The British canal system of water transport played a vital role in the United Kingdom’s Industrial Revolution.
Emerging at a time when roads were only just being developed from the medieval mud, whilst long trains of packhorses were the only means of “mass” transit by road of raw materials and finished products. The United Kingdom was the first country to acquire a nationwide canal network, becoming known as ‘the arteries of Great Britain’, they played an enormous role in the the United Kingdom’s growth to its present day glory.
Today, the vast canal system is used mainly for visual effect. Kept beautiful by IWA, the canal is a popular retreat for holiday makers, and those who’d like to live a life of simple relaxing pleasures.