Delve into the British Film Institute’s free archive of canal documentaries and enter an extraordinary rabbit warren into the past
Climb to the top of Clifford’s Tower, for gorgeous views over Old York and the River Ouse
Take a visit to East Riddlesden Hall, a 17th-century manor house sandwiched between the River Aire and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Plan a visit to Packwood House, a fine manor house with opulent tapestries, stunning stained glass and a famous yew topiary dating 350 years just a short walk from the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
Explore Shugborough Estate, a ‘perfect paradise’ close to the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
Enjoy a beautiful riverside walk around Bishop’s Stortford to Waytemore Castle, a route once teeming with grain barges of grain and now a haven for wildfowl
Plan a day out to Powis Castle, a grand red gritstone fortress and gardens overlooking the Montgomery Canal
Plan a visit to Sutton House, the oldest domestic dwelling in East London just a short walk from the Lee Navigation
From the forerunner of narrowboat design to delicate handicrafts: Collections Assistant Zofia Kufeldt introduces us to three finds that provide a unique glimpse of our canal history.
Meet six industrialists, investors and speculators who believed in the potential of canals, and were willing to foot the bill for their construction.