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Scotland has some dramatic scenery but The Crinan canal and the village of Crinan are very pretty, manicured and beautiful. the views out towards Jura is spectacular and an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Scotland has some dramatic scenery but The Crinan canal and the village of Crinan are very pretty, manicured and beautiful. the views out towards Jura is spectacular and an evening walk along the canal a delight!

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped in at Crinan to see the start of the canal and have a wee walk too. A gorgeous little cafe at the start of the canal is attached to the hotel there and offered us the opportunity to have a great bacon roll while watching boats cycle through the first locks on the canal. A couple of old... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped off at the highest point of the Crinan canal, where locks 9 to 13 are located and watched the wonder of the canal operators working the locks to raise and lower boats as they traveled along the canal in both directions. It was a great education to watch them at work. Well done to all the staff -... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Travelling to the feathered edges of the west coast can take a while. It can be a very long way round. However there is something about the views across the sea to the Island that is always spectacular and makes it worth the treck. The canal has been well restored and the village is very picturesque. You can walk for... More 

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Burnley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Scottish canals have increased the cost of a canal transit by ~50% over last years prices. We paid £175 against £110 last year. Our canal trip was last Friday the staff were great as usual but no doubt they will bear the brunt of the increased charges which are out with their control. It will push some yachts south round... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a lovely spot to visit. The canal basin, its locks and gorgeous views over the sea to the Island of Jura are fantastic. In winter the hotel and cafe were closed but this simply meant less people and more space to enjoy this beautiful scenic spot.The Duke of Nomandy II steam boat anchored in the canal basin was... More 

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Lochgilphead Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is where I live. Only 8 miles long but every step is a joy to behold. Nature in all its glory- trees, water, hills, birds, fish, perhaps an otter, boats and happy people. An easy stroll with a couple of hotels along the way and history in the Glen.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On a recent trip with 15 other Mazda MX5 owners, we were driving in this area on forest roads just for fun and we visited this wonderful place. amazing to think that this waterway joins the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides. Marvelously peaceful place and the basin contained a super selection of historic boats. Take a picnic and a bottle... More 

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Burnley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Every spring and autumn Algol changes her berths from Dumbarton to Ardfern and we use the Crinan canal to do so. All the staff both male and female are superb. It's a pleasure to sail through this gem.

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Hi I cycled from Lochgilphead to crinan,along the canal,,stunning views.liked everything,I stopped for a beer at crinan it was delightfull

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