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Linlithgow Canal Centre

Address: Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow EH49 6AJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01506 671215
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Museums
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Owner description: Linlithgow Canal Centre is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Boat Trips, Canal Museum, Tea Room, Charters and Self-drive Boat Hire. A great day out for the family! Located close to Linlithgow railway station. 1:30 to 5pm. Open weekends from 30th March untill 29 September. Midweek 1 July to 23 August.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We hired the Lemington self drive canal boat, one Sunday afternoon and had a fabulous time, took a picnic and a few drinks ( soft ones for the driver!) My grandson who's 3 was never bored, and found the who trip great fun, he liked pressing the hooter button when we approaching bridges and blind bends, we had a mixture... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

had a lovely 2 an half hr trip on the magdalen, was well worth it,the views at the aqua duct was incredible. the crew were all volunteers and provide a great service,been on a few canal trips and this was by far the best,would definitly recommend it

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lovely old boats, well restored area beside the Canal, cruises available - what more could you want ? The view towards Linlithgow Palace is amazing. There were cakes and refreshments available alongside, and lovely toilets. Again this was part of Doors Open Days.

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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Trips available at the weekend. Brilliant views of the Palace and Church from the tow path. Easy walking surface, and you are only limited by your ability how far you walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Canal Centre is manned by volunteers It is on the Linlithgow Town Trail.. While I was there Timothy West and his wife were filming for a TV channel. They should have put up a' sorry we are closed' notice that particular day. I met some very nice people.

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GLASGOW
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and me visited today 29th june. Firstly we went into tea room and had tea and a delicious homemade scone, the ladies serving in the tearoom were lovely and very welcoming. We then went on a 2-3 hour trip up tge union canal to the avon viaduct where we got off and were able to look at the... More

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Gharb, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Thanks to the volunteers who carry on the required works to open and manage this facility this place adds a small extra to the person visiting Linlithgow. If you are lucky and have time one should do the canal tour leading all the way to Falkirk Wheel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A family group of us hired the Leamington for a four hour self-drive. We were welcomed by one of the volunteers who then took us out to show us the basics before he jumped off and we headed on towards the Avon Aqueduct. We made it back in good time and carried on eastwards to The Park Bistro before returning... More

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Polmont, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great day spent out on the boat on the onion canal. Boat was perfect, no issues. The staff were so attentive and helpful before letting us loose on the canal. Travelled east along union canal, had a BBQ at mooring point near Broxburn. Thanks again to all the staff!!

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Trinidad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited this facility while staying in Linlithgow. The small museum was very interesting and had several nice displays. We took the 2-hour boat ride on the Union Canal to the aqueduct. It was a really fun trip and we would recommend this as a fun and interesting experience if you are visiting the Linlithgow area.

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