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Ordsall Hall, Salford  


From the Royal Horticultural Society's plans to create a stunning 63 hectare garden, to the rapid development of iconic new buildings and homes across the city, Salford is growing on many levels. As we enter the start of the growing season,  it's  a  great  time  to visit the city's 60 parks and open spaces.

The largest and most popular park in the city is Buile Hill which has links to many important historical figures including the artist LS Lowry and Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the classic children's novel The Secret Garden.

Other iconic green spaces include the Blue Peter garden at MediaCityUK, Ordsall Hall's garden and World War 1 Allotment and Peel Park, situated right next to our main campus - one of Britain's oldest recreational spaces  -  currently  undergoing  a  £1.6 million transformation. The Lowry itself is located at Salford Quays, a few minutes’ walk from our MediaCityUK campus. Here you can see the world’s  largest  collection  of  paintings  and drawings by LS Lowry, as well as visit the theatre or its waterside restaurant.

From our Peel Park campus, you’re also just a stone’s throw away from the historic Working Class Movement Library. The library’s collection captures many points of view to tell the story of Britain's working classes from the  beginning of industrialisation to the present day.

If you prefer sport to history, did you know that Salford is home to the Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club, one of the few places in the UK where ‘real tennis’ is still played. The  Grade II listed Victorian building is the oldest sports facility in Greater Manchester to have retained its use to  the  present  day.

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