Manchester Bridgewater Canal Tour

The Bridgewater Canal in Salford contains the oldest and the newest parts of the 39 miles of the UK’s first commercial canal.

Explore this five-mile stretch of history to discover how the area embraced coal, cotton, suffragettes, and brilliant engineering  – mostly but not always.

See the Castle in the Air and a cathedral in miniature – find out how this all came about because of a lovelorn nobleman and a very important wheel of Cheshire cheese.

Look out for ‘God forgotten’ Worsley, the church built to enlighten them by George Gilbert Scott, a lighthouse 30 miles from the sea and the world’s only swing aqueduct at Barton-Upon-Irwell.

Intrigued? So you should be but all will be explained if you join your Green Badge Tourist Guide for the Bridgewater Canal

We will see bollards without boats and basins without taps but with plugs in strange places.

Find out more about the fabulous history, architecture and industrial archaeology of the Bridgewater Canal and Worsley Village that includes a Queen, a Duke, several Earls and even a Maharajah who walked all the way from Edinburgh.



If you require a guide with a private car to conduct your tour please tick above. This will send your request to one of our driver guides who are UK licensed, registered and insured.

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