesterGreater Manchester Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Greater Manchester Articles
Random England fact:
The house of Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (inventor of the incandescent light bulb) in Gateshead was the first in the world to be lit by a lightbulb.
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