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Ports & Canals
From historic shipbuilding yards on the Clyde and bustling UK ports to peaceful canalsides.

One of the numerous cast iron clad bridges crossing the canal.

Bridgewater Canal

The Bridgewater Canal at Worsley. The historic Worlsey Packet House can be seen in the backgroundThe steps of Worsley Packet House leading down to the canalMiles upon miles of towpath run along the banks of the canal

Seen by some as Britain’s first ever canal the Bridgewater played a key role in Manchester’s industrial past linking the coal mines of Worsley with the factories in Manchester.Today the canal caters for leisure cruisers and offers a variety of scenes

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Cammell Laird, Liverpool

An aerial view of Cammell LairdThe giant shipbuilding hall can be seen on the leftThe dry docks at Cammell Laird

Based on the River Mersey, Cammell Laird is one of the most famous names in British shipbuilding and has launched more than 1350 ships during the last 186 years

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Central Docks, Liverpool

The central docks are a popular option for people looking for a temporary site near Liverpool's City CentreThe Central Docks (outlined in red) sit next to Stanley Docks and the famous Stanley Dock Tobacco WarehouseThe old docks with Seaforth Wind Farm in the background

A popular choice for Hollywood filmmakers, The Central Docks at Liverpool offer the chance to go back in time.

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East Float, Birkenhead

An aerial view of the East Float, BirkenheadA site awaiting development sits infront of one of the former giant warehouses, which are now residential apartmentsA giant warehouse sits on the quayside, with  the outline of Birkenhead's famous Central Hydraulic Tower visible to the right

The East Float was one half of the Great Float at Birkenhead. The area has a mixture of historic structures and modern buildings in addition to large areas of land on the waterfront.

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James Watt Dock, Inverclyde

An aerial view of James Watt DockThe sugar warehouses or 'sugar sheds' as they are known locally are over 120 years old and are currently in the process of being refurbishedThe sugar sheds have sat empty on the dockside since the 1960's

The historic James Watt Dock combines the old and the new with features such as the Sugar Warehouses of the 19th Century and the old hammerhead cranes sitting next to modern residential developments.

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Runcorn Docks, Runcorn

An aerial view of Runcorn DocksThe original warehouses date back to the start of the Ship CanalAn internal view of one of the original warehouses

The historic Runcorn Docks sits on the Manchester Ship Canal. The Docks still has some of its original features in addition to more modern structures and machinery.

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