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 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 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
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 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.
Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 7TB
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
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
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ
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.
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 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 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
Address: High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1BG
The Bridgewater Canal is a 65km canal stretching from Runcorn to Leigh and is owned and operated by the Peel Group.
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Opened on 17th July 1761, the Bridgewater Canal has a special place in history as the first canal in Britain to be built without following an existing watercourse, and so became a model for those that followed it.
The Bridgewater Canal is surrounded by a beautiful environment rich with flora and fauna.
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