Salford Lincoln Train
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The city of Salford's northern boundary is with the boroughs of Bolton and Bury and its southern boundary is with Trafford. To the west is bounded by Wigan and by Manchester to the east. The city has excellent public transport links and has nine railway stations situated on 4 different routes. The city's railway stations are Eccles, Patricroft, Irlam, Clifton, Swinton, Moorside, Walkden, Salford Central and Salford Crescent. The city also has the Eccles Line of the Manchester Metrolink which runs through the city with stations at Exchange Quay, Salford Quays, Anchorage, Harbour City, Broadway, Langworthy, Weaste, Ladywell and Eccles. Salford also has bus stations at Pendleton and Eccles with services throughout the city, and to Greater Manchester and beyond.
The city grew during the Industrial Revolution as a result of the textile industry. Despite its success Salford was dominated by its neighbour, Manchester. In 1894, the Manchester Ship Canal was opened which ran from the River Mersey to Salford Quays. When it was complete it was the largest navigation canal in the world. Along the route of the canal, it was necessary to create an aqueduct carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the Ship Canal.
Located in the county of Lincolnshire, the city of Lincoln is an great destination for a city break. The city offers visitors a mixture of rich history combined with great arts and culture, boutique shopping and great places to eat and drink. For a family day out why not take a tour on one of the city's open topped sightseeing buses. The tour takes in the highlights of the city where you will hear about the history of the city from knowledgeable guides. If accompanied by a paying adult, children under 16 go free! Lincoln's Gothic cathedral dominates the city's skyline and was once the tallest building in the world, from 1300 - 1549. The cathedral owns one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta, signed in 1215, which resides in Lincoln Castle. Lincoln, and the surrounding countryside, is also the ideal choice for a cycling break. For the more adventurous cyclist take on the challenge of the 100 mile route from Lincoln Castle to the Lincolnshire Coast and back to the castle through the Lincolnshire Wolds. Highlights on the route include the villages of Bardney, Hemingby, Alford and Chapel St Leonards alongside the beautiful views over the Lincolnshire Wolds. The route includes a small amount of hills but is fairly flat for the majority of the way.