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.
The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England. It’s known for its beaches and seafront promenades, such as sandy Shanklin beach and south-facing Ventnor beach, which is dotted with vintage beach huts. Dinosaur remains and fossils can be seen in areas like Compton Bay and Yaverland Beach. On the island’s western point, the Needles are 3 huge, white chalk rocks, guarded by a 19th-century lighthouse
Eastbourne in East Sussex, is one of England’s most popular coastal resorts. Its main attraction is its undeveloped seafront, which is a very unusual feature for a British seaside town. More often than not, places like this would be full to bursting with the bright lights and loud sounds of countless fairground rides and videogame arcades.
Eastbourne’s main promenade is lined with old Victorian hotels, giving the beach a calm, traditional feel. Most of the buildings are owned by the Duke of Devonshire, who refuses to let them be converted into shops
Weston-Super-Mare’s seaside pleasures have been delighting visitors for centuries. Stroll along The Grand Pier’s boardwalk for superb views of Weston beach or head to its indoor theme park offering hundreds of attractions from traditional seaside coin-pushers to thrilling rides, children’s indoor play areas and a wealth of restaurants and cafés.
The seaside town of Skegness is probably England’s most famous seaside resort set on the Lincolnshire coast. Only a few centuries ago the little village of Skegness was barely on the map, that was until the introduction of the railway system, which made it more accessible for everybody.
The famous statue of the Jolly Fisherman skipping along the beach can be found in the centre of town it’s caption reads “Skegness is SO bracing”.
Skegness is also famous for having the first ever Butlins holiday camp in the UK in 1936 which also helped it rise in fame and is still open todate.
The seafront is big, clean, and well served by all kinds of facilities and amenities. The beach backs onto a busy promenade, full of things to buy, eat and see.