A great metropolitan county found in North West England, Greater Manchester is the second most populous city in the U.K., having a population of more or less 2.7 million. It is known for its refined culture with sports, art, music and film. It is bounded by Lancashire to the north and Cheshire to the south, and by Merseyside to the west and Derbyshire and West Yorkshire to the east. It comprises 10 metropolitan boroughs with Manchester being the county town, which is also dubbed as the second capital city by the British.
The city is itself a cliché for a reason. When one hears Manchester, one always thinks of Manchester United, as the county is known for its large and influential culture when it comes to football. Yet there are other numerous clubs and stadiums that were created as facilities for sports like the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. But don't forget to visit to visit the Imperial War Museum North and Manchester United Museum and Tour Centre when you are in Trafford. If you happen to be at Salford, visit the Lowry and see the beauty of L.S. Lowry's creations. Within the vicinity holds two theatres, which are known for holding plays and comedy shows. Lovers of film and television should take note of the Greater Manchester Film Festival held in MediaCityUK down at Salford as well.
When you get to Oldham, pass by Gallery Oldham as they hold some of Picasso's works but don't forget to visit the Carnival as Oldham is known for the circus entertainment. And when you get to Manchester, visit the MOSI or the Museum of Science and Industry, which showcases the inventions of the past and the innovations of the present while you get to have fun with all the activities they offer. With so much to do in Manchester, you should take time to enjoy the city and not forget to take strides in the county's rural side after the city shows you its brilliance.
The Lowry – A theatre gallery situated in Salford, Greater Manchester, it houses the famous work of L.S. Lowry, which includes oil, pastel and watercolour. It has two theatres and a drama studio which hosts plays, operas and comedy shows.
MOSI – A large museum located in Manchester, Greater Manchester, it showcases the development of science and technology with a fun-filled activities as you tour the place.
Closest Airport to Manchester: Manchester Airport – 13 Miles
Closest City Centre: Manchester – 0.0 Miles
Closest must see location outside Greater Manchester: The Grand Theatre Blackpool in Lancashire – 59.8 Miles