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About the county of Greater Manchester

The 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Greater Manchester

Lock gate, Marple canal

Marple (24 Pictures)

Marple has many splendid canal features from the past, these include a flight of 16 locks and a three arched aqueduct which takes the Peak Forest canal over the River Goyt...

Overlooking Paper Mill in Ramsbottom from St.Catherines Way.

Ramsbottom (9 Pictures)

The countryside surrounding the town offers lakes, woods and hills, with distant Winter Hill rising to a height of 456 feet...

River Irwell, Salford

Salford (47 Pictures)

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...

Wigan Market

Wigan (52 Pictures)

Wigan is a sociable town with a long history, it received it's Royal charter in the middle of the 13th-century, but prior to that the Roman's had built a settlement here...

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Recommended attractions in Greater Manchester

Hollingworth Lake at night

Hollingworth Lake Country Park (52 Pictures)

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Reddish Vale, viaduct on winter's evening.

Reddish Vale Country Park (6 Pictures)

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Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Royal Exchange Theatre (1 Pictures)

Manchester's leading producing theatre company, based in the historic splendour of the Victorian cotton exchange building...

Wythenshawe Hall in Wythenshawe Park, Greater Manchester

Wythenshawe Hall & Park (3 Pictures)

Wythenshawe Park is one of Manchester Leisure's regional parks. The park is set in 109.27 hectares (270 acres) of green area and.....

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