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a Historic City in the county of Greater Manchester

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About Manchester

This university city will be forever acknowledged as one of the great Cotton industrial cities of the north. It is linked to the sea by the 36 mile Manchester Shipping Canal, completed in 1894 and to this day, includes fine modern Docks.

Of the buildings that survived World War Two is the very special and mainly perpendicular Cathedral (formerly the parish church) with its notable woodwork and fine tower. Fortunately, bomb damage was minimal and caused only to the Lady Chapel and one of the two Organs.

The city suffered greatly during the war and many of its famed and beautiful buildings vanished forever. There are though, still an abundance of notable buildings to be seen and admired and one of these is the 15th-century Chethams Hospital. This building is particularly famous for its superb Library - claimed to be the first Public Library in Europe. It is home to many manuscripts of great historical value and to millions of books.

In Albert Square just behind the Albert Memorial is a statue in tribute to Mr. Gladstone.

Since the war years Manchester has grown and developed into the thriving metropolis that it is today. With an abundance of modern shopping arcades and precincts, numerous theatres, international sports stadium with matchless facilities and up to the minute airport - it is not surprising that visitors pour into this splendid city from every corner of the globe. Let us not forget its two giant football clubs with world class players who can justly claim fans from almost every nation.
Manchester, is a truly cosmopolitan city which offers visitors much that is both interesting and exciting and of which its citizens both new and old can be justifiably proud.

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The Midland - QHotels in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England4 stars

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St Peters Square Station(0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
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M602 Junction 3(1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction W)
M602 Junction 2(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction W)
Manchester Airport(8.4 miles, 13.6 km, direction S)
Liverpool John Lennon Airport(27.0 miles, 43.5 km, direction W)
Manchester to London(163.0 miles, 262.3 km, direction SE)

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