Feast on industrial heritage

Manchester, Greater Manchester

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

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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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