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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
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...
This is a densely populated area of Stockport, Greater Manchester. It is fortunate to be close to the edge of Cheshire, thus residents have the benefit of being within easy reach of some attractive countryside...
The City of Salford lies at the heart of the Metropolis known as Greater Manchester in an area where cotton was once king and its mill workers were portrayed for posterity by acclaimed 20th-century artist L.S.Lowry...All Greater Manchester towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Greater Manchester
Manchester's fine 15th-century church of St.Mary was raised to cathedral status in 1848. It is a magnificent example of.....
Manchester's leading producing theatre company, based in the historic splendour of the Victorian cotton exchange building...All Greater Manchester AttractionsCastles in Greater ManchesterGreater Manchester Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
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Random England fact:
The name Big Ben is not the name of the clock tower itself, but the name of the Great Bell inside the tower.
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