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Bridgewater Canal Grand Cruise visiting Three Cheshire Gardens of Distinction

Enjoy our Bridgewater Canal Grand Cruise visiting three Cheshire Gardens of Distinction on our stylish widebeam canal boat.

This six night cruise takes in the highlights along the Bridgewater Canal  visiting three Cheshire Gardens of Distinction, the lovely market town of Lymm,  a monastic abbey ruins & museum, a night in heritage Manchester and enjoy plenty of lovely canal cruising through the Cheshire countryside.

Castlerose View of Merchants Bridge Castlefield Manchester
Castlefield Basin, Central Manchester.

Our cruise begins and ends on our permanent mooring in Castlefield Basin in central Manchester where guests can enjoy a night taking in the industrial and Roman heart of Manchester. Castlefield is home to a Roman fort, networks of canals, old mills, new bars and sophisticated restaurants.

Our mooring is in front of The Wharf Pub which serves great food, fine wines and a good selection of beers.

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Dunham Massey Hall, Gardens and Deer Park

This National Trust estate is an easy ten minute walk from the boat which you reach through the charming hamlet of Little Bollington which has a tea room and fine country pub!

We give guests plenty of time to explore Dunham Massey Hall & Deer Park  and recommend an evening in the The Swan With Two Nicks  where many a happy hour has been lost whilst enjoying their fine food.

Castlerose moored in Lymm
The Lovely Market Town of Lymm.

After some fine cruising through the Cheshire countryside where we catch glimpses of the west Pennine hills through the hedgerows, we moor up in the delightful market town of Lymm.

Explore the shops & cafes or step out on a lovely walk around Lymm Damm before sampling the delights of the local restaurants & pubs for the evening.

visiting the carved owl at grappenhall heys walled garden
Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden joined the Cheshire Gardens of Distinction campaign for 2015 and has a fine cafe! The Glasshouses are well stocked and a passing chat with a gardener always proves informative with them sharing their gardening tips.

The Walled Garden is about half mile from the canal so can be walked in about 15 minutes, or if you prefer, by a short taxi trip which we will be pleased to book for you.

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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Norton Priory is a historic site comprising the remains of an abbey complex dating from the 12th to 16th centuries, and an 18th-century country house.

The beautiful 2.5 acre Georgian walled garden is a hidden gem with fruit trees, herb garden and rose walk. Home to the National Collection of Quince, it is surrounded by a pear orchard, wildflower meadow and woodland.  Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft building and museum which displays thousands of objects from Tudor shoes to the incredible medieval statue of St Christopher.

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