£13.33 – £14.92

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & BARTON AQUEDUCT

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Prince Henry Narrowboat

Stretford Marina

Marland Way

Manchester

M32 0NQ

United Kingdom

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Beat the the traffic and forget the the queues by taking a leisurely cruise along the Bridgewater Canal to the Trafford Centre, for a Christmas Shopping day to remember.

Prince Henry will be decked out in festive style especially for the occasion.

We'll be moored at the Barton Square entrance to the Trafford Centre for approximately 3.5 hours; enough time to treat yourself to lunch, catch a film or spoil the little ones with a visit to the Christmas Grotto, Lego Land or Sea Life Centre.

On the way we'll cross the world famous Barton Swing Aqueduct, the first and only swing aqueduct in the world. Spanning the Manchester Ship Canal at Barton-upon-Irwell, it is a Grade II listed building, and still in regular use. When closed, it allows canal traffic to pass along the Bridgewater Canal, but when large vessels need to pass underneath, the 1,450-tonne and 330-foot long iron trough is rotated 90 degrees on a pivot mounted on a small purpose-built island. Gates at each end of the trough retain around 800 tonnes of water, and additional gates on each bank retain water in their adjacent stretches of canal. There are fantastic views in both directions, towards Salford Quays or the adjacent Barton Road swing Bridge and M60 high-level motorway bridge.

Before your return journey, join us back on board for Christmas crackers and complimentary mulled wine* and mince pies.

Full itinerary as follows:

9am depart Stretford Marina

9.45am cross over Barton aqueduct

10am turnaround at Patricroft

10.30am arrive at Trafford Centre, Barton Square entrance

2pm boarding for complimentary mulled wine and mince pies

2.30pm depart Trafford Centre

3pm arrive at Stretford Marina


Tickets available online only:

Standard: £14.50 (plus booking fee)

Concessions: £12.00 (plus booking fee)


*non-alcoholic alternative available

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free car parking available adjacent to Stretford Marina. Please use postcode M32 0NQ. The marina is a 10 minute walk from Trafford Park railway station, and a 15 minute walk, via the canal towpath, from Stretford Metrolink station.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please e-mail allaboardmcr@gmail.com

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Prince Henry Narrowboat

Stretford Marina

Marland Way

Manchester

M32 0NQ

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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