A true story of underdog success: Manchester began as a small civilian settlement established by the Romans. The city has since seen vast change, with pioneering developments in industry, expansion and social revolution. Abandoned warehouses are now being renovated, old Victorian architecture has received a timely make-over, and the famous Manchester Docklands have had a £200 million restoration; all these developments have added charm to Manchester’s famously gritty cityscape.
Today Manchester is not only a haven for historically significant sites, but a dominant party destination with a vibrant music scene. * Liverpool Road train station is the oldest surviving terminal railway station.It was one of the first two railway passenger terminals in the world. * Manchester came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, when it became the world’s first industrialised city.