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Linlithgow Canal Centre

Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow EH49 6AJ, Scotland
01506 671215
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Fife, Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Just happened upon the Linlithgow Canal Centre, and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon. We live not so far away but didn't know it existed. Equal to the Railway reservation work just down the hill! We had a nice cuppa and then a cruise along the canal, with great care and attention from the volunteer crew. Very family friendly, and a lovely... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It closes mid August we arrived on the last week. Better advertising of opening times in the Information office is required. The route sigh posts are not the quickest way to reach the canal centre from the centre of town and there is no parking at it. Suggest leave car in town and walk up. Go up the road between... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Had a lovely visit to the canal centre where i bought a ticket for a boat trip that goes along parts of the canal. It was peaceful, tranquil, quaint and beautiful. I and my partner were lucky to have most of the boat to ourselves only sharing with another couple. The boat ride lasts 30mins and costs £4 each, which... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

stumbled upon this as we drove around,very friendly people took a short trip on Victoria, skipper was very knowledgable about surrounding area

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linlithgow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Canal museum and cafe.Variety of boat trips at regular intervals.Friends who visit love it.Use it ourselves when fancy a change from walking

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We booked the trip on the St Magdalene which is two and half hours duration as a gift for a family member. We chugged along at a very leisurely pace of 3 miles per hour and stopped on the Avon Viaduct. You can get off the boat and climb down the side of the viaduct to view it from the... More

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I decided to hire the Leamington self hire boat as we had promised our 2 year old niece a boat trip I then decided to invite my other nephew and niece that is a 1 1/2 year old a 2 year old, a 9 year old and an 11 year old then there was the bigger kids. after never having... More

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Falkirk Scotland UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

What a trip, my husband, me and a pensioner friend (92years) went on the cruise over the Avon Aquaduct which lasted between 1and a half hours to 2 hours with tea/coffee and biscuits onboard. We were looking for somewhere to take our elderly visitor (from Essex) and came across this trip in google. What a find, it was brilliant! It... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

spent a wonderful day on the canal and at the museum/tea room..Although i live in Linlithgow i had never been to the museum or on one of the boats.The guide took us along the canal and gave us great information about the canal and all the history since the canal system opened.We also heard some of the town and palace... More

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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266 reviews 266 reviews
102 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Now the canal id fully open, walk the tow paths, watch the barges which sail in the summer months and cap it off by visiting Falkirk Wheel and/or Linlithgow Palace.

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