Bridgewater Canal

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Image is courtesy of Andrew Green

Running from Runcorn to Leigh, the Bridgewater Canal is 65km long.

Built over 250 years ago by the Duke of Bridgewater, it is considered to be the first true canal in England. Constructed during the Industrial Revolution, the success of the Bridgewater Canal helped to inspire a period of intense canal building in Britain, known as Canal Mania.

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What's on near Bridgewater Canal

MusicManchester
New Order at Wythenshawe Park

New Order play an all-day outdoor concert at Wythenshawe Park alongside Manchester’s own Johnny Marr and adopted Manc Róisin Murphy.

from £61.60
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LiteratureManchester
LIVEwire at The Edge

LIVEwire is back at The Edge in Chorlton with an electric line-up featuring internationally acclaimed poet and author Salena Godden.

from £13.00

Where to go near Bridgewater Canal

Dunham Massey
Altrincham
Park
Dunham Massey

Whatever the weather, Dunham Massey in Altrincham takes our number one spot for a fun outdoorsy day out.

Manchester
Restaurant
Axe & Cleaver

This is the perfect pub for an indulgent weekend, following up a long countryside walk with a hearty and high quality meal.

Arley Hall and Gardens
Cheshire
Tourist Attraction
Arley Hall and Gardens

Set in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, Arley Hall & Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest.

Warrington
Gallery
Pyramid Arts Centre

Culture Warrington hosts a range of exhibitions throughout the year representing local, regional and national artists’ work.

Warrington
Gallery
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Opened in 1857, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is one of the oldest museums in the country and much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved.

The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham
Altrincham
Event venue
The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham

Boasting stunning Edwardian architecture with Art Deco influences, The Bowdon Rooms is a highly sought after wedding venue, conference centre and events hub located in the picturesque village of Bowden, Altrincham.

Prince's Park
Salford
Park
Prince’s Park

Prince’s Park lies at the centre of Irlam and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Percy the Park Keeper - The Secret Path in the Gardens, Tatton Park
Park
Tatton Park

An historical estate with a neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, 1000 acres of deer park, a rare breed farm and medieval Old Hall.

Manchester
Restaurant
Phanthong

Outstanding Thai cuisine, situated in a classic red brick restaurant with a sleek and modern interior. Visit this for special occasions or lunchtime deals.

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