Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Castlefield Urban Heritage Park

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  • Castlefield
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Site of an early Roman fort, the district of Castlefield was later the center of the city's industrial boom, which resulted in the building of Britain's first modern canal in 1764 and the world's first railway station in 1830. It has been beautifully restored into an urban park with canal-side walks, landscaped open spaces, and refurbished warehouses. The 7-acre site contains the reconstructed gate to the Roman fort of Mamucium, the buildings of the Museum of Science and Industry, and several bars and restaurants, many with outdoor terraces. You can easily spend a day here.

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Liverpool Rd., Manchester, M3 4FP, England

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Published 08/30/2016

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