Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage. The Castlefield conservation area’s 18th-century canal system recalls the city’s days as a textile powerhouse, and visitors can trace this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry
Greater Manchester is just part of the story. For the discerning music lover, this city stirs your soul at every corner. Sure, it’s not the only British town with a rich music heritage; nearby Liverpool gave the world The Beatles; Birmingham produced Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin; and London lays claim to The Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols and countless more. But for a child of the eighties like me, it’s Manchester that really resonates.