Salford is a
large city in Great Manchester with a population of well over 70,000
people. The city is around 8 square miles in size and is close to
the River Irwell. Salford is part of the 'metropolitan district' of
the City of Salford with two other neighbouring towns.
A popular, and famous, landmark in Salford is Salford Cathedral. Its
full name is The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist and is
located inside the city. The Cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of
Salford and is a Grade II listed building.
Salford is also home to a large higher education centre, the
University of Salford. The university has over 20,000 students
attending and is often rated highly for teaching amongst United
Many high-rise blocks were built in the 1960's and remain a
prominent feature on the city's skyline. An extensive redevelopment
plan began recently at the cost of nearly £200 million. The
development plans will see new parks, hotels, apartments and
restaurants built in the area.
There are several popular tourist attractions and buildings in
Salford including the Bridgewater Canal, Ordsall Hall (a historic
stately home) and the Lowry Centre (an art gallery and theatre that
has won several awards).
Salford's most famous resident was L.S. Lowry, a famous artist best
known for his paintings of Salford and mill scenes around
Manchester. His paintings are recognisable by the small matchstick
style figures in many of his works. Hi paintings of industrial
districts have a unique style that are popular worldwide.
Salford's main shopping area is in Pendleton and is known as the
Salford Shopping City. The shopping centre is nearby to the
university and the main business district in the city. Much of the
area has had development plans submitted in an attempt to modernise
the shopping centre and district.
Transport links to Salford are very good thanks to the central
location in Manchester. Inside the city the Manchester Metrolink
system operates near the docks and provides services to Eccles and
By rail, there a several railway stations of varying sizes in
Salford including Salford Central, Moorside, Clifton, Walkden,
Eccles, Swinton and Patricroft. Traffic links are extensive due to
the motorway links in and around Greater Manchester.
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