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1. This large Merseyside city was one end of the world's first steam-only railway in 1830. It was created to carry raw materials and finished goods between this port and the mills of Manchester.
2. The boom in textile manufacturing and the building of canals to transport coal and goods in the early 19th century led to this city becoming the world's first 'industrial' city.
3. This city, or town as it was then, in the centre of England, was captured by Vikings in 867 AD and in the 11th century, a castle was built there by the River Leen.
4. This city, found at the junction of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell, is famous for its 'dreaming spires' and its university.
5. This important naval city, situated on the south coast of England, is where you will find the world's oldest dry dock, Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, and the Tudor warship Mary Rose.
6. This midland town on the river Avon has given its name to a sport which has spread across the world.
7. This Warwickshire town attracts almost five million visitors a year which is rather a lot for a town with a population of around 25,000 in 2007. Of course, it is the birthplace of a famous Elizabethan author.
8. The site of the world's first bridge made of iron in Ironbridge, Shropshire, on the banks of the river Severn, now lies within the boundaries of this new town.
9. This city, not far from the birthplace of William Shakespeare, has a very large castle which was established in 1068 following the Norman Conquest.
10. On the river Ouse, this walled city gives its name to the area it can be found in. An important city in the Christian religion of the UK, it is home to the National Railway Museum.
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