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Salford is a settlement in north-west England, located in a meander of the River Irwell, which forms part of its border with the city of Manchester to the east, although the Salford wards of Broughton and Kersal lie on the far side of the Irwell. The former County Borough of Salford was given honorary city status in 1926. It is home to more than 70,000 people and covers an area of 21 km2.
Salford has been settled by humans since Neolithic times. It has great historical significance, with more than 250 listed buildings, including Salford Cathedral, and three Scheduled Ancient Monuments. The Roman road from Manchester (Mamucium) to Bury is routed through the city, and a trove of some 550 bronze Roman coins dating from 259 AD to 278 AD was found in Boothstown. In addition, a Romano-British bog body, Worsley Man, was unearthed in the Chat Moss peat bog.
Car hire in Salford is a great idea for any travel in the Manchester area, being just 7km from Manchester city centre. You are also within easy reach of destinations to the west of Manchester, such as Bolton (18km) and Warrington (29km). While in Salford, pay a visit to the Iron Age promontory fort, the 14th-century Hanging Bridge, and the 18th-century underground section of the Bridgewater Canal in Swinton.