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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Address: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Phone Number: 44-1564-784634
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in Stratford, this scenic...
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I love Stratford-upon-Avon, I find it quaint, sure there are plenty of tourists but I love the canal, white swans, Devonshire Teas and just plain relaxing. The a few hours and take your time wandering around or along the river, feed the birds and enjoy the company of good friends over tea, scones & cream. Yum!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Liked the setting of the canal basin with the boats close to the town centre. some years ago had a boating holiday on this canal.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent canal walks with beautiful scenery, plenty of locks and a peppering of lovely little pubs to stop for a drink.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

it was so cold that most of the canal was frozen it was very pretty and watching the ducks on the ice was fun there was a small patch of water for them to swim on but most of it was frozen the 3 barges moored there wouldn't have been able to move

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We spent 3 days in Stratford- upon- Avon and totally fell in love with Shakespeare's birth place. This medieval town was a bustle with tourists like ourselves possibly from the UK itself. However we were from Canada. I love our Stratford in Ontario Canada but this was the 'real' thing. We went on a walking tour accompanied by our personal... More 

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Cambridgeshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

tranquil and quiet at this time of the year. We enjoyed a peaceful walk after new years eve gig about

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The canal was immediately at the rear of the hotel and great for brisk fresh air walks after breakfast. It is great to see the narrow boats travelling up and down the canal

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Lots of interesting sights associated with this. Including the breakfast barge and the possibility of organising river cruises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went boating along the canal and it was simply beautiful. Romantic and relaxing. Would recommend.

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

nice to follow the path from the holiday inn and take a stroll along the canal. Was not cold but pleasant would recommend you take a look

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