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Cruise the Manchester Waterways – with Historic Commentary

Next 2014 dates. Regular cruise: Sun 17 Aug, Sat 30 Aug, Sat 20 Sep, Sun 12 Oct, Fri 24 Oct, Sun 2 Nov, Sat 15 Nov at 11.30am. £18.

Next 2014 dates. Christmas Cruise with mulled wine and mince pies: Thu 4 Dec, Fri 12 Dec, Wed 17 Dec, Sun 21 Dec at 11.30am. £23.

Please book through, 0843 208 0500.

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.