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A gem of a shortcut

A lovely location for walking, cycling or just sitting and watching boats go by. Well worth visiting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
janeyp111
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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely location for walking, cycling or just sitting and watching boats go by. Well worth visiting.

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Thank janeyp111
northumberland
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

great walks along the canal in both directions just a shame with the rain but was still worth the walk!!

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Thank donnam535
Ardrishaig, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I regularly cycle the length of the canal from Ardrishaig to Crinan, around 8 miles each way. Being a canal it is by necessity near flat. Ideal gentle walk or cycle through varied scenery. Whilst Ardrishaig might most kindly be described as unlovely when viewed from the main road, the canal gives a different perspective. Particularly lovely on a calm... More 

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Thank Silverweddingcpouple
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Such wonderful scenery. We walked along the canal and back, taking many pictures. We stopped at the canal side café for refreshments - excellent chocolate cake. Watched boats going through the lochs, It was a beautiful autumn day with stunning autumn colours.

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Thank Jacki B
Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderful place to visit apart from midges.cafe is excellent and the hotel food is first class. Walking along the canal with the sea on one side is a joy. Fish and chips in hotel were extremely good and well worth that little extra.

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Thank satchmo1259
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171 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Sublime. Ideal for walking or cycling. Lovely tearoom and hotel restaurant at the Crinan end. Delightful break in cycling the nine-Mike length of the canal from Ardrishaig at the lovely cafe, especially on a still Autumn day, as we overlooked the basin

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Thank Colin S
Australia
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great little place. Walk along the canal, coffee at the coffee shop and a pint at the hotel. Views are beautiful, it's quiet..well it was last week, peaceful and relaxing.

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Thank Leonie99
Scotland
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A feat of engineering. Something for all the family to see. Good views, water, boats, fascinating history and engineering.

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Thank ClanCannon
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

In a good day a great location, picturesque and quiet. Great for walking along the canal or cycling as we did last week. See the boats passing up and down the canal. Views tremendous. great for a picnic or to go to the Crinan café (though service was slow) or hotel(which I haven't been in). Lots of lovely places en... More 

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Thank 646Jean
Hoersholm, Denmark
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Interested in 5000 year standing stones. Unique Collection of ancient monuments makes landscape a rare and special place. Bridge over Crinan Canal manual operated by young lady. Place won Lock & Bridge 2002 competition.

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