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If you are cruising on the Trent And Mersey Canal on your Canal Boat Holiday this winter pop along to the Anderton Boat Lift for some festive fun.

Over the weekends in December prior to Christmas you can take a ride on te Anderton Boat Lift and meet Santa and Mrs Claus for festive stories and sing along fun.

Santa will be trading in his sleigh for a Canal Boat trip aboard the Edwin Clark trip boat.

The festive cruise lasts for about 50 minutes and every child will get a present from Santa.

December visitors to the Anderton Boat Lift can walk through a winter wonderland this festive season and join in with the host of attractions and Christmas magic.

Browse in the gift shop for an unusual Christmas gift and visit the cafe for a irresistible choice of Christmas fare.

Built in 1875 by Edwin Clarke the Anderton Boat Lift is known as the cathedral of the canal.

The lift was used to transport Canal Boats from The River Weaver to The Trent And Mersey Canal and was used for over 100 years.

At the interactive historical exhibition you can experience what life would have been like from the historic opening day in 1875 right up to the present day.

Book a Canal Boat Holiday from Anderton Marina this Christmas and explore Manchester and the lovely county of Cheshire.

For the football fans in your family no trip to the area would be complete without a visit to one of the UKs most famous clubs, Manchester City.

Christmas Shopping in Manchester is an experience like no other from Funky Fashion to designer Chic.

Seek out rare finds at the Tib Street fashion market or browse the vintage boutiques and explore the record shops i.

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Moored at the canalside

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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Canal boat holidays,
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