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Manchester Ship Canal

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Address: The Quays, England
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We arrived at Salford Quay half an hour before departure but all outside seats were already taken so if you want a choice then be there early. As it turned out Chris, a crew... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived at Salford Quay half an hour before departure but all outside seats were already taken so if you want a choice then be there early. As it turned out Chris, a crew member, helped us and he found us a very snug place, thank you Chris. We enjoyed our very relaxing 'cruise' along the canal with many things... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

sailed down the ship canal to Old Trafford for the super league grand final fantastic little trip and at a reasonable price ! Had a few beers on board and a right good sing. a nice different way to approach the stadium will definitely do this again the next time Saints Get to the Final.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really enjoyed the canal trip. Chris the organiser was really helpful. Hot day was good because inside is boring. It was a good day out and would recommend the trip to anyone who is interested

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oswestry
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I bought my husband a voucher for christmas so we booked early for our cruise on friday. The weather was amazing and the staff excellent all very helpful and friendly.The six hours passed very quickly the commentary was good and very interesting we took a picnic but prices weren't too bad £2 for tea coffee or an ice cream we... More 

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Bootle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

this visit was instigated by by friend so not really something I would pick,anyway the Royal Iris was pretty full over over 50s,no children on board,and to be honest not suitable for them.Cruise takes 6 hrsfron Liverpool to Manchester and there was a small bar for sandwiches,coffee,and bottled bears,Real ale in cask was advertised but staff said there was non,so... More 

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manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As the salford quays area grows in strength, with more great restaurants coming (dockside!) it has really made getting out to the quays for a walk up and down the ship canal really worth while.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Excellent highly recommend. Learnt so much utterly fascinating really good guide a great adventure doing it again

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was concerned that this was 6 hours long but it was really enjoyable and interesting - I love industrial history. However the weather turned cold and drizzlely for the last couple of hours so it was quite miserable as you couldn't stay out on deck and enjoy the commentary. The guide was brilliant, I learnt a lot. We chose... More 

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Kendal UK
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

All the staff were excellent on Iris yesterday. The ferry is old, supposed to have been refurbished I believe but the seating is not very comfortable at all especially when it is cold outside and it is a 6 hour cruise. You really do need to be sat outside upstairs to get the most out of the experience but do... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Enjoyed the trip from Seacombe to Salford Quays on the Royal Iris but we could not hear the commentary very well at all, so we missed out on a lot of interesting information we were anxious to hear. Several passengers mentioned this to the Mersey Ferries staff who said the system was turned up as high as it would go,... More 

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Address: The Quays, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester

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