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Manchester Ship Canal

The Quays, England
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A very different experience

We went on the Manchester Ship Canal Cruise on a ship owned by the Mersey Ferries Company 21st... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve W
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Somerton, United Kingdom
Yesteryears motorway of the industrial revolution

Driving up the M6 to Bolton, i took a detour to drive along the A57 to visit Yesteryears motorway... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
923Dan
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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  • Average16%
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“six hours” (14 reviews)
“salford quays” (50 reviews)
“hour cruise” (9 reviews)
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The Quays, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on the Manchester Ship Canal Cruise on a ship owned by the Mersey Ferries Company 21st April 2018. The ship in itself is interesting, built at Dartmouth in 1959. The 6 hour cruise from Salford Quays to Liverpool is principally through an industrial...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Driving up the M6 to Bolton, i took a detour to drive along the A57 to visit Yesteryears motorway of the industrial revolution - The Manchester Ship Canal. If you like heavy engineering and relics of the past its well worth stopping off to admire...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

My companion and I were independent travelers in Manchester for three days. We particularly wanted to explore its industrial past. I had not heard of the ship canal, but he explained its significance. Not knowing the city, we weren’t sure how to experience it, so...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of friends. The boat first picked up at seacombe so by the time it reached Liverpool it was packed and the best seats taken. It was too packed to be comfortable for me personally. My view was restricted by an unpleasant...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

One of my dreams was to experience the Manchester Ship Canal. I was not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed the six hours plus journey which went by so quickly ,such a lot to see and the commentary was very good and thanks to reasonable weather we...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Spent a superb day with my wife, on the Manchester Ship Canal. The scenery and wildlife was spectacular, a wonderful way to relax and spend some quality time together. We will definitely return to sail this route again some time in the future.

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

As we both have an interest in canals this was something we have wanted to try for some time, but it certainly proved to be alot more spectacular than our local canals. I will start by saying we were very lucky it was a beautiful...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

The boat , cruise and location all good , however the commentary was inaudible and the information was very sparse .

Thank rayridge32
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

This is a six hour cruise, starting at Salford Quays, then all the way to the Liver Building in Liverpool. The live commentary was excellent, pointing out things of interest, as well stating facts regarding the cruise and ship. The weather was good and it...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

A cruise by Mersey Ferries along the canal from Liverpool to Salford keys. The cruise lasted about 6 hours with commentaries by a Blue Badge Guide. The Mersey Ferry glides up the canal at a leisurely pace, food and drink available on board at reasonable...More

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anna p
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Darleypete | Reviewed this property |
No it's a full length one way trip with coach return.
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David W
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Praful S | Reviewed this property |
There is café, which serves light lunches, snacks and hot drinks. Not sure about alcoholic drinks. But I am sure, one would not die of hunger or thirst on board!
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