Famed for its cotton industry, Manchester contains much industrial heritage. The county of Greater Manchester is greatly urbanised with a large population and built-up areas.  This makes it a great place for enjoying historical attractions or for soaking up some culture in the numerous museums and galleries.

Places to visit

Museum of Science and Industry, The Lowry art gallery, the Imperial War Museum, Manchester Museum, The People's Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Heaton Park, Museum of Transport. 


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Livi Michael

Sam Stone

Sophie Hannah

Jonathan Kemp

Ted Lewis

Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden) 

Anthony Burgess

Elizabeth Gaskell

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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