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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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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... more » 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. « less
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We hired a motor boat and had a lovely trip up and down the Avon. The service at Avon boat hire was excellent

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you love canal barges and Canada Geese this is the place for you! A little ornithology coupled with a bag of chips on a lovely evening in Stratford Park! What more can you ask?

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

An enjoyable trip for just £5, we had a ticket which offered a 50p discount! The guide was very humorous and made the 1 hour trip fun.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A pleasant and relaxing area. Take the chain driven ferry "Malvolio" across the River Avon to the Waterside gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Cost £5.50 for 40 minute boat trip , I thought was good value there were some lovely properties on river bank

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

or a row. If you have nice weather it is well worth a boat trip on the canal. There are plenty of places to eat and drink as well as mini golf.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We rented a canal boat from excellence afloat and the boat, trip, sights, working the locks, were a once in a lifetime experience! We highly recommend doing this!

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It isn't the canal that's worth visiting just the famous town it winds through, from the largely retirement area at Timothy's lock to the basin at bridgefoot gardens where there are always other attractions to see. I found the river far more interesting.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A beautiful walk along the canal and lots of beautiful opportunities to take photographs. It was lovely and peaceful too!

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nottingham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We preferred the sight seeing boats that had an open top and smaller the ones on the river and not in the basin

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