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Exploring the most picturesque & historic places to visit in the county of Greater Manchester, England.

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

This is St Stephens Church, which is in Audenshaw.

Audenshaw (2 Pictures)

in the county of Greater Manchester

Audenshaw is a suburb of Greater Manchester. It is probably best known for its reservoirs and the busy waters of the Ashton canal, beside which visitors can see clusters of delightful canal-side properties...

Marple, Greater Manchester

Marple (24 Pictures)

in the county of Greater Manchester

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...

Wigan Market

Wigan (56 Pictures)

in the county of Greater Manchester

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 to visit 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.....

Pots and Pans

Pots and Pans (9 Pictures)

The 'Pots and Pans', also known as 'The Druid Stones' are natural rock formations above the village of Greenfield, and are.....

A picture of Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery (1 Pictures)

Internationally famous for its collections of art and design, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, north west England, is.....

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