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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

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Altrincham (16 Pictures)

First developed as a quiet hamlet on the edge of the sweeping Cheshire Plain, where life went quietly on...

The Eye, Manchester

Manchester (227 Pictures)

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

Marple, Greater Manchester

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...

A picture of Reddish

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

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Hollingworth Lake Country Park (52 Pictures)

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Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral (11 Pictures)

Manchester's fine 15th-century church of St.Mary was raised to cathedral status in 1848. It is a magnificent example of.....

A picture of Platt Hall

Platt Hall (2 Pictures)

This is a pleasant russet brick house built by Timothy Lightoler in the Mid 18th-century. The interior contains one of the most.....

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