It’s an easy canal boat holiday from the Black Prince base at Acton Bridge to the vibrant city of Manchester. Cruising through some lovely countryside, it’s a lock-free route that would suit a short break of 3 or 4 nights.
Alternatively you can continue on the Cheshire Ring south to Macclesfield, Congleton and Middlewich before returning to base just beyond the Anderton Lift. The Cheshire Ring can be completed on a one week trip of active cruising.
In Manchester there are plenty of attractions to see including the Lowry, the Museum of Science and Industry and Old Trafford.