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“A good place to stop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stoke Bruerne Canalside

Stoke Bruerne Canalside
The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester NN127SE, England
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Towcester
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Arduaine, Argyll
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A good place to stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stopped here en route to the south and because I am a great fan of canals. We accepted the car park charge as the money is needed for the canal work, though decided against the museum as we didn't really want to spend any more - though we did enjoy a cup of coffee, not particularly hot as it happened, at the cafe next door. The shop was selling a lot of the usual stuff that such places stock and didn't attract us, but we thoroughly enjoyed a stroll along to the tunnel mouth where we bought some small articles made in the forge and I had a lively conversation with the blacksmith, a man with interesting views on many things! If you have time to spare, ask him about any subject and you'll have some fun!

All told a good experience, and nice to see such enthusiasm for our canals - there was a whole bus load of school children enjoying a visit at the same time as ours. Great place to stop for a break and to watch the activity on the canal and through the lock.

Visited October 2013
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norfolk
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“"Bygone Era"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Mid September a chilly over cast day we took a trip to the pretty village of Stoke Bruerne,Tucked in a historic corn mill is a canal muesum and service with a smile for refreshments in the cafe. Choose from two historic pubs alongside the canal relax and watch the barges go by in a better climate there are plenty of areas to have a picnic. Stroll along the tow path full of wildlife chat to the barge folk selling fudge ice cream and cheese. Take a boat trip enjoy the rural countryside. "Village At War" event 1940 s stunning images all uniformed service men and women and ladies styled with pure glamour were fanstatic!! This occassion was so so REAL ! Well done to every one envolved and thankyou so much for an outstanding bygone era.

Visited September 2013
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14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Great place for an afternoon stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Walking along the canal at Stoke Bruerne is an absolute delight when the weather is dry. A 10 minute walk will take you from Stoke Bruerne to the tunnel. Along the way, canal boats owners sell delights such as fudge and cheese. There is a lovely shop to browse around and of course several restaurants and cafes.

Visited September 2013
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place to spend a couple of hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

If the weather is fine, I always take visitors along to the canal Stoke Bruerne, it's lovely to walk along the canal, stop for a drink at one of the local pubs and weekends through the summer often have the barges selling crafts and goodies. Very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Visited August 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a beautiful Restaurant and Bar area located alongside the Canal.

To sit and watch the barges float past or pass through the locks is a truly magical experience! Fabulous food and a great atmosphere keeps us coming back again and again !

Visited March 2013
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