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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

Bramhall Park

Bramhall (8 Pictures)

Set in an area where Cotton was once king, midst the towns of Manchester and the quiet rolling acres of sprawling Cheshire countryside, lies the little town of Bramhall whose most famous feature is Bramall Hall...

Ho Ho Ho!

Manchester (227 Pictures)

A thriving truly cosmopolitan city with a great mixture of new and old. The capital of the north..

Snow at Christmas

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...

Reddish Vale Viaduct, Reddish near Stockport

Reddish (37 Pictures)

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...

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Recommended attractions in Greater Manchester

Heaton Hall

Heaton Hall (4 Pictures)

This divine house is a masterpiece of James Wyatt, one of the greatest architects to come out of the 18th century. It was built.....

Sunset over Hollingworth Lake 2

Hollingworth Lake Country Park (52 Pictures)

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