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Liverpool Canal Link

A trip along the Liverpool Canal Link rewards visitors with easy access to one of Britain’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities.

View of Liverpool Canal Link with Liver Building on right Liverpool Canal Link, courtesy of rastrus, Flickr

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Following a £22 million facelift, the canal link opened to boats in April 2009 and extends from Stanley Dock Lock Flight on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal via Albert Dock to the South Docks. This stretch of canal travels along the city’s historic waterfront passing museums, restaurants and galleries making it a great option for a family day out. The canal also passes many listed buildings on its route into Liverpool including the photogenic Three Graces.

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Useful downloads

Skipper's Guide for the Liverpool Canal Link

Application form 2016 for Liverpool Canal Link
Application form 2017 for Liverpool Canal Link

Information about the Liverpool Canal Link

Terms and conditions for the Liverpool Canal Link

Peels Ports Liverpool safety guidance for small boat passage of the Mersey

Liverpool Canal Link Plaque

Liverpool Canal Link - Calendar view (not live - calendar updated weekly)

Bridgewater Reciprocal Agreement


Days out

We've put together a free guide detailing all you need to know about a day out at Albert Dock and the Liverpool Canal Link.

Albert Dock welcome pack

Albert Dock fun pack

Directions into and out of Salthouse