15 Best Places to Visit in Greater Manchester

At the heart of this large conurbation in northwest England is a city adored for its industrial  innovation, culture and cool.

Stay in Manchester for the live music, restaurants and museum and then visit the towns and cities that sprang up overnight in the 1700s.

The canals that once transported coal, cotton and textiles are now restful destinations for a waterside stroll or barge trip, and you’ll never have to look hard for imposing old mills, warehouses or wharfs, many of which are protected by law.

Go east and you come to the moorland of the South Pennines and the Peak District, while south of Manchester are cute villages where high-earning professionals return in the evenings and on weekends.

Lets explore the best places to visit in Greater Manchester:

1. City of Manchester

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Manchester

As cosmopolitan as they come, Manchester is second only to London for culture.

For dining you could come to Chinatown of the Curry Mile, and if you’d like some edification there’s the world-class Museum of Science and Industry, as a nod to the city’s industrial legacy, and the very large Manchester Art Gallery.

The city is a pilgrimage site for lovers of English popular culture, seduced by stories about Factory Records , the  Hacienda and the “Madchester” scene.

And if you want to see who else is coming through there’s a plethora of small live music venues, enough to win Manchester the title of best live music city in Britain in 2016.

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