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The Chester or Ellesmere Port and return is an ideal canal boat holidays cruising route for you to explore.

Chester or Ellesmere Port and return holiday cruising route.

This is a recommended canal boat holidays route.

A fascinating trip that takes you through the heart of Manchester and the Peak District with its distinctive stone architecture.

Moor at Castlefields to explore the city of Manchester, including Old Trafford, home of Manchester United F.C., the huge Arndale shopping centre and the Science & Industry Museum. The trip will let you enjoy glorious scenery as the Pennine Range overlooks the canal and, if time allows, detour along the Peak Forest canal to its terminus.

Enjoy the stunning views from Marple and at Anderton pause to visit the fabulously restored boat lift which now operates throughout the cruising season to link the canal with the River Weaver.

On this popular countryside route the locks are well spaced for easy cruising. You can choose to travel to Chester and then retrace your steps back to the marina or continue along the Shropshire Union main line to it’s historic terminal on the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port. Mooring in Chester is within easy reach of the walled city centre with its medieval‘rows’ where there are a variety of shops, galleries and the majestic cathedral.

The fascinating Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port is a few locks beyond Chester, near to the junction with the Manchester Ship Canal. The museum has an extensive collection of preserved inland waterway craft and display areas in many of the former warehouses.

Chester and Ellesmere Port

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Chester or Ellesmere Port and return from Anderton

Book From : Anderton Marina

To Chester:-

7 day canal boat hire.

47 Hours cruising time.

60 Locks.

To Ellesmere Port-

7 day canal boat hire.

55 Hours cruising time.

72 Locks.


Chester or Ellesmere Port and return from Blackwater

Book From : Blackwater Marina

To Chester:-

7 day canal boat hire.

5.5 Hours per day cruising time.

n/a Locks.

To Ellesmere Port-

7 day canal boat hire.

7 Hours cruising time.

n/a Locks.


Useful Chester or Ellesmere Port and return information from Anderton

Beeston Castle Website
Telephone : 0800 015 0516
Anderton Boat Lift Website
Telephone : 01606 786777
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway Website
Telephone : 07530 397079
Chester Heritage Tours Website
Telephone : 0844 585 4144
Chester Zoo Website
Telephone : 01244 380280
Marbury Country Park Website
Telephone : 01606 77741
Chester Tourist Information Website
Telephone : 01606 77741
Chester Roman Amphitheatre Website
Telephone : 0870 333 1181
Chester Cathedral Website
Telephone : 01244 324756
Cheshire Military Museum Website
Telephone : 01244 327617
Blakemere Craft Centre Website
Telephone : 01606 883261
Weaver Hall Museum Website
Telephone : 01606 271640

Useful Chester or Ellesmere Port and return information from Blackwater

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway Website
Telephone : 07530 397079
Chester Heritage Tours Website
Telephone : 0844 585 4144
Chester Zoo Website
Telephone : 01244 380280
Attingham Park Website
Telephone : 01743 708123
Ellesmere, Shropshire Website
Telephone : 01743 708123
Chester Tourist Information Website
Telephone : 01743 708123
Chester Roman Amphitheatre Website
Telephone : 0870 333 1181
Chester Cathedral Website
Telephone : 01244 324756
Cheshire Military Museum Website
Telephone : 01244 327617
Blakemere Craft Centre Website
Telephone : 01606 883261
Powis Castle Website
Telephone : 01938 551944
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