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Bridgewater Canal Holidays

Enjoy time with your friends or family on a relaxing canal boat holiday without the stresses and strains of skippering your own narrowboat.  You have the whole boat to yourselves and do all the catering. We do the driving!

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 enjoy plenty of lovely canal cruising through the Cheshire countryside.

Book a 6 Night Grand Cruise


Our cruisers enjoying breakfast onboard Castlerose

Our 4 Night Cheshire canal holidays offer a self catering 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


Castlerose moored at Worsley

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

We cruise to the birthplace of the English canals, Worsley and into mining 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


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 a night in Castlefield exploring this heritage corner of Manchester!

Book a 2 Night Manchester Heritage Cruise


Skippered Canal Cruises Price Guide

DurationCruisePrices
6 Night CruiseBridgewater Canal Grand Cruise£1,695
5 Night Cruise£1,495
4 Night CruiseCheshire Canal Cruise
£1,195
3 Night CruiseLancashire Canal Cruise£895
2 Night CruiseManchester Heritage Cruise£595
Skippered Canal Cruises are for whole boat charter on a self catering basis for the duration of your canal holiday.