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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

Albert Square, Manchester

Manchester (227 Pictures)

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

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...

Fishing Pond at Reddish Vale, 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

A picture of Chethams Library

Chethams Library (2 Pictures)

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world...

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.....

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...

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