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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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Manchester Ship Canal

The Ship Canal at Easham, where it joins up the River Mersey before continuing the journey to the North SeaThe canal has a variety of backdrops along its lengthThe locks at Latchhford looking out towards the old railway viaduct

The 36 mile long Manchester Ship Canal links Manchester to the sea and played a key role in city's industrialisation. The canal passes through a range of scenery before arriving at Eastham and joining the River Mersey

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Manisty Wharf, Ellesmere Port

An aerial view of Manisty Wharf, sitting on the banks of the River Mersey. The famous Mount Manisty, a strip of land created from the soil extracted when creating the canal is at the bottom of the pictureThe coal train waits to be loaded at Manisty WharfThe maze of industrial buildings at Manisty.

Manisty Wharf sits on the Manchester Ship Canal just up from Ellesmere Port. The site is home to mountains of coal and recycled glass in addition to the historic buildings which sit vacant.

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Trafford Dry Dock, Trafford Park

The docks, with Salford Quay's impressive skyline in the backgroundAn aerial view of the dry docks (outlined in red), with MediaCityUK oppositeThe cranes sit on the dockside and are now dwarfed by MediaCityUK across the water

Trafford Dry Docks sit on the Manchester Ship Canal and offer spectacular views of Salford Quays including MediaCityUK.

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