Salford, Greater Manchester
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Salford is a prominent city as well as a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester. Although the entire region has been named Salford after its most important city, the area includes other notable towns such as Swinton, Walkden, Eccles, Irlam and Pendlebury. The natural diversity of the region is one of its main attractions. While the western part of the city is highly commercialised giving it the feel of an urban centre, the suburban areas have a charming old-world appeal. Further east into the city and you can experience open fields and large green expanses reminiscent of rural countryside. The Salford Museum is a well-known attraction in the area.
The BBC is set to relocate their Northern England operations to Salford, opening up a host of employment opportunities in the process. GMG Radio also has their head offices in Salford, as does BUPA. There is a lot of modern office space available to rent in recently developed parts of the city. Salford Shopping City is the predominant venue for retail shopping, housing numerous chain stores, while The Manchester United Shop is a haven for fans of the football club.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Salford Art Gallery is a superb place to spend your day-time hours. In addition to experiencing the history of Salford through the various displays, you can also feast your eyes on some fabulous Victorian art and architecture. Night-time entertainment at the numerous bars such as Crescent and Mark Addy is sure to keep you in high spirits. You will need to have more than one meal in Salford to enjoy everything it has to offer. Grenache Restaurant is a must-visit for its British fare, as is Chandos Grove with its superb fish and chips.
Salford Crescent is the main railway station, providing rail connectivity to Preston, Bolton and Wigan as well as numerous National Rail services with routes to central Manchester and onward connections to London. Some of the other stations that serve the area include Eccles, Salford Central and Patricroft. Manchester Airport is a short bus ride away, providing domestic and international flights to major destinations.