The North Of England

The town of Chester is ringed by walls dating from both the Roman and Saxon periods. The King Charles tower is reputed to be the place from which King Charles I watched the defeat of his troops at the battle of Rowton Moor in 1645. The building now contains displays about the civil war. For those arriving by boat you can moor on the Shropshire Union Canal directly below below the city wall. 

The Wedgwood Pottery Centre looks at one of, if not the finest pottery manufacturer in the world. The museum contains examples of articles produced by Wedgewood since the companies conception by Josiah Wedgewood. The museum is close to the Trent & Mersey canal, as well as being accessible by road and public transport.
Ellesmere Boat Museum on the Shropshire Union Canal is dedicated to bringing the history of the British canals back to life. With a huge collection of narrow boats and other craft, this museum looks at how one of the most important aspects of the industrial revolution has developed through the ages.
The Bridgewater canal was one of the first inland waterways to open throughout the world. Built to carry coal from the Duke of Bridgewater's mines, for sale cheaply in Manchester. Today its route through a landscape of both scenic countryside and industrial revolution buildings, makes it one of the most fascinating and historic routes in the country
Nottingham castle stands on a 130 foot rock above the city. Built in 1674, the castle is now the city museum and art gallery. Fragments of the original Norman castle still stand in the grounds. Close by Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem public house stands. Built in 1189, it is said to be Britain's oldest inn. The castle is easily accessible  from the close by Trent navigation, which also provides easy access to the Nottingham canal museum.
York Minster near the River Ouse dominates the skyline above the city. The largest Medieval cathedral in England at 519 feet long, and 198 feet high, can be seen from anywhere in the city. It took more than 250 years to build, from 1220 onwards. the East window of the Minster is the size of a tennis court, while limestone pillars support a rib vaulted roof 100 feet above.
Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved in the country. Parts of the castle date from the Norman period, and parts from restoration after the castle was damaged during the civil war. Situated in north Yorkshire, the castle is a short distance from the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

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