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Kennet & Avon Canal

South of Durley, England
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Ranked #56 of 154 Attractions in Wiltshire
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Walking
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We rented a narrowboat from Sally's Narrowboats operating out of Bradford on Avon. We had a midweek break of 4x nights. It was a fabulous relaxing time. We went to Bath and back at a very slow pace. There was just the two of us and we managed to do the swing bridges and locks(although we had help with the... More

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We hired Lesser Spotted Eagle from Hilperton Marina and travelled down through to just beyond Bath on the River Avon. The stretch of canal from Bradford-on-Avon to the bottom of the Bath Lock flight is one of the most beautiful we have been on and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. We moored neat the Cross Guns at Avoncliffe Aqueduct,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Flat,reasonable path;easy going comfortable walking.Very quiet(we walked on a weekday);the odd canal boat or dog walker but the whole towpath largely to ourselves.A pleasant walk with the added option of return by public transport if needed,the train line follows the canal for much of its length.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A great canal to travel on with superb local pubs on it and the Caen Hill locks are a 'must do' for the fun but also the photo's

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a fantastic few days on the Corn Bunting from ABC Boat Hire at Hilperton Marina. Spent the first night at The Barge Inn; had a lovely meal and a peaceful night. Second night at All Cannings; spectacular scenery and another lovely friendly pub - the Kings Arms. Third night spent at the top of the Caen Lock Flight (lovely... More

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Andover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were invited on a day trip by our friends and the weather was awful but it brightened up later. The trip was great - we had everything we needed on the boat including a kettle and cooker. Our eyes were opened as to how many people frequent the canal on day trips. We saw Mario World characters and lots... More

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Taunton, Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We hired a boat from alverchurch from hilperton for the week, The pick up was nice and simple, we loaded our things onto the boat and had a tour of the boat before the mechanic explaining how everything works, giving us a short lesson and letting us set off!! You are able to leave your car just over the bridge... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have been hiring narrow boats every year since 1975. From experience we homed in on Alvechurch boats as the best. We used them so often that we qualified for their highest discount. But this year we discovered Moonboats on the K & A canal,. Fantastic. Ten feet wide makes for a major improvement in comfort. The boats are fitted... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Recently on our trip to the Devizes area we took the chance to visit the Kennet and Avon Canal Museum to learn more about our industrial past. The canal system fell into disrepair many years ago but thanks to the enthusiasm of volunteers this canal has been restored to its former glory and the Museum tells the story of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Hello all - I just thought I'd write a review about my experiences with AngloWelsh on my Kennet and Avon canal trip at the beginning of August. Other reviews seemingly show that AngloWelsh aren't good at getting back and offer poor compensation. While this is certainly true for others (I'm not calling anyone a liar! :-D), my experience with AngloWelsh... More

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