Boating Breaks on the Cheshire Ring are perfect for history enthusiasts. From the area’s industrial importance to the wide range of historical homes and monuments, there is something for all tastes.
Runcorn’s history goes back further than the industrial revolution, with the ruins of a castle which dates back to the Norman Conquest and a site which has housed a church for around 1200 years.
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The Bridgewater Canal also runs through the villages of Stockton Heath and Lymm, which have excellent examples of sandstone buildings dating back to the 19th century. Boating Breaks on the Cheshire Ring will take in the Bridgewater Canal, which runs between Runcorn and Manchester and was built to allow for the easy transportation of coal.
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There are still many original mill buildings in both towns – many of which have now been converted to apartments or to other uses – which will give visitors a good idea of how much the local communities relied upon this industry for survival. There are museums such as the Macclesfield Silk Museum and Quarry Bank Mill which demonstrate clearly how people lived and worked in this industry. The nation’s industrial heritage can also be clearly seen in Macclesfield and Rochdale, both of which are accessible for those taking Boating Breaks on the Cheshire Ring.
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For a less industrial version of local history, those taking Boating Breaks on the Cheshire Ring can visit a few historical homes such as Little Moreton Hall and Gawsworth Hall, both close to Macclesfield, and Dunham Massey House and Park, at Altrincham. A stroll in an unspoiled park and a chance to see how the other half used to live should not be missed. Time your visit right and you could also shop at one of the many craft or medieval fairs which are regularly held on these properties.