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Situated on the Bridgewater Canal, a short distance from the centre of Worsley Village, Boothstown Marina sits as nestled amongst a modern housing area and acres of green space and parkland.
Originally a quaint village with a handful of cottages, Boothstown was home to the families of miners and 19th century industrialists whose trade relied on the nearby Bridgewater Canal.
The site of the marina was formerly a 'tip', where coal was loaded into barges, and now acts as a stopping off point along the canal, and is one of Salford's most popular moorings for barges. It is a short 30 minute walk along the canal bank from Worsley village, which takes in both the masses of water and green space. Recently redeveloped, the area is a haven for wildlife, fishing and boat enthusiasts alike.
The marina is also home to The Millers, located on the bank of the canal. This family friendly pub and restaurant is open throughout the year serving great food and drinks. It's an ideal spot to sit out on a summer's evening by the canal and soak up the idyllic surroundings whilst watching the barges drift past.
There's also a chance to head out on the water yourself from the marina, with the Bridgewater Marina company offering boating holidays from the moorings. You can set sail on a mini adventure along the Bridgewater Canal and beyond on a hired barge. Onsite facilities at Boothstown marina include free, secure car parking, free boatmanship tuition, diesel, gas, water, pump out facilities and shop.