Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Planning your visit
History & Heritage
Things to do or see
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Certificate of Excellence 2017
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Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AA
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The Riverside Walk is open every day but if you want to use the locks you'll need to check boating information
Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
There are toilets in Albert Dock among the shop rows.
Albert Dock, opened by Prince Albert in 1846, is the stunning centrepiece of a network of 10 docks that form the South Docks in Liverpool.
Did you know that the docks have the greatest concentration of Grade I Listed architecture anywhere in the UK? It's one of the reasons that the whole of the Mercantile City of Liverpool is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It includes the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, the Port of Liverpool Building and along the Liverpool Canal Link to the dock area.
So follow the Riverside Walk in front of the Three Graces and pass the city's historic waterfront of world famous museums, shops, restaurants and galleries. Or just stop and take in the incredible view across the Mersey.
All steamed up
How we helped to bring a historic steamboat back to life
A trip down memory lane
Ann and Jack on the Liverpool Link Canal
On the side o' the dock
George's serenade to Liverpool docks
Places to eat:
Our Explorers pages have a number of free to download fun activities and local trails
As well as the occassional swans and ducks, at the Albert Dock you're more likely to see the marine wildlife thriving under the water. Look out for mussels and conga eels
By car - pay & display parking is available at the Albert Dock and multi-storey car parks. Also by the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool
By train - while James Street Station is the nearest, the main line Liverpool Lime Street Station is a 20 minute walk through the vibrant city streets
By boat - there are some permanent moorings and boat services available but for full details on how to book passage through the docks and locks see our Liverpool Link Canal page
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Nine regions to choose from - over 120 fantastic places to visit