Manchester Ship Canal

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Manchester Ship Canal
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Gunslinger_46
Stockport, UK641 contributions
A pleasant site to behold, walking by the river
Jan 2021
Walking along by the river on a cold windy day, is still better than staying in doors and you do get some exercise while doing it........always wrap up warm - with gloves scarf and mask for safety sake.

The different sites you see along the way is like having a potted history lesson of the area around you........you are learning something all the time.
Written March 28, 2021
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David
Madrid, Spain3,690 contributions
Canal with more than a century old.
Sep 2020
This canal was opened at the end of the XIX century, it felt then the longest navigable in the world. It carried goods from Liverpool to Manchester. It currently belongs to a private holding company. Apartments, offices, as well as leisure and restaurant areas have been built on its shore.
Written September 7, 2020
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Terri D
9 contributions
Waked around area. Has a nice mall.visited the Lawny art exhibit, Tours of TV studios and sets. Bustling place.
Nov 2019
Walked around the area, visited the mall. My goal was to see the Lawry art exhibit which was excellent. Had a spot of tea. Lots to do-You can take tours of the tv shows sets. Walk over to the museum. See a play.
Written November 23, 2019
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stephenbrg
Townsville, Australia604 contributions
Great area
Oct 2019
The whole area around the canal is great just to walk about - especially if it is sunny. Easy to access via Metrolink and home to a number of other attractions as well. We enjoyed it.
Written November 1, 2019
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Susan E
Wellington13 contributions
Historic canal
Aug 2019
Did a 6 hour trip up the Manchester Ship Canal in August 2019 with Mersey Ferries - loved seeing the locks and hearing about the construction of this amazing canal that really opened up the industrial revolution to Manchester. Very pleasant and interesting trip, with return transport to start included.
Written October 19, 2019
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John F
3 contributions
Scenic trip
Oct 2019
Great day out, six hour trip from Salford to Liverpool. Good commentary of history and nature en route.
Written October 9, 2019
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kty910
Hertfordshire, UK93 contributions
great day out very relaxing
Sep 2019
a six hour cruise along the ship canal from manchester to liverpool - the ship was not crowded and as a result everyone had a good seat and was able to listen to the great talk by a blue badge guide
Written September 25, 2019
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Claire M
Sheffield, UK2 contributions
6 hour cruise from Manchester to Liverpool
Aug 2019 • Friends
Not enough seats. Very crowded. Exceedingly boring commentary unless you like a monotone voice and bridges. Can't hear commentary inside. Don't go if you can't guarantee the weather. Poor and expensive food and drink.
Written September 1, 2019
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jsbelite
Wirral, UK2 contributions
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise from Liverpool
Aug 2019
The cruise is excellent. However, when we did this trip a few years ago the cruise terminated at Salford Quays close to The Lowry giving us free time to visit the gallery or browse the shops before boarding the coach back to Liverpool. On our latest trip the boat didn't reach Salford Quays. We disembarked some way away at a lorry park where coaches were waiting to take us straight back to Liverpool. On enquiring why we had such a disappointing end to our excursion we were told that Peel Holdings were no longer dredging the area of water where we had previously disembarked and hence it was not deep enough for our ship to berth. This inaction diminishes the value of the excursion and denies the retailers of Salford Quays access to several hundred captive shoppers.
Written August 19, 2019
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Kelly S
Weybridge, UK31 contributions
Should have been better
Aug 2019 • Couples
Went on the tour today from Manchester to Liverpool. I love history and the canal is amazing and has so many facts about it to find out.
So why did the person giving the talk, talk so much drivel, I was very very disappointed. Please get somebody to do some real research about the canal, and real history.
Also the female member of staff at the upstairs bar was far more interested in her social media than customers. Our trip was the 18/8, I must say the meeting point worked well, the staff were very good. The crew were also very helpful.

Written August 18, 2019
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