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Manchester Ship Canal

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A six hour cruise

This was a really well organised tour. Very interesting commentary all the was through. Just over three hundred people on board. Facilities were excellent,the toilets were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Noreen L
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Salford Quays to Liverpool by Mersey Ferry. This is a six hour trip passing through five locks and twelve bridges complete with commentary on the various sights along the way. It is fascinating to watch the swing and lift bridges operate and it presents a whole new vista pf Liverpool as the ferry crosses the Mersey at the end of... More 

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1 Thank Hillstown
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

This was a really well organised tour. Very interesting commentary all the was through. Just over three hundred people on board. Facilities were excellent,the toilets were spotless. The food was a bit on the expensive side. All the staff worked very hard to make sure everyone enjoyed the experience. The only downside was the weather. Torrential rain lashing down after... More 

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2 Thank Noreen L
Wirral, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We enjoyed this cruise and found it interesting but not sure it would appeal to everyone, children may find it boring. If you like industrial landscapes it is fine (though not sure what people expect to see along a canal built between 2 northern industrial cities!). Food and drink was expensive, though not as much as we expected and it... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great trip, but needs booking well in advance with Mersey Ferries. We cruised Eat-West (Salford to Liverpool) fascinating stuff along the way. Peel Holdings seem to be putting a great deal of effort into revitalising trade along the canal. It is not clear quite how long you might wait for the coach from trip end to return... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The organisation was hit and miss; these trips are planned, they only run on specific dates, it's not as if its every Friday, Saturday etc, therefore, the organisers must know about high and low tides, after all they are sailors and maritime people. It was suggested we should arrive at the terminal about half an hour before boarding, form an... More 

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ormskirk
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Boarded Razzle Dazzle ferry at Pier Head in pouring rain. Sat at prow of the ship with a few others crouching under brollies ! Sat it out for 40 mins then decided to try indoors. HAd an extra cruise towards Crosby as unable to start journey up ship canal as lock at Eastham busy. Whole trip took over 7hrs due... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We are lucky to have this in our doorstep. In a Sunny day it's lovely to walk round and along the Ship Canal and over the bouncy bridge. You can take your bikes and go that bit further also with no problems. Feed the swans and ducks. They're is always something going on around there, charity events on the water,... More 

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1 Thank Wendy S
Holywell, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I booked this cruise to celebrate my Father's 90th birthday. There are a lot of seating areas, most undercover and some above deck, there are stairs, which my father didn't want to use more than a couple of times, so we spent most of the six/seven hour cruise below deck. The visibility is not very good out of the boat... More 

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Heywood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a brilliant day, a three hour trip down canal to Salford Keys with lunch included , friendly staff, great atmosphere would recommend, well worth the money.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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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