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great walk and magnificent industrial heritage

This is a really great walk. The canals and iron bridges have a harsh beauty all of their own... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Great place to walk

This place is full of history and is a great place to go for a walk before or after visiting the... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great walk. The canals and iron bridges have a harsh beauty all of their own. Plenty of good looking bars, if you fancy a refresher. And there are even some barges offering tours with meals on board. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

This place is full of history and is a great place to go for a walk before or after visiting the Science and Industry Museum, since they are very close to each other. There are a lot of restaurants around and you can take great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty walk if you’re in the city and would like some time out from the hustle and bustle. It is very historic and I can imagine quite beautiful and lively in the warmer months as there are a number of bars and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Such a gorgeous place to walk around. The canals, the architecture, and the few great bars around make this an great environment to be in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacknaven
Reviewed November 22, 2018

I have never seen iron bridges that size running through a city - fascinating piece of industrial heritage right there

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mberlin2015
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We went here in a lovely afternoon during weekdays so not many tourists. Beautiful wall and architectures remind me the old 18 century.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sleepinlove
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We walk in warm sunny evening. Beautiful place. Both sides has footpath. There are so many bridges to cross to the both sides. We started at the Deansgate and walk up to the Manchester United Stadium.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dammi_29
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Bridgewater Canal is wonderful .It's very famous and the towpaths are good for walking , lots of places to sit You meet great people around here usually fellow photographic enthusiasts ..

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cjcjchloe
Reviewed July 23, 2018

the way to Castlefield is by cobbled roads and the many canal pathways. Nearest tram or train stop is Deansgate. The 4 victorian viaducts converge above the network of canals underneath allowing a great view of the beautiful ironwork. There are a number of locks...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

went see rag & bone man nice place well organised toilets and bar's. if you want a seat get there early to sit on concrete steps we sat on grass banking above under trees as a hot sunny night but beware your shoes need a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from cjcjchloe | Reviewed this property |
It is always beautiful..The place was set up then for the World cup .Beauty as they say is in the eye of the beholder . All this area is historical with famous canal , bridges etc .If you like such ( and you can take a ride... More
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I don't think you can HIRE one (they ain't easy to "drive") but you can certainly ride in one - the4y hqave trips of various distances - Enjopy