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Manchester Ship Canal

The Quays, Manchester, England
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Ranked #30 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Bodies of Water
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great day out 6 hr cruise up to Salford quays past lots of industry and countryside as well as locks and bridges.

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Royal Leamington Spa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our trip set sail from Salford at 10am. Our coach dropped us off at 9.30am. Unfortunately being the last weekend in August this led to us boarding when the only room left was located on the open section at the rear of the top deck. The fact that it was raining did not help. The crew did their best for... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was an excellent trip, six hours along the Ship Canal with a good clear commentary given by a very knowledgeable Blue Badge guide. We departed from Salford Quays and on arrival at Liverpool we had two hours to look around. Plenty of sights to occupy us - Tate gallery, Museum of Liverpool Life, Albert Docks etc plus good shopping... More

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The waiting room at Seacombe was clean and the coffee was excellent. The cruise was very relaxing and the commentary enlightening about the social history of the canal and the wildlife. Apart from getting soaked when we got off the boat to walk to the coach it was a splendid way to see the world away form the hustle and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This trip was recommended to me by lots of people who had been on it......therefore i set off in high hopes of a great day! The weather let us down towards the end of the journey...but that was all! The gent who did the commentary was an excellent guide a didnt disappoint! We saw many ships and tugg boats and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lovely cruise through the locks and bridges of Manchester Ship Canal, Live commentary with history aides the cruise to its fullest. Lasting 6 Hours or longer depending on traffic in canal you can relax and enjoy the time as you unwind on a gentle slow cruise of about 10 Knots up the canal Unfortunately when you depart at Salford you... More

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Liverpool
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We left the Pier Head, Liverpool at 11.10am and arrived at Salford Quays, Manchester, at 5.30 pm. There was a coach waiting there to return us to Lime Street station, Liverpool or Pier Head, in 45 minutes! It was a great way to see familiar landscapes like the Runcorn Bridge and the Thelwall Viaduct from a different angle! Fascinating journey... More

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Penkridge
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife bought me a cruise on the canal for my birthday from merseytravel. I have always been fascinated by the canal and it's various docks. Whilst it may not be to everyone's taste it's a fascinating way of seeing an enormous piece of Victorian engineering which in some places is still in use. The lady who did the commentary... More

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in huddersfield
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is some years since we did the Manchester Ship Canal Cruise so ignore the 'date of visit', I believe it took about 6 hours from Liverpool to Manchester, some may say it was boring but I found it fascinating and relaxing, I was on a local coach trip that took us to Liverpool and was there to pick us... More

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