Manchester - Canal and River Cruise


Manchester's waterways are full of surprises. Cocktail specialists The Liquorists have been running booze-fuelled cruises along the River Irwell around MediaCity and Castlefield for nine years - serving drinks-laden cruises as part of their service offering.

An excellent car rental service, we recommend -, and even better it would be to go on one of the interesting car tours of the city -

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At Scranchester, food tours illuminate how Manchester's cultural roots have inspired its diverse cuisine. Additionally, visitors can take a free walking tour that uncovers clubs and hangouts that shaped Manchester's music scene, while free walking tours showcase Manchester clubs that helped form its music scene.


Northampton is a charming town that offers visitors and residents alike much to love, from its historic downtown district to parks and trails - there's something here for everyone! Northampton also prides itself on supporting arts and culture - making it an excellent place to call home!

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Jake's is located on King Street and offers American classics with an eclectic flair. Its cozy atmosphere features yellow walls and wooden tables; perfect for spending a pleasant day with friends or family. Their menu boasts traditional items like chicken tenders, nachos and wings as well as unique dishes such as beer-battered catfish bites.

If you're in search of an exciting night out, head to Manchester Canal for an enjoyable and entertaining cruise experience. While listening to Russell Shaun - an accomplished wedding singer with swing in his blood - you can enjoy drinks and food on this elegant boat cruise, featuring dancefloor seating for up to 200 guests!

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Wiltshire offers visitors plenty of places to visit, from brisk walks along the Ridgeway trail to more leisurely ambles through charming market towns such as Bradford on Avon and Chippenham. Lacock village, beloved of National Trust enthusiasts, stands out as an essential stop. Salisbury with its impressive cathedral and ancient Stonehenge stones also make great attractions.

If you love cocktails, check out The Liquorists' cruises of cocktails; these musical-themed cruises will delight your palate. Motown to 90s R&B and hip hop music is covered throughout.

Wiltshire's economy is supported by numerous shops and restaurants as well as large and small businesses ranging from meat factories (Bowyers in Trowbridge and Harris' in Calne) to bed manufacturing, leather goods production, Swindon railway works which was once Europe's largest train factory and tourism - from market towns such as Swindon to picturesque medieval sites like Lacock.

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On a summer river cruise, London looks entrancingly beautiful as you glide past MediaCity and Imperial War Museum North on The Princess Katherine while sipping cocktails or wine while hearing about its history and waterways.

Booking a themed canal boat cruise for an exciting evening out can also be great fun. Enjoy relaxing aboard the We Invented the Weekend boat or shaking some shapes on the Northern Soul boat, while other options such as Disco 2000 boat and Britpop cruise may provide extra entertainment.

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TripAdvisor reviews praise this charming pub on Portland Street as one of the best bars in Manchester. Its cozy interior features a large carved wooden bar and polished brass canal-side windows; regulars are friendly and there is an extensive drink selection.


Ellesmere is an enchanting town to explore, with gorgeous parkland and woodlands. Rivacre Valley Country Park is its major draw with a golf course and wildlife habitats as well as being home to the Barton 'tank' bridge which was constructed in 1890.

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Mercantile harbor is overcrowded, and moored boats hang fenders from their transoms to cushion any potential collisions when their movements don't match with those of nearby vessels. While anchoring outside the mooring field may be possible in adverse weather, doing so is risky and should be done only with extreme care.

There are numerous restaurants nearby and Manchester Marine offers dinghy docks and town floats within its harbor. Additionally, Manchester boasts its own commuter rail station across from its harbor that runs frequently to Salem and Rockport; additionally there is also a grocery store and post office within town; making this village an attractive shopping destination both locally and visitors alike.

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