Manchester is nestled between the Cheshire Plain, the Pennines and the city of Salford in England. The area is one of the most populated conurbations, with over 2.87 million people calling it home.
Manchester is considered the birthplace of the industrial revolution, thanks to the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761. After steam power was invented, the city became a main stopping point for the up-and-coming textile industry.
Manchester is also home to Rolls Royce. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met at the Midland Hotel in 1904. Rolls was a car salesman, and Royce was an engineer. The two started their own car company and launched their first car (the Silver Ghost) three years later.
- Manchester was first established by the Romans in 79 AD. The name stems from the Latin word Mamucium, which refers to breast-like hills.
- In 1917, Ernest Rutherford split an atom for the first time at Manchester University. This breakthrough helped develop nuclear power and radiation.
- Manchester was dubbed a city in 1853, and the Manchester Ship canal opened forty years later in 1894. This canal links the city with the Irish sea, helping Manchester become a booming port.
- Manchester Castle: This 1422 castle rests on the banks of the River Irwell and is the official Cathedral of St. Mary, St. Denys and St. George.
- The Canals of Castlefield: These canals offer spectacular views as you walk or get a boat tour of restored Victorian houses and a Roman fort. The 1761 Bridgewater Canal is especially popular for its shops and restaurants.
- Football Museum: Manchester is home to two of Europe’s greatest football teams—Man City and Man United. The Football museum features memorabilia and the history of this beloved sport.
Manchester is a great place to visit for the whole family. With its great nature views, fantastic sports facilities and rich history, there’s always something new to discover