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Go see one of the great ship canals of this country

It's worth a visit to the Manchester Ship canal and take in the history of this great piece of waterway. Whether you do it by boat or not it's a very interesting place.

Reviewed August 14, 2016
CorneliusfudgeGM
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the ship canal cruise from Salford quays to Liverpool on Easter Saturday. The cruise is well run and there is a commentary all the way along the canal pointing out interesting sites and giving you the latest information about changes that are happening all along the canal. You can buy hot and cold food on board or take... More 

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36-mile-long (58 km) inland waterway in the North West of England linking Manchester to the Irish Sea. Several sets of locks lift vessels about 60 feet (18 m) up to Manchester. One can cruise (approximately six hours) along this canal. The cruise takes in a spectacular scenery and marvel at the historic buildings, industrial... More 

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Thank Praful S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely 4 course meal drinks bar on board with lovely staff nothing to much trouble for them, can hire for parties and special occasions

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,057 reviews
674 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It's worth a visit to the Manchester Ship canal and take in the history of this great piece of waterway. Whether you do it by boat or not it's a very interesting place.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Despite showery weather we two and a couple of friends had a ball here. We went from Salford to Liverpool, which the other two agreed might be more picturesque than vice-versa which they had experienced previously. Good and fascinating live commentary. Good food, drink and toilets. And after an hour and a half to roam round the Albert Dock, including... More 

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1 Thank judemgard
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016

On departure it was evident that most passengers were over 60 years of age. The commentary (by a qualified badge holder we were told) was excellent , some of the passengers complained that that could not hear-she apologised added that that was nothing she could do about that. The ship was actually a ferry, not a ship designed for a... More 

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2 Thank MidlandsRascal
North Wales
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

I recently travelled as part of a group along the canal from Salford Quays to Liverpool. It takes 6 hours to travel the 35 miles but it was most relaxing and very interesting. A Blue Badge guide gives a running commentary, explaining the history of locks/bridges/canalside factories/docks/buildings. And if she didn't know the answer to a question that was put... More 

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1 Thank Christine S
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2016

The Seacombe ferry port is easy to find. Signposted from the M53, it's got an edifice to aim for and free parking. The people are lovely and helpful. I forgot to get my barcode scanned but the crew sorted it in moments. Our cruise started in a holding pattern because there was a massive tanker 'Atlantic Wind' in first lock.... More 

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2 Thank Max P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Hillstown
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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