About the United Kingdom4.5

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 Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry cultural centre.

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries and hotels whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike.

The city is famous for the rivalry between its football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United, whose stadium, Old Trafford, has a museum and tours. Many of the city`s 19th-century, red-brick warehouse and factory buildings now house shops, boutique hotels and nightclubs. Major shopping areas include the Arndale Centre, King Street and St Ann`s Square. The city is known as the birthplace of pop bands like The Smiths, New Order and Oasis, and the music scene is still prominent in clubs and venues of the Northern Quarter. Birmingham is a major city in England`s West Midlands region, with multiple Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century history as a manufacturing powerhouse. It`s also… Belfast is Northern Ireland`s capital. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912.

This legacy is recalled in the renovated dockyards` Titanic… Edinburgh is Scotland`s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home… Cardiff is a port city on the south coast of Wales, where the River Taff meets the Severn Estuary. It was proclaimed the nation`s capital in 1955. The revitalized waterfront at Cardiff Bay includes…

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