Manchester has been inhabited for more than 2000 years, since then future Roman Emperor Agricola built a fort just north of the site of present day Manchester, though it was not until the 18th century that this hitherto remote and inconspicuous little town sprang into the forefront of world attention by being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The City is a destination unlike any other. You love music? Manchester is for you. Food fanatic? This is your kind of city. Looking for shopping, restaurants, bars, clubs, museums, galleries, canals, or historic houses and mansions? Then look no further. Make Manchester, your next destination and you will be spoilt for choice. Manchester is centrally positioned at the heart of Great Britain, making it easily accessible by road, rail, sea and air from anywhere in the UK, Europe and beyond. Make a visit to Manchester Airport to view one of the retired Concordes.