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Lovely food on board a barge the water way sadly lets this trip down as the waters are littered... read more

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Angela H
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Derby, United Kingdom
Great for a gentle walk

Plenty to see and do in The Quays. Watch the rowing eights and other racey, rowing boats... read more

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Mike_from_Staffs
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Staffordshire Moorlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food on board a barge the water way sadly lets this trip down as the waters are littered with rubbish from todays society

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angela H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty to see and do in The Quays. Watch the rowing eights and other racey, rowing boats. Suitable for all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike_from_Staffs
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manchester Ship Canal has a lot to offer, in the summer months. There are different trips to go on, some longer than others - there is the Manchester to Liverpool trip on a nice hot summers day. You can spend an hour or so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gunslinger_46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely walk along this area when recently visiting manchester. Plenty to see and do with some good views. Well worth a look.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johnlobster
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Take the canal trip from Salford to Liverpool - it is a great way to spend a day. Excellent commentary

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WhatNoBiscuits
Reviewed November 9, 2018

There are some great photos of the Ship Canal to be taken from the Quays . Sunset can be particularly lovely.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank prguru2015
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Did the cruise from Liverpool to Manchester with a group of friends. We had a very entertaining and informative guide who told us all about what was on and around the canal, and its history.The boat was large and well equipped with refreshments. The only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Souwester147
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We went Manchester to Liverpool. Surprised how many people were on the boat but there was space to sit and walk around. Go for the upper deck as more to see, especially when sailing parallel to the Mersey. Took 6 hours on the boat with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

For every mile from Eastham to Manchester this is a marvel. The whole distance there are things to look at - quays, sluices, bridges, other ships, locks and the list goes on - there isnt a moment of boredom travelling on the canal. See Mersey...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Me and my partner went on this trip on the 28/8/2018,, A lot of the trip was cut off due to a bridge been down,,No mention of part refund,,The food sold on the ferry was out of date that day and stale,My girlfriend took the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jane m
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Maureen B
April 2, 2018|
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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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Thomas K
Karlsruhe, Germany
operated canal tour in UK (6 Replies)
I have found the Manchester ship canal cruise. Does anybody know more such operated canal tours in UK?
March 17, 2015|
Response fromMartin C|
What length of tour do you mean? The best way to enjoy the canals is to hire a boat for a few days yourself. It's much more fun to be living on the boat than just to be a passenger on one that someone else is steering.. There are lots of places that will do one day trips on the canals - depends what part of the country you plan to visit?
SheilaShropshire
Shropshire
Center of Manchester to Manchester Ship Canal,Salford Quays (17 Replies)
OK, I give up! I have looked at multiple maps trying to work out how to get from Manchester to the Manchester Ship Canal and can't work it out. I can see you can go by Metro but can't see which is the stop I need and then where do I go. Or should I get a taxi, if so how much? Thanks
May 04, 2014|
Response fromian s|
To get to the second map, click on the "suggest an update to this image" that is next to the yellow triangle. Then a new map will pop up with the tram stops on.