The city and county of Manchester is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Great Britain, with a population of over two and half million people.
'As far as the eye can reach, one sees nothing but chimneys, blazing furnaces, many deserted but not pulled down, with wretched cottages around them.'
Manchester - distance from London: 208 miles (334 km)
M6, M60, M61, M62, M67
Black Chew Head, 1778 feet (542 m)
Manchester tart - shortcrust pastry, filled with raspberry jam and a custard topping.
Dunham Massey | Central Art Gallery | Legoland | Museum of The Manchester Regiment | Portland Basin Museum | Bramall Hall & Park | Heaton Park | The Lowry | Salford Museum & Art Gallery | Astley Cheetham Art Gallery | Hat Works Museum | Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery | Wigon Pier | Wythenshawe Hall
Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport, Salford, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan
First mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, circa 920. Roman name Mancunium. The meaning of the term 'chester' relates to a Roman military encampment or town (Old English "caestre"). Man is shortened form of the word 'Mamucio' meaning breast shaped hill. Therefore Manchester literally means, 'Roman encampment on a hill'.