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Experience two distinctive and dynamic cities along with the Peak District treasure of Buxton. A highlight of this varied holiday is when we board our ship for a leisurely six hour sail along Britain’s grandest canal. On another day, eternally popular Chester is undoubtedly a historic gem with unique features such as half-timbered shops and its City Walls that offer a leisurely stroll enhanced by views of the River Dee. Finally, beautiful Buxton has been attracting visitors since the fourteenth century and boasts landmarks such as Poole’s Cavern – a two-million- year-old limestone cave.
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise
Relax and take in the scenery as you sail through Britain’s grandest canal. Covering the thirty-five miles between Liverpool and Salford Quays, you’ll glide through locks and under bridges that have changed little in a hundred years. Feast your eyes on the marvellous scenery showcasing splendid architectural and natural sights as you listen to the commentary telling the story of how this impressive waterway shaped the city of Manchester.
Marvel at the town’s centrepiece, the Grade I listed Crescent and view the Devonshire Dome – the largest unsupported dome in Europe. Hop on a Victorian tram-bus and don’t miss Poole’s Cavern where you can witness evidence of prehistoric life dating from Neolithic and Bronze Ages.
Walk the walls, admire the cathedral, visit the Roman amphitheatre, view Eastgate with its clock that marks the entrance to the Roman Fortress, learn about the British Army at the Military Museum, stroll through leafy Grosvenor Park and along the banks of the River Dee or discover the castle.
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