Bridgewater Canal Guided Tours - Canal Coal and Cake Tour
Join Bridgewater Guided Tours and explore the rich history of the Bridgewater Canal and the hidden clues of its link to the coal deep in seams underground.
In the 18th Century Worsley village was the hub of a thriving industry built upon the coal belonging to the Duke of Bridgewater.
The Duke's work centred around how to make the transportation of coal from his land to the growing city of Manchester possible and profitable! This is the place that sparked the industrial revolution.
Follow the path of history and heritage from the Duke and his canal to his descendant the Earl of Ellesmere and his own personal project, St Mark's Church. A grade 1 listed building designed by the eminent architect Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Worsley is a picture postcard village with attractive black and white buildings and a large historic village green. a unique dry dock, and an incredible network of underground canals.
Follow in the footsteps of generations of children over Alphabet Bridge, imagine the steamers leaving the Packet House, see the recently installed orange bottomed duck sculptures and starvationer benches, hear the story of the characters involved in the evolution of the area, which intertwines with the story of the new RHS Bridgewater and beautiful gothic church St Mark's church.
Tour includes cake and refreshments.
This is a walking tour lasting approx 2.5 hours
Who to contact
- Bridgewater Canal Guided Tours
Where to go
- Bridgewater Canal
- M28 2NL
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Weekends only