Regional Lure of Manchester

By: Krissy Haze
Manchester is situated in the north west of the uk was given city status in 1853. A big city, it boasts a population of over 450,000, which makes it the 14th most densely populated city in Europe.

The city boasts pair of major railway station, manchester piccadilly and manchester victoria. it's also servedby local & national bus and coach services, many of which leave from the city's chorlton street coach station.

Manchester rose to prominence in the nineteeth century, when it was at the middle of the industrial revolution. The city was ideal for the textile trade as it was humid, as well as a capable supply of water. The city's rivers also generated water power that ran the machinery in the mills. the ready availability of coal and the transport system of railways and roads also helped it become an industrial centre. because of this, countless cotton mills started to spring up throughout the city.

Manchester's cotton mills still remain today, although plenty of them have been changed into offices & flats. thanks to the 1996 ira bomb that destroyed a lotof the city centre, Manchester also has many modern structures, too.

There are lots of things to do in Manchester, including many museums & galleries. some of the best are URBIS, the manchester museum & the Whitworth Art Gallery.

The Whitworth art gallery has a wonderful permanent collection of work, which include art by artists such as Picasso, Paul Klee & David Hockney. as well as this, the gallery also has many touring exhibitions.

Manchester is renowned for its great opportunities for shopping, which cater to every taste. Indeed, you will find everything in the city, from high-end designer shops such as harvey nicks to high street retailers such as miss selfridge & HMV.

If you would rather go to alternative shops, you will not be disappointed either. in fact, the city has a handful of fabulous music shops, vintage fashion shops & other quirky retailers located in the northern quarter.

Manchester is famous for its night life, which means that its only right that you try it. Whether you enjoy a tasty glass of red wine or going to a gig, we are sure that you will find some fantastic things to do in this fun city.

Manchester is linked with music & a number of famous bands hail from the city, which include the courteeners, Badly Drawn Boy & morrissey. if you would like to watch the next big thing, you will find countless live music venues in the city.

For a more vip evening out, you could visit one of the city's vip wine bars instead. Here you will be able to mix with an refined crowd & have some high-quality cocktails.

If you're looking for somewhere a little more special to stay during your visit to manchester, you certainly will not be disappointed. in fact, the city has branches of much major chain hotels, which include the ramada & the Hilton.

For travellers on a budget, you will be pleased to discover that the city has many guesthouses & bed & breakfasts too.
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