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Manchester

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1772,4166,197

Oldham

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116,297,11

Stockport

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117,390,15

Bolton

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85,225,14

Wigan

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52,47,11

Salford

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46,91,8

Haigh

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6,7,0

Manchester

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  • Chinatown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manchester Things to Do

    Manchester's Chinatown district is very central near Piccadilly Gardens and a short walk from Albert Square. Walking through the area, the most striking feature is the delightfully ornate Imperial Arch that welcomes you into Britain's second-largest Chinatown. I enjoyed walking the surrounding streets and taking a look through some of the windows...

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  • Lowry Hotel Manchester

    Manchester Hotels

    One of the things you notice first of all about Manchester is how friendly and polite everyone...

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  • Yang Sing

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manchester Restaurants

    The Yang Sing is a large, very posh Chinese Restaurant in Manchester's Chinatown, and generally regarded as the best Chinese restaurant in Europe. I have only eaten here once but it was delicious, definitely an experience I will remember! The staff were also very friendly, suggesting a delicious alternative to an item from the set menu. We had the...

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Oldham

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  • Nice an Near

    Oldham Restaurants

    It used to be a pub called The Golden Buck but after being closed for ages it has reopened as an Indian Restaurant, we visited for the first time at the beginning of November after it had been open for a couple of weeks. The food was nice although there was a bit of a wait between poppadums and our main course which may have been ok if we had...

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  • Best Western Hotel Smokies Park

    Oldham Hotels

    Ashton Road, Bardsley, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 3HX, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The Metrolink

    Oldham Transportation

    The Metro came to Oldham a few years ago replacing the train, not happy about it at first it has turned out to be really good and well worth the disruption caused,

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Stockport

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  • Etherow Country Park (Compstall)

    Stockport Things to Do

    Etherow Country Park is one of my favourite places to go. I've been on my own, with my family, with friends and have taken my cousin's.The park is what you make it. There is a lake which is the centre of the park where ducks and geese like to be. You can walk all of the way around it with a choice of trails (depending on how good you are with...

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  • Premier Inn Stockport - South

    Stockport Hotels

    Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6NB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Charming and unique

    Stockport Things to Do

    To my knowledge this is the only hat works museum in England.It is interesting to see how Stockport got the name ,,the hatters``and how hard the people had to work.I loved the Victorian style machines and the hat collection.A charming place which is worth a visit.

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Bolton

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  • Great Theatre Productions!

    Bolton Nightlife

    I went to see Journey's End at The Octagon Theatre in September 2014. The Theatre was opened in 1967 which was designed by Geoffrey H. Brooks, an Architect Director, and was the first professional theatre to be built in the North West England since the Second World War.The Octagon has two performance spaces: The main auditorium, ironically is...

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  • Premier Inn Bolton Reebok Stadium

    Bolton Hotels

    Stayed here for 3 nights last week and we were not disappointed. The staff were brilliant, friendly...

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  • Bolton Town Hall

    Bolton Things to Do

    Bolton Town Hall was designed by William Hill, a Leeds architect, and George Woodhouse, a local architect and built between 1866 and 1873. The neoclassical building opened in 1873 by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. The building was extended in the 1930s with a Civic Centre, designs by Bradshaw, Gass and Hope, on Le Mans Crescent which currently...

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Wigan

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  • Canalside Pub

    Wigan Restaurants

    This pub enjoys a picturesque setting by the canalside near to the Top Lock. Two private houses in mock Tudor style were turned into one to create this place more than 100 years ago. It serves welcome refreshment and good home cooking - note no credit cards are taken though. Just a refreshing beer midway on our walk from Wigan Pier to Haigh Hall....

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  • Premier Inn Wigan (M6, Jct 25)

    Wigan Hotels

    Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan, WN3 6XB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Climb the local Hill

    Wigan Things to Do

    Winter Hill is a landmark visible from many towns in Lancashire. There are 3 distinctive features of the hill: transmitter Mast, Rivington Pike and the Pigeon Tower.Its a beautiful walk, but can be very steep in parts. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear and take warm clothing for when you get towards the top.

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Salford

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  • The Lowry Art & Entertainment

    Salford Things to Do

    The Lowry opened as an art and entertainment complex in April 2000 and situated on the waterfront of The Manchester Ship Canal. The complex has two theatres, studio space, galleries featuring a lot of LS Lowry works and other contemporary exhibitions. It's situated in Salford Quays and the centre was part of the regenerated docklands. I made two...

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  • Premier Inn Manchester (Salford Quays)

    Salford Hotels

    11 The Quays, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • A lovely lunch!

    Salford Restaurants

    I spent one October morning at the Lowry Centre and afterwards to chose to have lunch at Harvesters, a UK chain salad and grill restaurant (October 2014). I have been to Harvesters before; a lovely restaurant with a great salad bar, which is unlimited with every main meal ordered and this is the reason why I'm drawn to return. As expected I enjoyed...

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Haigh

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  • Walled Garden

    Haigh Things to Do

    One of the attractions of Haigh Hall is the walled garden - it looked lovely and inviting and peaceful.... but the gate was locked :-((.....so only had this peep through.

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  • Model Village

    Haigh Things to Do

    Another advertised feature of the country park was a model village - supposely opened at the weekends in the summer months ...but again this was closed and judging by its somewhat neglected appearance, it had been for some time - such a shame as it could be so nice and fun for the kids rahter than the usual bouncy castles they play on here.

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  • Main Gates

    Haigh Things to Do

    The main gates to Haigh Hall estate are listed architecture and stand some 2 miles away from the actual hall - its a pleasant walk through the woodlands to reach the country park main attractions.

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