Manchester is a major city in the north-west of England and is famed for its role in the industrial revolution. However, if you hire a car in Manchester, you'll be able to explore this large urban area and find there's a lot more than just old factories. The city stands about 30 miles inland at the end of the Manchester Ship Canal. Drivers will soon discover the road connections are good. Manchester has a motorway-standard outer ring road – the M60 – and a ring of inner trunk roads that allow you to reach any part of the city quickly. Most of the landmarks and attractions are within this central ring.