Manchester is a youthful university and cultural city, and it was also the main area for the industrial revolution in the 1800s. The city is clearly proud of its past, since the former industrial area of Castlefield, built on the ruins of the Roman Empire, has been skilfully and beautifully modernised. Walking routes winding along the canals and traditional British pubs with beer gardens offer a perfect setting for relaxation on Sunday afternoons.
The museums in this city, the second largest in England, are top notch. Among the best museums are the Lowry art gallery, the Imperial War Museum North and the Museum of Science and Technology. Manchester is also the birthplace of a lot of popular music, with the songs of the Manchester natives of The Smiths, Stone Roses and Oasis still being played at alternative clubs of the Northern Quarter. In the home town of the world's most famous football team don't pass up the opportunity to learn a little about the beautiful game: you'll have access to the Old Trafford stadium with a Premium League ticket or by taking a guided tour.