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Cruise the Manchester Waterways – with Historic Commentary

Festive cruise with mulled wine and mince pie: Xmas 2015 dates now on sale: Thu 10 Dec, Sun 27 Dec at 11am.

Please book through, 0843 208 0500.

At the water’s edge outside the Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road.

Put on your sea legs and watch Manchester, Trafford Park and Salford glide past from the comfort of the L S Lowry or Emmeline Pankhurst boat as she makes her way along the Manchester Ship Canal, Bridgewater Canal and River Irwell, and we glide past the following sights:

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On the water’s edge, seen on the cruise and as pictured above, are:

* The new Coronation Street studios.
* Media City.
* Manchester United.
* The Imperial War Museum North.
* The Lowry Centre.
* The old docks of what was Britain’s 4th biggest port.
* Mode Wheel Locks.
* Castlefield.
* Spinningfields.

And these are just some of the sights you will see in a way you’ve never seen before. We also go through the only Manchester lock – at Pomona – an unusual and exhilarating experience as the boat rises or falls to meet the level of the other waterway and the fortress-like walls of the lock disappear from view.

Pomona LockExpert commentary provided by the queen of canal tour guides, Salford-born Sue Grimditch.