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So pretty, fab walking and cycling opportunities

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Michele H
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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138 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Doon Sooth, Norwich
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Last year I started cycling. In a cycling magazine I saw the Crinan Canal route. We live a long way from there but decided to incorporate this bike ride in a wee holiday up North. It was a really beautiful & easy bike ride.When I'd done it I commented to my husband that I could do that every day, it... More 

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Levenmouth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

had a great day out visiting all the villiages with lock gates and seeing boats negotiating all the locks.... weather was great so picnic lunch was a must all in all ,, a great day out

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Having never taken a sailing boat down a canal it was with dome trepidation our day began. We needn't have worried. The canal staff were absolutely brilliant, friendly, helpful, supportive, good fun. We had a super day, it was glorious weather, hard work but well worth it. We only just made it out at the S end by closing (... More 

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