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Crinan Canal

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Ms belll

Love this canal my favourite place very friendly staff coffee shop lovely very good service I go there every year love watching the boat coming in

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Elizabeth B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this canal my favourite place very friendly staff coffee shop lovely very good service I go there every year love watching the boat coming in

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Thank Elizabeth B
Reay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed wandering along the tow path and seeing the locks being operated. The north end of the canal at Crinan Bay was well worth the run down to it. In the words of the song, "Boats are going by, di de oooo."

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Thank Liz R
Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently explored this area and were not disappointed, what a lovely place, we talked about how we would love to go back and cycle along the canal. Recommended

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Thank helenmoore2015
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More than 200 years old, the canal is still an impressive engineering feat and still much used today. There is a real charm to the waterway as it hugs the contours close to the shore. The towpath is wide and easy walking. At Crinan, there is a good cafe and a hotel. Time goes watching the boats slowly navigate the... More 

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Thank peterpaddockhurst
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a short or longer walk along the towpath, from say, Cairnbaan or even Lochgilphead towards Crinan itself....the sea on one side and the Canal on the other. Stunning scenery. We take the bus to Crinan from Lochgilphead and walk back. There is cafe at the Crinan end and a Hotel at Cairnbaan...check out the map. You could do this... More 

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Thank Anne W
Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The whole Crinan Canal can be walked easily, or you can drop in at various points en route. It's full of character, as most canals are, but knowing a little about its story and history helps appreciate it and the reason why it was constructed. The majority of the locks are clustered west of Cairnbaan, and it's enjoyable just to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We love canals and so as we were passing we decided to visit. It is a beautiful Canal. Walk, cycle or take a boat. There is a great coffee shop at Crinan.

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2 Thank Plawsworth_DH2
Ardrishaig, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The drive along most of the length of the canal from Ardrishaig to Crinan basin is a hidden gem.Well worth a detour to experience.On a good day Crinan is a wonderful scenic place for memorable photographs.

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Thank gaz4caz
Newburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

we took a wrong turn, and ended up following the Crinan canal to its end, beautiful landscapes , wonderful view of Duntrune castle over the loch. a really nice little coffee shop overlooking the last lock.

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Thank m0msday0ut
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Great place. Calm, green, people walk around the canal. Good memories! A lot of job if you going on boat ;)

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