Manchester Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
Terry EmeryNo, it doesn’t always rain in Manchester - but the pre-Pennine sprinkler effect certainly helped establish the Lancashire cotton industry that was a key part of the city’s economic growth. Another was having a major port despite being 35 miles from the sea, with the historic ship canal one of the 18thC industrial marvels. It is now an important commercial centre but with a strong cultural and sporting background - notably the unique Hallé orchestra and the fierce rivalry of the two Premiership football clubs, United and City.

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National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Scots Gaelic
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
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