It's the UK's second city, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east.
Full of culture, history and fun, this is a city that takes its personality very seriously.
There's museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls lining the streets, and there's also brilliant shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Not to mention two of the best football clubs in the world.
Last but not least, there's the people - some of the funniest and friendliest we've met are right on the doorstep.