So much to see and do...

The Bridgewater Canal flows by lots of popular attractions making it the perfect route to a fantastic day out.

There are a number of well-known tourist attractions to be found along the Bridgewater Canal. Travelling along the Canal is the perfect opportunity to visit these attractions as part of great day out.

Astley Green Colliery Museum

Astley Green Colliery Museum features a steam winding engine and headgear as well as a collection of 28 colliery locomotives, the largest collection of its type in the UK.

Address: Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tyldesley, Manchester M29 7JB

Worsley Delph

Worsley Delph is very important to the history of the Bridgewater Canal. This is the entrance to the underground canal in the Duke of Bridgewater’s mines where coal was brought out of and from here travelled along the Canal to the local towns and cities.

Address: The Delph, Worsley M28 2GD

Barton Aqueduct

The Barton Aqueduct

This moveable aqueduct carries the Bridgewater Canal along the Manchester Ship Canal. It is moveable to allow large vessels to use the Ship Canal. The Aqueduct is a Grade II listed building and is considered a significant feat of Victorian civil engineering.

Address: Barton Road, Salford

intu Trafford Centre

intu Trafford Centre

intu Trafford Centre is the North West's premier shopping and leisure destination with an array of tempting stores, restaurants, cafes and bars as well as a 20 screen cinema, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and a brand new SEALIFE Centre.

Address: intu Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AA


EventCity, next to intu Trafford Centre, holds a whole host of events and exhibitions ranging from art and crafts and food events to homeware and holiday exhibitions.

Address: Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 7TB

Museum of Science & Industry

From the world's first industrial city to 24-hour party capital, MOSI takes you on a journey through Manchester's heritage with sights, sounds and even smells! You can see what it was like to work in a cotton mill during one of our textile demonstrations, see one of the world's largest collections of working steam mill engines or even venture into a Victorian sewer…

Address: Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP

Walton Park

Walton Park in Sale, Trafford is a 12.5 acres park with beautiful flowerbeds, shrubs, mature trees and also features bowling greens and a pavilion, tennis courts, a football pitch, play areas and a miniature railway.

Address:  Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey is part of the National Trust and feature the Dunham Massey Hall which is set in a magnificent deer park. Dunham Massey also features beautiful gardens, including Britain’s largest winter garden and a striking rose garden.

Address:  Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ

Walton Hall & Gardens

Walton Gardens in Warrington have spacious lawns and ornamental gardens with trees and shrubs from all over the world. There are also a new café and picnic areas and a children’s zoo, pottery in the park and lots of other outdoor activities for a perfect family day out.

Address: Walton Lea Road, Higher Walton, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 6SN

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Runcorn is a wonderful day out for all the family. Norton Priory is the most excavated monastic site in Europe and the museum tells its story from its founding in 1134 to its closure and then later history as a manor house and estate. The stunning 18th Century Wall Garden features an abundance of wildlife enjoying the wonderful rock garden, herb garden, vegetable gardens and an orchard and the lovely Rose Walk.

Address: Tudor Road, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1SX

The Brindley

The Brindley is the main centre for arts and entertainment in Runcorn.  There is a gallery space and craft displays at The Brindley as well as a large theatre, a studio, a dark room and a digital imaging room. The café overlooks the Bridgewater Canal.

Address: High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1BG

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