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Manchester ship canal & The Anderton boat lift

Enjoy a fascinating journey along the inland waterway with the legendary Mersey Ferries. The full day cruise takes in the spectacular scenery leaving you with an awe-inspiring sense of how the canal's construction shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England.

Go on a journey through time, through locks and under bridges mostly unchanged since they were built over 100 years ago. View the succession of swing bridges, an impressive sight as they turn through 90 degrees to allow ships to pass.

Take in the panoramic views as your cruise along the Mersey Estuary. Marvel at the historic buildings, industrial landscape and beautiful countryside, surrounded by nature's beauty and tranquillity.

Winner of large Visitor attraction of the year 2018 – The Anderton Boat Lift has earnt its nickname of Cathedral of the Canals for a very good reason. Not only does it still do the job it was designed to do of lifting boats and barges the 50 feet from the River Weaver Navigation to the Trent & Mersey Canal, but it does it with the most ingenious and endearing character of any structure on the canal system.

 

Address

IGC Travel Ltd.
Northside, Bankwood Road, Stapleton, Pontefract, WF8 3DD

Contact us

Tel: 01977 607222
Email: sales@igctravel.co.uk

Emergency tel: 01977 607222

 

Opening times:

9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Travel insurance

Travel insurance - if required please contact us on 01977 607222 to set up the policy.