Salford boasts what was the first, and for a very short time the only, five star hotel in Greater Manchester. It offers a range of accommodation including luxurious suites popular with visiting stars who are playing at the nearby MEN arena.
Walkden is a small village by Salford. Well worth checking out for its extensive range of shops and restaurants. However, it is not suitable for off-road vehicles to drive along due to the 3-tonne weight limit on some roads.
Directly across from the Lowry Art Gallery, the Lowry Outlet Center has a ton of stores to buy clothes and other goods at discounted prices. Some stores include The Gap, Accesorize and more.
warned is very popular at weekends with stags and hens!
Salford is home to the Roman Catholic Cathedral for the diocese of the same name, which includes most of Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Although the City of Salford borders with the City of Manchester, in part along the River Irwell and in the inner city, where Strangeways borders Broughton and Higher Broughton borders Cheetham Hill, it is a city in its own right (as its more loyal, long term residents will often let you know if you give them a reason). To incomers, this loyalty is a little less pronounced, as it remains, in many ways, a city without its own centre. Manchester's influence remains strong and the boundary meanders through the middle of shopping districts, such as on Bury Old Road in Cheetham Hill, bisects businesses and even goes through party walls in places. Many people who move to the area have a Greater Manchester perspective. The city is extremely diverse, ranging from an urban city centre environment at its immediate border with the City of Manchester, into suburbia and then into open fields at semi-rural Worsley. More and more people are choosing to make Salford their home with the welcome regeneration of inner city areas such as Broughton, Ordsall and Salford Quays. Many areas such as Swinton, Eccles and Worsley provide a good environment to bring up families and are well established communities. Ellesmere Park and the best parts of Worsley are extremely affluent and can often rival anything South Manchester or nearby, very upmarket Prestwich and Whitefield have to offer.
A large proportion of Greater Manchester's Jewish population lives in Salford, mainly in Broughton Park, parts of Kersal and in Higher Broughton around Leicester Road.