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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

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Address: , Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Phone Number: 44-1564-784634
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Description: Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in...
Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in Stratford, this scenic waterway passes through enchanting countryside in the very heart of England, cutting through the Forest of Arden and an area rich in Shakespearean history.
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One of our favourite canals - interesting and varied scenery with superb canalside architecture. Made even more interesting with the Anthony Gormley sculpture this year

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of our favourite canals - interesting and varied scenery with superb canalside architecture. Made even more interesting with the Anthony Gormley sculpture this year

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

had a great boat trip on the canal with lots going on and plenty of information. not to pricey. it was great going through the locks, (for a first timer it was)

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

As a local, I see that most of the reviews are talking about boat trips on the River Avon. To experience the canal properly and the beautiful views and varied wildlife you need to get out of the town and walk a little way. You may not be aware that you can walk along the canal towpath from the 'Basin'... More 

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Kingsteignton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The canal paths are well maintained and this made for a peaceful and scenic walk. It was also ideal for a long, flat run.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went on an evening Luxury Restaurant Cruise which was fantastic and well worth experiencing. Booked well in advance but very popular so you will not be able to just turn up and get on board. The only exception to this would be if a booked person or couple does not turn up but you cannot rely on this happening.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely calm and relaxing boat trip, £5.50 per adult and a 40 minute trip. Ran regularly through the day.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lovely scenery and walks. We have a minimum of two weekend breaks a year and the area has never disappointed.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we enjoyed a lovely cruse on the river in one of the electric launches, lovely views of the church and surrounding area, we also enjoyed fish and chips whilst overlooking the river which seems to have things happening on it and around it all day long

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Walked along by the canal, what a beautiful waterway, well maintained with hardly any litter which was surprising based on the volume of tourists ambling by. There was a restaurant on one of the canal boats and another selling ice creams, quite novel but appropriate for the area. Was lovely watching people sitting on the grass enjoying the weather, others... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our group decided to take a spontaneous open-boat trip. Very pleasant forty-five minutes looking at pretty scenery and canal-side houses, history, the spectacular gardens and thinking what a time capture and beautiful way to spend part of a may day. NO rain horay!

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