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If you are cruising the Rochdale Canal on your Canal Boating Holiday pop along and join in the celebrations at their Festival.

The Canal Festival celebrates the best of canal culture, and highlights a waterway that stretches 32 miles from Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire all the way to Manchester city centre.

There is a nine day relay that runs the whole length of the Rochdale Canal and a slow race that occurs via bike, foot and horse drawn boat.

The event runs from 19th August for nine days and is now in its sixth year, the Canal Festival is an annual celebration of this remarkable waterway and is supported by The Canal and River Trust.

Whilst cruising the Rochdale Canal on your Canal Boat Holiday visit Sowerby Bridge, moor up and take a stroll along the tow path where the flower decked canal wharf boasts some of Britains most authentic early millscapes.

Explore Rochdale and marvel the selection of specialist shops and eating places it has to offer visitors.

Rochdale is set beneath hills and wild moorland at the edge of the South Pennines and the town is steeped in history and heritage.

The town comes to life at night and has a vast selection of clubs, bars and restaurants.

No Canal Boat Holiday on the Rochdale Canal would be complete without a visit to Manchester.

Experience the atmosphere of one of the UKs most famous clubs, Manchester City visit the museum and walk in the footsteps of your footballing hero.

As you would expect in a major and cosmopolitan city you will find a huge range of places to eat and drink.

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