England’s Canals are a major part of the United Kingdoms network of inland waterways. With over 2,200 miles (3,500 km) of navigable canals and rivers linked into a single network, the canals connect the Irish Sea, the North Sea, the estuaries of the Humber, Thames, Mersey, Severn and Ribble rivers with Industrial cities like Birmingham, Liverpool, Coventry and even London. They have a colourful history dating from as early as the Roman times, but in particular, the canals played a crucial role during the Industrial Revolution.
The majority of canals in the United Kingdom can accommodate boats (called narrowboats) with a length of between 55 and 80 feet (17 and 24 m) and are now used primarily for leisure.
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