48 Hours Exploring around Manchester in Northern EnglandMost people have probably heard of Manchester because it has a famous football (soccer) team: Manchester United. But beyond a game of premier league football, this is a fun destination city to spend a night or two, offering an exciting mix of old and new architecture as well as hip restaurants, unique shops and of course plenty of sports pubs. Beyond the city is an area that is made for history buffs as it features some of the most well preserved British heritage in the United Kingdom. In Chester, for instance, you'll find Britain's the most complete city walls, which date back to Roman occupation some 2,000 years ago. Here is how I spend my 48 hours in the region before heading to the Lake Country.