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Manchester Ship Canal

Address: The Quays, Manchester, England
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Ranked #24 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We sailed from The Quays to Albert Dock in Liverpool on a glorious summers day. We were able to sit on deck for the whole journey and found it very relaxing but at the same time most interesting. We were under the impression the Ship Canal was no longer commercially used but were completely wrong - it is. I won't... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We recently went on this trip down the canal from Liverpool to Manchester. What a great trip it was to very interesting, with a very well informed commentry all the way. there are refreshments on board. Bookings are being taken for next years tour now.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Took the 6hr Manchester to Liverpool cruise by Mersey Ferries. Was a great day out. Although it takes 6 hours, you see some interesting sights and hear the history as you go along and it didn't feel like such a long journey. There's hot & cold food, soft drinks & alcohol available throughout, which is tasty & reasonably priced. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Yes we enjoyed the experience overall but ,although it couldn't be helped that the weather was cold,I do think there were not enough seats,enough cover inside and poor views if you wanted to stay on the lower deck where there was more comfortable seating and it was warmer.We are fit and able but some people who weren't were really struggling... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fantastic and novel way to see Liverpool and Salford Quays and the places along the canal in between. Saw some great sights including the Stanlow Oil Refinery, abandoned churches, numerous amazing bridges, an aqueduct and lots of wildlife. The nice lady doing the commentary made the trip for me as she was very knowledgeable and helped us understand our surroundings.... More 

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Barra Do Bugres, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A nice place to go walking and talking with a beautiful landscape of the city. It is really enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An interesting 6hr cruise to Liverpool,learning the canals history on route food is available on board and a coach is laid on to return you to your starting point

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Booked this for my mum and went with her. We travelled from Manchester to Liverpool on one of the coldest August days I can remember - wear layers ! A large part of the boat is under cover but you will need a rain coat wherever you are seated. A slow wander along the Manchester ship canal with a very... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The best was the channels inland which house barge boats which people and rent or live on. Sort od a trailer park in the ware. Something I had never see.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is great to see such a great piece of Manchester history. TIP....Don't go on the HMS69 boat trip. They just go past Sam platts and is rubbish Get the boat trip that starts at the Mark Addy in town.

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