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Linlithgow Canal Centre

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Address: Manse Road, Linlithgow EH49 6AJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01506 671215

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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What a lovely spot

Hubby and I had decided to walk our dog along the canal at Linlithgow for a change of scenery, we stopped at the canal centre for a cup of coffee and cake - wow, the best date and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sandra W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I had decided to walk our dog along the canal at Linlithgow for a change of scenery, we stopped at the canal centre for a cup of coffee and cake - wow, the best date and walnut cake ever! The ladies in the tea room were really friendly and the coffee was good too, and all very reasonably... More 

Thank Sandra W
Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the centre with my two boys on the last day of the season and was blown away by the friendliness and attentitiveness of the staff. Everyone from the man who sold us the tickets, to the boat's captain and the staff in the tea rooms made us feel really welcome. The cost is also staggeringly good value. A... More 

Thank Joe S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Linlithgow Union Canal Society is run by an enthusiastic and passionate group of volunteers who deserve a huge amount of credit for the work they do. There is a museum at the basin with really interesting displays on how the canals were built, what they were used for and how they were restored. Mike is an encyclopedia of all... More 

Thank Cactus_1982
Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time on a canal barge, warm friendly welcome from the volunteer crew, fantastic views and commentary along the cana,l even served with tea and scones! the Falkirk wheel was amazing experience.

Thank Iain C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spending a day in Linlithgow with our 3 year old grandson, we decided to go up to the museum and tea room. We knew the boats would not be operating, but the sign at the entrance said that the museum and tea room was open. They were not !! Considering it had started to drizzle rather heavily, and we were... More 

Thank lovetotravelWales
1597895, Manager at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this review

I am sorry that the tearoom and museum are only open when the boats are sailing we are all volunteers and carry out our operations at the weekends except for 6 weeks during th school holiday we are open Monday to Friday. I dont know which sign that you refer to but I have just spent money on our boards... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this location behind Linlithgow Train station when we were forced away from our planned visit to Linlithgow Palace due to a Classic Car Rally. Very quaint volunteer run teashop serving delicious homemade cakes and teas. We took the half-hour round trip on the canal boat, hosted by a very warm informative Scottish gent who enthralled us with the history... More 

Thank Jon Clarke
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A superb centre staffed by enthusiaatic volunteers. Decent cafe, great boat trips - and of course at Christmas Santa visits with super presents for children plus a boat trip for one and all. A few minutes walk from either the High Street or Linlithgow Station or a great canal path to walk or cycle along. Plus free parking nearby.

Thank Brian W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We hired the Leamington barge for 4 hours with my 80 year old dad as the skipper. It was brilliant from start to finish. Great demo from the volunteer and the barge was great to drive. The scenery is just fantastic. So relaxing. We went from the Linlithgow canal basin to Winchburgh and back. So peaceful. No cooking facilities on... More 

Thank Charlie B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Fantastic 25 min trip - Children went free which was great. Informative and something different to do. It was raining but we were under cover so it was fine. Kids liked it and were given a photo opportunity (driving boat).

1 Thank Linda M
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Went on their short trip up the canal. Courteous volunteer staff and our skipper was very informative. We have also been on the longer journey to the aqueduct. Keep up the good work and look forward to another visit next time we are in Linlithgow.

2 Thank Robyn R

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