The City of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester made up of the towns of Salford, Eccles, Swinton, Pendlebury, Walkden and Irlam. The River Irwell forms the boundary between Manchester and Salford, while the Manchester Ship Canal forms its boundary with Trafford.
Salford has a dense history, with over 250 listed buildings in the city, including Salford Cathedral which was built between 1844 and 1848. The city is also well-known for the recent regeneration which has taken place around Salford Quays, which has created both a tourist hotspot and top-class business destination, with the likes of the BBC and ITV moving into the state-of-the-art facilities.
Much of the work of the famous artist L.S.Lowry depicts Pendlebury in Salford - somewhere he lived and worked for over 40 years. His legacy lives on at The Lowry, which is a spectacular home to entertainment and the arts on Salford Quays, where much of his work is exhibited.
The Lowry's Lyric and Quays Theatres offer a wealth of fabulous entertainment, including West End musicals, the very best in drama, live bands, famous comedians, plus world class dance and opera.
With over 60 parks and open spaces in Salford, the city isn’t short of beautiful scenery. Visitors can find a wealth of fantastic lakes, picturesque landscapes, vibrant wildlife, excellent sports and children's facilities and even the hidden remnants of Salford's industrial past.