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Tourists from around the world flock to Castlefield's 'floating hideaway'

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Sign up for our What's On newsletter to keep your finger on the pulse of an ever-changing Manchester A narrowboat moored in Manchester is drawing tourists from around the world.

Moonshadow, based in Castlefield, is a hit with guests keen to experience 'small space living', owner Sara Connaway, who is originally from South Africa, says.

The boat - with its distinctive embossed bee windows - belonged to a senior figure at Boddingtons before Sara bought it. She’s gradually transformed the interior, taking it from looking like 'an old caravan' to a unique retreat with bold print wallpaper, and a modern kitchen and bathroom.

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