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Great educational attraction - locks 9 to 13

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... read more

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

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
104 helpful votes 104 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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139 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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104 helpful votes 104 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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