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    Manchester is a city located in the north west of England. The city centre is situated on the River Irwell and organizing a visit there is a good idea. Manchester is one of the biggest cities in England and has a diverse traditional and cultural importance worth seeing and experiencing.


    The Manchester area was established in Roman times. General Agricola named a fort he built there ‘Mamucium’, which means breast-shaped hill. It remained a small market town until the start of the Industrial Revolution, starting in the 18th century. With its damp climate, it was perfect for cotton processing and with the invention of the steam-powered engine for spinning and weaving, the cotton industry rapidly established throughout the area. Manchester quickly became the most vital industrial centre in the world. In 1838 Manchester was incorporated as a municipal borough and city status for the borough was granted in 1853.

    Recent Events

    On 15th June 1996, the IRA bombed the city centre and the resulting reconstruction created a great regeneration of the city centre, with new locations like the 'Triangle' and 'Printworks' establishing new city attractions for shopping and entertainment. The regeneration after the 1996 IRA bombing and the XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester has changed the city greatly. The old 1960s attractions in the city centre were knocked down and replaced with a new more modern look. Some areas such as Hulme, have undergone massive regeneration programs and expensive lofthouse apartments have since been built to serve the growing business class community.


    Manchester Ringway Airport is the third most busiest airport in the UK in terms of the number passengers every year and is connected to a dedicated railway station. The city has two train stations, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly connecting Manchester to other towns and cities in the UK. There are also high speed trains to London are that run from Manchester.

    Manchester and the surrounding areas have a large bus service network with frequent services in and out of the city connecting to all the nearby towns and villages.

    Manchester has a tram system called the 'Metrolink' which is operated by Serco. Metrolink connects the city centre to Bury, Altrincham, Eccles and Eccles. It is a high-frequency service, with trams running every 6 to 12 minutes.


    Manchester has a quite a few busy squares, plazas and shopping areas. In the city centre, Deansgate has plenty of shops, including department stores, bars and pubs. There are two big shopping centers, the 'Arndale Centre' in the middle of the city and the 'Trafford Centre' with a food hall, multi-screen cinema and Namco games centre. The other shopping centers include the 'Triangle' which serves the more youthful and up market customer and the Royal Exchange Centre.


    Manchester has two universities, The Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. The latter is the biggest full-time non-collegiate university in the UK. Nearby is the University of Bolton, the Royal Northern College of Music and University Centre Oldham means the student population is in excess of 73,000 which is one of the largest in Europe.

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