“Plenty for all the family at this beautiful building with a large ornate garden” - VisitEngland Assessor
Salford, Greater Manchester
Not far from central Manchester, Ordsall Hall is some 800 years old and was the home of the Radclyffe family for 300. Visitors can explore the kitchen, the Coat of Arms Room, the breathtaking Great Hall and much more. There are displays on the Radclyffes, and Victorian painter Frederick Shields, who lived and worked here. Charged parking, cafe and shop.
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Discover Greater Manchester
The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.
Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.
The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.
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