Take a 60-minute cruise along Manchester's historic Ship Canal and River Irwell on board a boat from central Manchester. Venture through the industrial heartland of the north of England and see historic monuments such as Stephenson's railway bridge.
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Duration 60 minutes
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Get a unique view of Stephenson's 1830 railway bridge and the contrasting Ordsall Chord
Cruise past Manchester United's home ground, known as the "Theatre of Dreams"
See highlights, from the ultra-modern Media City to the railway arches over Hulme Lock
Learn about Manchester's industrial past and exciting future from the on-board commentary
Climb aboard a pleasure boat in central Manchester and embark on a trip from the heart of Manchester's old docklands into the center of the city. See sights from the modern Media City, now home to the BBC and the new home of ITV's Coronation Street, to the imposing Old Trafford football stadium and George Stephenson’s 1830 railway bridge.
Pass by the first of the 120 meter long locks of the Manchester Ship Canal, and admire the impressive Imperial War Museum and old Pomona Docks before heading into the heart of Manchester along the River Irwell.
Listen to a full commentary that describes the history of the Manchester Ship Canal and the industries that made the city one of the powerhouses of Europe in the 19th century. Hear about the exciting future now being built.