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Crinan Canal

Address: Scotland
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Lochgilphead Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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28 reviews 28 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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