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Crinan Canal

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Doon Sooth, Norwich
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Recently took a yacht through the Crinan Canal from Ardrishaig to Crinan ie east to west. Apart from the sea locks and lock 14, you work the locks yourself. However, friendly and helpful canal staff patiently assist you almost everywhere. If you only have two adults you can be assisted the entire length of the canal. The weather was perfect... More

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Walked the full length of the crinan canal, really nice walk with the dog 16 lochs to watch being opened and closed,really beautiful houses along here and all kept beautiful, there is a cafe and hotel when you reach the end of your walk and a nice cup of tea is your reward for walking the canal,plenty of animals and... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have passed the turn off for Crinan on many occassions when holidaying in Taynuilt and taking the longer route to Inverary and hadn't known of the Canal until watching the BBC program "The Coast". What a pleasure as there are plenty of parking areas by the locks and the occassional bridge over the Canal. Luckily a Yacht with some... More

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Dublin, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I rented a bicycle in Lochgilphead (Crinan Cycles in the main street, Argyll street) for the day and biked along the Crinan Canal (easy and flat, perfect for a family trip), stopping at each lock to see the boats passing, sitting on the numerous benches along the way to admire the scenery and enjoy the sound of nature, watched the... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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297 reviews 297 reviews
20 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went through the Crinan Canal in a 33' sailing boat last September. To be honest I was a little disappointed. We had gone through the Caledonian Canal a few weeks earlier and were really impresssed, both by the scenery and the help we received by the Scottish Waterways staff. Sadly the Crinan Canal was much less enjoyable. The scenery... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

found this place by accident as we toured this part of my native scotland & so glad we did.as you follow the canal ,the road comes to a fork.first we checked out crinan bay.wow...just stunning.watched as people waded out to the wee island in the bay.the water is very shallow & very clear.little boats are anchored around the bay.looking out... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
101 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

An unspoilt area for few to enjoy. This place is always a great visit but because it is so out of the way it is never too busy. Children will enjoy watching the workings of the locks and watching the boats pass through.

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