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The City of Salford lies within the metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in the north west of England and lies in a meander of the River Irwell which forms part of its boundary with the City of Manchester to the east. Salford grew to become a major factory during the 18th and 19th centuries specialising on cotton and silk spinning in the local mills which attracted many families which in turn enhanced the economy of the city. Additionally, Salford Docks was an important dock on the Manchester Ship Canal, which connected Manchester to the Mersey Estuary.
The area that was home to Salford Docks fell into disrepair following the demise of the docks. However, following a period of regeneration the area, now known as Salford Quays, is home to many hotels, apartments, museums, bars and restaurants. Some of the more well known inhabitants of Salford Quays are the MediaCityUK, home of the BBC and The Lowry Centre which is a gallery and theatre centre. Its name taken from the prominent early 20th century artist L.S. Lowry, who lived and worked in Salford and its surrounding areas for more than 40 years.
Notable people from Salford include Emmeline Pankhurst who was one of the founders of the suffragette movement.
The city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in south west England, a short distance from the city of Bristol which is 15 miles away. The city is famed for its Roman baths, medieval heritage and fine Georgian architecture.
The city is the only place in the United Kingdom where it is possible to bathe in natural hot springs. Unfortunately it is not possible to bathe in the Roman Bathes but visitors can be pampered at the Thermae bath Spa which is located close to the Roman baths. The spa uses the naturally occurring hot water which are filtered and remain in the warm indoor and outdoor roof top swimming pool.
There are many guided tours of the city which range from walking tours taking in the breathtaking architecture of the city to ghost tours to pub crawls. Most hotels, bars and restaurants have leaflets for many of the tours.
The city is also an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Nearby attractions include Stone Henge, Longleat Safari Park and Adventure Park or the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds.