In the southwest corner of Manchester City Centre, penned in by the Mancunian Way and the River Irwell on the border of Salford, Castlefield is home to a partially reconstructed Roman fort, one of Manchester's very oldest artefacts. This alone is enough to attract visitors to find out more about its exciting history, but with Castlefield being the terminus of the Bridgwater Canal, it also made it a vital piece of the Industrial Revolution, where raw materials were once shipped in to the area's many factories and warehouses. The signature red sandstone found in the area was also important to the region's development, as even the Romans were able to make use of it all those years ago. Visit Castlefield for a scenic canal-side walk and see how it pioneered in British industrial history.
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