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These days, Manchester is a lively and cultured city which can compete at any level with other international cities. Wherever you are, you’ll find yourself among the city’s historical waterways, including the Bridgewater Canal, the first man-made waterway, located in the Castlefield district. A trip along the Manchester Ship Canal, which runs from Salford Quays to Liverpool, is outstanding and displays locks and bridges that have been unchanged for 100 years.
Greater Manchester is made up of ten borough towns, from the East Lancashire steam railway in Bury to the pier and rugby league side of Wigan, each district adding to the city’s unique identity. With easy access to the Peak District and Lake District National Parks, you’re also within reach of the breathtaking English countryside.