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About Salford

With excellent road and public transport links to all parts of the UK, the city is well placed as a visitor and commercial centre. And Manchester International Airport, gateway to over 200 international destinations, is just a few miles away too.

The city of Salford covers 37 square miles and the five districts of Salford, Eccles, Worsley, Irlam and Cadishead, and Swinton and Pendlebury. Some 220,000 people are proud to call Salford their home.

The Blackfriars, Broughton and Ordsall districts of central Salford are just one minute's walk from the heart of Manchester's shopping and central business districts - just across the River Irwell which runs between the two cities.

Salford's closeness to Manchester city centre makes it an important part of the economy and culture that is driving England's north west forward. Salford and Manchester enjoy a unique situation: their connection creates a wealth of opportunities ranging from the potential for business relocation and development to establishing Salford's waterways and watersides as key regional and national visitor attractions and turning the city into a residential area of choice within Greater Manchester.

As well as being home to Eccles cakes and a network of canals, Salford City is a future-focused media and learning hub. It’s an exciting city to call home. And an innovative, community-driven authority to work for.

Salford is a city constantly changing and moving into an exciting future as a thriving cultural, economic and residential location.

From urban buzz to greenbelt tranquillity, Salford is building on the mixture of its waterfront, urban and countryside environments to create places where people want to live, work, invest and visit. 

Take a look at our short film which will introduce you to some of the great things happening in Salford right now.  


Cultural Diversity

We’re proud to be home to MediaCityUK, a purpose-built home for creative and digital businesses, this inspirational site for media sits along side the Lowry Theatre a magnificent venue hosting culturally diverse and popular shows.

The city of Salford covers 37 square miles and the five districts of Salford, Eccles, Worsley, Irlam and Cadishead, and Swinton and Pendlebury. Some 246,000 people are proud to call Salford their home. 

The Blackfriars, Broughton and Ordsall districts of central Salford are just one minute's walk from the heart of Manchester's shopping and central business districts - just across the River Irwell which runs between the two cities.

History and culture

As one of the world's first industrial cities, Salford is flooded with historic achievements - including the world's first free public library. Worsley village was the site of the transport revolution thanks to the Bridgewater Canal and there is 600 years of history packed into the haunted Tudor house, Ordsall Hall. Salford Museum and Art Gallery is starting an exciting redevelopment programme which will transform it into a national centre for social history.

Set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays, The Lowry is an architectural flagship with a unique and dynamic identity. It brings together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof. Gallery spaces show the works of LS Lowry alongside contemporary exhibitions. A restaurant, cafes and bars are situated along the southern side of the building, with spectacular waterside views overlooking the expansive Manchester Ship Canal.

Other useful links

Welcome to Salford Position Statement
Visit Salford
Visit Manchester
Local history