Feast on industrial heritage

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Unwind with a leisurely stroll or canal ride through Castlefield Locks not far from Manchester city centre.


Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Castlefield is now one of Manchester’s most relaxing spots. Built on the junction of the Manchester canals, you can explore a maze of restored red-brick warehouses and Victorian viaducts.

You can see original Manchester either by boat or on foot at this first-ever Urban Heritage Park in the UK. It is a feast for the eyes. Once you have exhausted yourself exploring, you can refuel at one of the many restaurants and bars and watch barges drift by. The Wharf pub, a local favourite, sits at the centre of the locks and combines traditional North West food with local ales, stunning views and a classic Manchester welcome. You might find it hard to leave.

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