Manchester commands an excellent geographical position with fantastic transport links close to hand. Motorways, rail and air connections offer superb links to and from surrounding cities, counties and the wider region. Manchester serves as a hub to much of the UK’s motorway network.
There’s a feast of sightseeing and things to do in the central area of our city.
Edinburgh: the capital of Scotland is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city is built upon a jumble of hills and valleys. The works of a succession of distinguished Georgian and Victorian architects enhanced the natural geography. There are countless spots where Edinburgh looks less like a city and more like a theatrical backdrop. It is a city where the past lives comfortably with the present. Edinburgh is also a well-endowed city. There is a great deal to see and to do. Perhaps it is for its Castle that Edinburgh is famous, certainly in the eyes of countless tourists. The area surrounding Edinburgh forms the beautiful lowlands of Scotland. The farmland of East Lothian, some of the richest in the country, rises to windswept hills.
London: is the world’s trading capital with over 500 financial institutions. The city is also well supplied with restaurants and watering holes. The sights of the city can be split up into three categories: Churches, Mercantile institutions and historic remains of the old city. London is in fact two cities – ‘The City of London’ usually just called ‘The City’, and ‘Westminster’, which lies to its west.
Hampton Court is one of the best attractions in Europe. It’s also surrounded by a series of parks and makes a great destination for a bike trip. One may walk along the South Bank from Tower Bridge to Lambeth to see the best of London: The Tower of London & Tower Bridge, The Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, Both Tate Galleries, St Paul’s Cathedral, The South Bank Centre, The Temple, The London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Somerset House.
Westminster Abbey is the place of kingly coronations and burials of bards. The Inns of Court – medieval ‘Inns’ (Grays, Lincoln’s, Inner, Middle, Outer) house lawyers who still use laws going back 1000 years. They reside in glorious buildings and retain arcane manners and modes of dress.
The Parks: You can walk from Westminster to Holland Park solely in the parks. The view from the bridge in St James Park towards Whitehall is stunning. Regent’s has excellent cultivated gardens and the famous zoo, Hyde Park. Speakers’ Corner is a place where fanatics preach, and St James has the lake and pelicans. Green is Stately and Royal and Kensington Gardens houses the Royal Costume collection. Holland Park has the Orangery and an Opera House.
Museums and Galleries: The British, The Victoria & Albert [British galleries and Cast Rooms], Sir John Soane’s museum the Natural History and Science Museums, the Museum of London – to pick but a few. The Theater: Classical Music and Opera is of a high standard and low price.
Bristol: an English city and county and one of the two administrative centers of South West England (the other being Plymouth), its prosperity is linked to the Bristol Channel coast. Bristol extends to this coast and includes Avonmouth, where much of the current port is located. Notable areas in and surrounding the city include Clifton, Filton and Patchway.) Bristol is England’s eighth most populous and a core city. It had been, for half a century, the second largest English city after London, until the rapid rise of Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, in the 1780s.