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  2. Manchester - Wikipedia

    The University of Manchester is the second largest full-time non-collegiate university in the United Kingdom, created in 2004 by the merger of Victoria University of Manchester, founded in 1904, and UMIST, founded in 1956, having developed from the Mechanics' Institute founded, as indicated in the university's logo, in 1824.

  3. Cambridge - Wikipedia

    Cambridge (/ ˈ k eɪ m b r ɪ dʒ / KAYM-brij) is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 55 miles (89 km) north of London. As of the United Kingdom Census 2021, the population of Cambridge was 145,700.

  4. Culture of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    The United Kingdom inherited the literary traditions of England, Scotland and Wales. These include Arthurian literature and its Welsh origins, Norse-influenced Old English literature , the works of English authors Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare , and Scots works such as John Barbour 's The Brus .

  5. Tourism in England - Wikipedia

    Tourism plays a significant part in the economic life of England. In 2018, the United Kingdom as a whole was the world's 10th most visited country for tourists, and 17 of the United Kingdom's 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites fall within England. VisitEngland is the official tourist board for England.

  6. Sheffield - Wikipedia

    The University of Sheffield is the city's oldest university. It was established in 1897 as University College Sheffield and gained university status in 1905. Its history traces back to Sheffield Medical School found in 1828, Firth College in 1879 and Sheffield Technical School in 1884.

  7. North West England - Wikipedia

    North West England is one of nine official regions of England and consists of the administrative counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. The North West had a population of 7,052,000 in 2011. It is the third-most-populated region in the United Kingdom, after the South East and Greater London.

  8. Doncaster - Wikipedia

    Medieval. Doncaster is generally identified with Cair Daun listed as one of 28 British cities in the 9th-century History of the Britons traditionally ascribed to Nennius. It was certainly an Anglo-Saxon burh, and in that period received its present name: "Don-" (Old English: Donne) from the settlement and river and "-caster" (-ceaster) from an Old English version of the Latin castra (military ...

  9. Lancashire - Wikipedia

    Lancashire (/ ˈ l æ ŋ k ə ʃ ər / LAN-kə-shər, /-ʃ ɪər /-⁠sheer; abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in North West England.Lancashire is a historic, ceremonial and non-metropolitan county and the county boundaries differ between these different forms.