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Manchester


Manchester is a city in the Northwest of England in the UK. As of 2007, the city of Manchester had an estimated population of 441,200, whereas the Greater Manchester Urban Area had a total estimated population of 2,240,230.

Manchester is famous for its sporting connections, and is home to the Manchester United and Manchester City soccer teams, as well as having played host to the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Manchester


Key Facts about Manchester


Here are some facts about Manchester:
  1. Manchester is a city in Northwest England. It lies within the Manchester urban area, the United Kingdom's second most populous urban area.

  2. Manchester was the world's first industrialized city. The city grew rapidly ("at an astonishing rate" according to one commentator) in the 19th century due to the Industrial Revolution and a massive growth in textile manufacturing.

  3. The Manchester Ship Canal, a 36 mile (58 kilometer) inland waterway connects Manchester to the Mersey Estuary (near Liverpool, and thence to the sea. At the time of its construction in 1894, the Manchester Ship Canal was the longest river navigable canal in the world. Moreover, the canal transformed Manchester from a landlocked city to a major seaport - and for a time, the Port of Manchester was the third biggest in the UK (it closed in 1982).

  4. People from Manchester are called Mancunians.

  5. Manchester is well served by road, rail, and air transport links:

    • Manchester has a motorway ringroad (the M60), which connects to the M602 and M67. Additionally, the M56, the M61, the M62, the M66, and the M67 all serve Manchester as well, and connect to the M60.

    • Within the city, there are extensive bus networks.

    • There are many rail connections available from the city's two main stations at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria.

    • The city also has a modern light-rail/tram system (Manchester Metrolink).

    • Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom, and connects the city to both domestic and internationald destinations.

  6. Manchester is well-known for its sport, and hosted many major sporting events. Additionally, many sports facilities in the city were upgraded relatively recently when the city hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

    Perhaps the most famous sporting facilities in Manchester are:

    • Old Trafford Cricket Ground

    • The City of Manchester Stadium (where the Premier League soccer team, Manchester City FC, play)

    In case you are wondering - Manchester's most famous soccer team, Manchester United, are located just outside the city of Manchester.

  7. Manchester is also known for its media industries:

    • The Guardian newspaper began as the Manchester Guardian.

    • One of ITV's most important franchises, Granada Television, is based in Manchester.

    • Manchester is home to one of the BBC's main centers of operation.

  8. Music fans, may also be familiar with Manchester, as a result of Madchester scene - a British music scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s that mixed dance music, alternative rock music, and psychedelia. Important groups in the Madchester scene included the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, New Order, Inspiral Carpets, James, the Charlatans, 808 State, and Northside.


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Fodor's England 2016: with the Best of Wales (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-12-08
Paperback (896 pages)

Fodor s England 2016: with the Best of Wales (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

With its irresistible mix of storied heritage and cosmopolitan pizzazz, England attracts more than 3 million Americans each year. Fodor's England captures the most memorable sights and experiences in dazzling color, from fabulous historic houses and age-mellowed towns to cozy country pubs and London's cutting-edge galleries.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on The Tower of London, Stonehenge, and English gardens
· Major sights such as Yorkshire Dales, Brighton and Its Seafront, Bath, Stonehenge and Avebury, Hadrian's Wall, London, Oxford and Cambridge, Coastal Cornwall, Cotswold Villages, and Lake District
· Coverage of: London; The Southeast; The South; The West Country; The Thames Valley; Bath and the Cotswolds; Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England; Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District; The Lake District; East Anglia; Yorkshire; The Northeast; Wales

Planning to focus on London? Check out Fodor's travel guide to London.

Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet England is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, visit Shakespeare's home town or take in a London show; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of England and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet England Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, food, drink, sport
  • Free, convenient pull-out London map (included in print version), plus over 95 colour maps
  • Covers London, Newcastle, Lake District, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Midlands, the Marches, Nottingham, Cambridge, East Anglia, Oxford, Cotswolds, Canterbury, Devon, Cornwall, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet England , our most comprehensive guide to England, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on London? Check out Lonely Planet London guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer; or Pocket London a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Great Britain guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Top 20 Places to Visit in England - Top 20 England Travel Guide (Includes London, Manchester, York, Liverpool, Lake District, Cornwall, Bath, Cotswolds, & More) (Europe Travel Series Book 19)

By Atsons

Released: 2015-03-08
Kindle Edition (47 pages)

Top 20 Places to Visit in England - Top 20 England Travel Guide (Includes London, Manchester, York, Liverpool, Lake District, Cornwall, Bath, Cotswolds, & More) (Europe Travel Series Book 19)
 
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Are You Ready to Discover & Explore England?


“20 Best Places to Visit in England” is an easy to use, no-nonsense travel guide showing you the 20 best destinations England has to offer. Packed full of interesting and useful information for each place, this England travel guide is the ultimate travel accessory for discovering this iconic country!


Inside Atsons “20 Best Places to Visit in England”:


  • England’s top 20 best places to visit listed in order of importance.
  • High quality photos of the top 20 places.
  • Easy to digest descriptions of every place.
  • Essential historical information to provide you with a better understanding of each destination.
  • Recommendations of attractions and activities to give you a better visiting experience.
  • The best places to visit include London, Manchester, Liverpool, York, and Cornwall.

“20 Best Places to Visit in England” Travel Guide features:


  • Easy Navigation: Effortlessly jump from one attraction to another using the interactive contents.
  • Add notes to the guide for a more personal guidebook.
  • Use bookmarks to save your favourite pages.
  • A Map of England showing the location of every destination.

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If you are looking for an easy-to-read and straight-to-the-point England travel guide, then this is for you. All the destinations listed contain high quality pictures, historical and background information, attractions and activities, and are listed in order of importance ensuring you’ll know exactly which place you want to visit when discovering England!

I’ve never been to England, will this guide help me?
If you’ve never visited England or plan on visiting but don’t know where to go then this England travel guide is the perfect starting point. England has so many interesting and unique places that it can often be difficult to decide where you want to go. This guide is here to help you with that decision by giving you 20 breathtaking destinations to choose from, with the added bonus of the guide being a top 20 list so you'll know exactly where to start your journey.

Manchester Travel Guide 2015: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Manchester, England (City Travel Guide 2015)

By Gareth G. Lewiston

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Manchester Travel Guide 2015: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Manchester, England (City Travel Guide 2015)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 80 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 86 Cuisine Types. "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Museums, Art Galleries, Stadiums, Cinemas, Performing Arts, Arcades. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Bars, Pubs, Gay Bars, Hookah Bars, Latin Bars, Sports Bars, Karaoke, Comedy Clubs, Jazz & Blues, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.


 
 
 

 
 
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