A Yorkshire Canal Holiday on the Leeds and Liverpool canal offers wide views of hills, valleys, fields and woodland and passes through picturesque villages and historic towns. The Leeds & Liverpool canal is easily the longest canal in Britain covering 127¼ miles providing endless places to visit on your Yorkshire canal holiday. On your Pennine canal holiday you can negotiate locks and swing bridges- working these is part of the fun, and adventure of the canal holiday. It is quiet and uncrowded – there are no lock queues on this canal. You will see an exciting range of wildlife because your canal holiday boat does not disturb it. You can moor where you like when you like and relax.
There are many places of interest to visit on a Pennine canal holiday and we have picked a few out for you to help you plan your perfect Yorkshire canal holiday break.
Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England.
Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower. Well worth a visit at any season of the year!
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is perhaps most famous for it’s role in the film “The Railway Children”. Step back in time and experience a steam train ride through the heart of the Brontë country.
Being in the outer ring of cotton towns Burnley’s Queen Street Mill is worth a visit – it is the worlds only surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill. Used as a location for the popular BBC TV drama “North and South”.
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds was opened in 1996 to house the national collection of arms and armour.
The monumental ruin of Kirkstall Abbey is Leed’s best kept secret. This massive monastic ruin, just off the Kirkstall road three miles from Leeds’ centre, is one of the country’s best preserved and most haunting Cistercian Abbeys.
The Nostell Priory built in 1733, an architectural masterpiece. Here you can admire a fine collection of Chippendale furniture, art treasures, paintings and an 18th century dolls house. The National Coal Mining Museum offers a great day out with an exciting opportunity to descend 140 metres underground down one of Britain’s oldest working mines.