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Bridgewater Canal Holidays

Enjoy time with your friends or family on an exclusive, relaxing canal boat holiday without the stresses and strains of skippering your own narrowboat.  You have the whole boat to yourselves to relax and enjoy your Bridgewater Canal Holiday. We do the driving!

Choose between our monthly Hotel Boat Cheshire Cruise, when we treat you to full cooked Breakfasts and Afternoon platters, or a Self Catering cruise which are available a la carte to suit your dates and duration.

The boat sleeps up to six and is fitted out with two sumptuous bedrooms & two stylish bathrooms en-suite, a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and gorgeous lounge with sofa bed, multi-fuel fire and TV.

Our choice of skippered canal boat holidays along the Bridgewater Canal offer an unforgettable experience:


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Our 6 Night Bridgewater Canal Grand Cruise offers a week’s canal holiday on The Bridgewater Canal departing from and returning to Castlefield Basin, Manchester.

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 we enjoy plenty of lovely canal cruising through the Cheshire countryside.

Book a 6 Night Grand Cruise. Self Catering


Our cruisers enjoying breakfast onboard Castlerose

Our 4 Night Cheshire canal holidays offer lovely skippered cruise along The Bridgewater Canal departing from and returning to Castlefield Basin, Manchester.

We cruise to the birthplace of the English canals, Worsley on the famous Barton Swing Aqueduct passing over The Manchester Ship Canal, then onto the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Deer Park and the charming village of Lymm taking in the lovely Cheshire countryside. On returning to Manchester guests can jump ship and visit The Imperial War Museum or The Lowry Art gallery at Salford Quays.

Book a 4 Night Cheshire Cruise incl Hotel Boat Package.

Book a 4 Night Cheshire Cruise. Self Catering


Castlerose moored at Worsley

Our 3 Night Lancashire canal holidays offer a skippered canal holiday along The Leigh Branch of The Bridgewater Canal departs from and returns to Castlefield Basin, Manchester.

We cruise to the birthplace of the English canals, Worsley and into mining & mill country visiting Pennington Flash (which is a haven for bird watchers), The Lancashire Mining Museum and Barton Bridge Swing Aqueduct, enjoying some traditional canal-side hospitality along the way!

Book a 3 Night Lancashire Cruise. Self Catering


A view of Barton Bridge Tower from Castlerose

Our 2 Night Manchester Heritage Cruise holiday offers a short break skippered canal holiday along The Bridgewater Canal departing from and returning to Castlefield Basin, Manchester.

We cruise to the birthplace of the English canals, Worsley taking in the Barton Bridge Swing Aqueduct and return to a night in Castlefield for you to enjoy a night in this fantastic corner of Manchester.

Book a 2 Night Manchester Heritage Cruise. Self Catering


Skippered, Self Catering, Canal Holidays. Price Guide

DurationCruiseTotal Price
6 Night CruiseBridgewater Canal Grand Cruise£1,795
5 Night Cruise£1,595
4 Night CruiseCheshire Canal Cruise
£1,295
3 Night CruiseLancashire Canal Cruise£1095
2 Night CruiseManchester Heritage Cruise£695
Skippered Canal Cruises are for whole boat hire on a self catering basis for the duration of your canal holiday with your skipper doing the driving.

Hotel Boat Canal Holidays. Timetable, Availability & Prices.

Cruise StartNightsCruiseHotel Boat
Sunday 8th April 20184Cheshire CruiseBOOKED
Sunday 6th May 20184Cheshire Cruise£1,495
Sunday 3rd June 20184Cheshire Cruise£1,595
Sunday 1st July 20184Cheshire Cruise£1,595
Sunday 29th July 20184Cheshire Cruise£1,595
Sunday 19th August 20184Cheshire Cruise£1,595
Tuesday 28th August 20185Cheshire CruiseBOOKED
Sunday 23rd September 20184Cheshire Cruise£1,595
Sunday 7th October 20184Cheshire Cruise£1,495
Hotel Boat canal holidays include whole boat hire, sleeping upto 4 with full Breakfast menu & Tea Time platter for all guests. We do the driving.