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Cruise the Manchester Waterways – with Historic Commentary

Next dates:
Sat 10 May, Mon 26 May, Sat 14 June (Steve Bourne guiding), Sat 28 June, Wed 16 July, Sat 26 July – all at 11.30am. Dates in August and onwards can’t be planned until the football fixtures are out in June.

Please book through, 0843 208 0500. Cost: £15.

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

See Manchester and Salford 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.