I have referred to Castlefield in several different pages but any one of them may not be sufficient to tempt you there. This would be a shame as when the features are added together they make for a pretty strong appeal and they are all close together.
There is actually a Visitors's Centre geared to the Heritage Area as a whole but it is scacely necessary. The area is well arranged with waterside walks and plenty of possible places to eat your own food as well as ready access to a variety of cafes and bars.
The main features are 1.] The reconstructed Roman fort; 2.] the Canal basin wher the bridgewater and the Rochdale meet and 3.] The Museum for Scence and Industry with the histric Liverpool Road Station at its heart.