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Linlithgow Canal Centre

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Address: Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow EH49 6AJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01506 671215
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Description: Linlithgow Canal Centre is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Boat Trips...
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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Good place to visit with children

Museum part is tiny, but interesting, and on a nice day this is a lovely place to pass a couple of hours. We took the short canal trip - about 30mins. You don't really go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The person on duty showed no enthusiasm for his society's museum; there were no home-made cakes for the tea - they appeared shop-bought & were dry & uninviting - the person in charge seemed distracted and service was not great. We went there primarily to support the society as we are interested in canals and were disappointed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Museum part is tiny, but interesting, and on a nice day this is a lovely place to pass a couple of hours. We took the short canal trip - about 30mins. You don't really go anywhere, just up and down passed the centre, but for small children and grown up children who love boats it was great! The pilot was... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Passed by this Canal boat Museum closed for the winter ....if you are in the area after the 4th of April it is full of interesting items and a good history of the canal systems in Scotland. cruises are available through the season at a very reasonable price .......the cruise to the Avon Gorge is not blessed with good views... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Nice tea room. Lots of photos and information about the canal and the local preservation society. Trips available on their boats. Good value and many enthusiastic supporters.

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Corran, Fort William
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was my first canal trip and I really enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and the trip itself was very interesting. I would definitely recommend this trip to families in the area.

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Kirknewton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

16 of Our fibromyalgia group booked a Christmas lunch on barge. The meal was lovely. Not a lot of room to move. The service was good. We stopped half way for you to get out for a cigarette and take photos.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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