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ZipTipz Manchester Travel Guide
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Home to the Manchester United soccer team, this town has more to offer than just sports. Retail via the modern city center shopping complex and a vigorous youth scene can be appreciated when you visit for business or leisure.

District Guide

Altrincham and Sale: Located in the south west outskirts of the city, Altrincham is a pleasant suburb of leafy avenues and fashionable shops including Rackhams. To the east neighbouring Sale offers many attractions of its own, particularly of a sporting persuasion, with Sale Sharks Rugby Union...

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Historical Background

The very earliest origins of Manchester can be traced back to the establishment of a Roman outpost called Mancunium in AD79, the remnants of which are still to be seen at Castlefield. While the fort was maintained and developed subsequently by the Saxons, it was not until 1301 and the grant of...

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Where To Stay

Manchester city centre offers a vast choice of accommodation to suit all price brackets - for the business user or tourist - within close proximity to the city's tourist sights and main amenities. Equally, if you wish to explore the various popular attractions and pleasant countryside on the city...

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Dining and Drinking

Due largely to the incredible influx of residents to the city centre, created by the rapid pace of urban regeneration over the last few years – and the money this has brought to the area - there are lots of places to eat with plenty of choice. While only a few of the best and most popular...

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Entertainment

Entertainment

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Recommended Tours

Recommended Tours

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Manchester is a major city within Greater Manchester in North West England, historically notable for being the world's first industrialised city, and its subsequent central role in the Industrial Revolution. The city, heralded as the "Capital of the North", is a centre of the arts, the media, higher education and commerce, and is considered by many of its citizens to be England's second city.

The City of Manchester is a metropolitan borough with City status. The metropolitan borough has a population of 441,200, while the Greater Manchester Urban Area is home to 2,240,230 people, making it England's third largest conurbation after those of Greater London and the West Midlands.

Manchester is well known for its sporting connections being associated with two major Premiership League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United and for having hosted the XVII Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Manchester city centre is on a "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Sites—mainly based around its network of canals and mills, which facilitated its development during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century.

Manchester has been occasionally called Cottonopolis, as during the Industrial Revolution, it was a leading international centre of cotton spinning. More recently the city has been referred to as 'Madchester' due to the city's prominent music scene of the same name.

The Greater Manchester county consists of the City of Manchester and the other metropolitan boroughs which surround it: Trafford, Tameside, Salford, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Stockport. The Manchester postal area contains parts of all ten boroughs except Stockport - Salford and Sale form separate post towns within the area.

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