Manchester Ship Canal

Ship Canal

Friday 10th August 2018 (3 days)

£ 279 per person sharing Single or Twin Room (£66 single supplement)

Friday 10th August: Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre

Depart Birmingham and head for Wigan as a convenient place to acquire lunch. Then drive to Bolton for a visit to the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre. Fred Dibnah was a great Steam enthusiast and became almost a household name with his television appearances. He was also known for his work as a steeplejack. The Heritage Centre is based in his former home and remains much as he knew it. Outside in the backyard was his workshop where he would have worked for hours on his beloved steam tractors. This is a fascinating place to visit and one that you will not forget.

Saturday 11th August: Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Early start to drive over to the Mersey Ferry terminal in the Wirral. Here we will board the Ferry that will take us for a 36 mile, 6-hour cruise along the Historic Manchester Ship Canal to Salford Quays on the edge of Manchester. Along the way you will see a mixture of Wildlife and industrial Heritage, pass through swing bridges and locks that have remained almost unchanged since they were installed. During the journey, there will be commentary provided by the crew.

Sunday 12th August: Halifax and Piece Hall

In the heart ofHalifaxthere is a unique building called Piece Hall dating from 1779 it was built for traders dealing with woven cloth produced in the area. It is a vast Georgian building which resembles more of an Italian Piazza from which over 200 merchants would have plied their trade. Today it has been bought back to life with many small independent traders and coffee bars utilising the former shops used by bygone traders. There is also a heritage centre which tells the story of Piece Hall. Piece Hall re-opened to the public on the 1st August 2017.
Within walking distance of the Hall is the City Centre, Calderdale industrial museum (which is currently being revamped and should be open by the time of our visit), Halifax Minster and Eureka the National Children’s Museum aimed at the under 11's


Accommodation is on a half board basis starting with a dinner on Friday night and ending with breakfast on Sunday Morning.

All rooms have air conditioning, windows that open. Soundproofing. Flat screen television, tea/coffee making facility..

Please note all rooms have a shower over the bath, there are no roll in accessible showers available.

General information:

To secure this holiday a deposit of £45 will be required per person. Final payment will be required 8 weeks before departure. Please read our terms and conditions prior to booking.

Our coaches do no have a lift and are accessed by 5 steps. Manual wheelchairs can be carried in the luggage compartment if pre-booked, but no powered scooters/chairs. Accessibility to places being visited can be obtained from the venue websites, please ask if you cannot find the information you need.
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