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Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in Stratford, this scenic waterway passes through enchanting countryside in the very heart of England, cutting through the Forest of Arden and an area rich in Shakespearean history.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a relaxing 40 minute boat ride as a change of pace. Something you must when in Stratford Upon Avon.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank neowulf93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had boat trip on the river well recommended ,great place to go and lots to do , did few restaurant into the town great 3 day break

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank paul f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The canal is incorporated into the river Avon and it really is a lovely area with the gardens and the boats. Plenty of places to eat and drink, and sit. Lovely area to sit and soak in Stratford.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank durham05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great walks along towpaths. Watch how locks work. Have dinner river cruise! great food and lots to see.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank covkid48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely approach to a historic town that any boater or fishermen could appreciate Ending afoot the glorious Royal Shakespeare theatre. Only criticism I have is that upon arrival,if you need water you have to pay £50 to buy a licence (if you don’t already...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Would recommend this at any time of the day but especially early in the morning when the mist is still on the river and most people haven’t got up yet. Very nice for a stroll for some exercise or to get into the atmosphere of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Herbie15
Reviewed April 9, 2019

We intended a circular walk from the Dirty Duck, crossing via the chain ferry then east to Bridgefoot and back. Unfortunately the ferry was closed so we followed the footpath via the church, onto a small road with housing developments, over the western foot bridge,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

Booked online but can pay on boat.40 minutes trip with talk. Person was help on and off boat with walking problems but not easy

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank beakyBanbury
Reviewed March 3, 2019

It is pleasant to walk along here for a short while. However it is crowded so you will not experience the tranquility of an isolated canal. Not a destination in itself but part of a walking tour of the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Wow were we lucky with the weather in February half term... a stroll along the waterfront in Stratford, it's free and super pretty in the sunshine. Parking is reasonable in Stratford too.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Mk2233
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Juanito_Hayburg | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see or smell any, but we were only there for 26 hours...!
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ErinR329
June 16, 2016|
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Response from smita260 | Reviewed this property |
its a tiny village as far as I remember and picture perfect. just like hansel n gretel fairytale. gingerbread houses. dont think there is much of a stretch to choose from.
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Response from friendlytraveller22 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we found parking very limited in fact we never found a car park but parked on the road alongside the river and kept returning to update our ticket. Maybe try citizens advice to locate a carpark to suit your needs Good... More
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