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Chester- Famous for the magnificent cathedral and for the city walls explore the Roman Amphitheatre, Chester Zoo - With over 7000 animals to visit and to learn about, Chester Cathedral - A magnificent building with a rich and fascinating heritage it contains the most complete Medieval monastic complex still standing in the UK
Llangollen - Seeped in myth and legend the town is best known for hosting the International Musical Eisteddfod every July which brings in some 120,000 visitors and turns the town into a vibrant international stage. The town is a haven for shoppers looking for interesting and unusual gifts. Take a picnic up to the amazing horseshoes falls which is a pleasant stroll away these artificial falls are build on the River Dee. Take a ride on the Llangollen steam railway and view some of the country's most breathtaking scenery.
Ellesmere - Takes its name from the spectacular series of glacial meres and is why the area is locally known as the 'North Shropshire Lake District'. A perfect place for rest and relaxation or for the more active there is plenty of boating, walking or fishing. The Heron have always visited Ellesmere and you can view these majestic birds from the comfort of the indoor viewing centre. From here begin your exciting journey on the Llangollen Canal to some of the most breathtaking feats of engineering on the canal system including Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte aqueduct and the Chirk tunnel and Chirk aqueduct.
Pontycysyllte Aqueduct - Everyone should experience a trip over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct and marvel at this magnificent feat of engineering which is spans a 1000 feet and is 125 foot high. With the River Dee thundering beneath you and the Dee Valley stretching for miles it is no wonder that in June 2009 it became a World Heritage Site.
Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage. The Castlefield conservation area’s 18th-century canal system recalls the city’s days as a textile powerhouse, and visitors can trace this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry. The revitalised Salford Quays dockyards now house the Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry cultural centre.See our other locations
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Address : Basin End, Chester Road, Nantwich. Cheshire CW5 8LB
By Road : From M6 turn off at junction 16 along A500 to Nantwich, From Nantwich turn onto Chester Rd, the B5341 and then turn right into Nantwich Canal Centre where signposted.
By Rail : Nantwich station - Then take the 84 bus to the Canal basin (2 mins) or a taxi
By Air : Liverpool or Manchester Airport 23 miles
|Route Name||Route Type||Days||Cruising Hours||Locks|
|Chester and return from Nantwich||Rural||4.00||16.50||22|
|Middlewich from Nantwich||Few Locks||4.00||11.50||8|
|Ellesmere Port from Nantwich||City||5.00||24.00||28|
|Whitchurch and return from Nantwich||Rural||5.00||20.00||38|
|Anderton Boat Lift from Nantwich marina||Rural||5.00||23.00||16|
|Llangollen and aqueducts and return from Nantwich||Rural||8.00 to 11.00||47.50||42|
|Four Counties Ring from Nantwich||Rural||8.00 to 11.00||60.00||94|
|The tranquil Shropshire Union Canal from Nantwich||Rural||8.00||39.50||58|
|Manchester Timperley and return from Nantwich||Few Locks||8.00||38.50||18|
|Stafford and historic Shugborough hall from Nantwich||Rural||11.00||61.00||82|
Accommodation : The Cheshire Cat - www.laterooms.com
Taxis : Nantwich Taxis www.nantwichtaxis.co.uk Tel 01270 382071 Car Hire https://www.rhinocarhire.com/
Groceries : Morrisons & Aldi Supermarkets are near the Railway Station in Station Road, Nantwich.
Bike Hire :
TRACS in Northwich http://www.delamerebikes.co.uk/bike-hire/prices-and-booking
Mere Cycle- based in Ellesmere, will deliver to the marina and collect , Tel 01691 773298/07988-842038