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.
The revitalised Salford Quays dockyards now house the Imperial War Museum North (designed by Daniel Libeskind) and the Lowry cultural centre.
Manchester is the fourth-most densely populated city in the EU.
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