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Linlithgow Canal Centre

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robyn R
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the Linlithgow canal centre is run by volunteers and well worth going to. We hopped on a canal boat which took us for a 30minute trip both up & down the canal. Relaxing-which it was for longer, but you have to time the long trips for the weekend

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Thank 60stravellers2014
San Francisco, CA
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235 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Linlithgow Canal Center is in Linlithgow on the Union Canal that stretches for 31 miles from Falkirk to Edinburgh, constructed to bring minerals, especially coal, to the capital. The canal centre is a short walk from Linlithgow station – there is a tea room, gift shop and boat rides available. The Union Canal, with today's length of 31 miles... More 

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Glasgow
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lovely weather, which helped. Museum is free & very interesting. Did the short canal trip. Guide fantastic & would definitely like to come back at weekend & do Aquaduct trip. All run by volunteers, who are enthusiastic, friendly & do make your day. They do a fantastic job.Would recommend & hope to come back again :) Tip; try and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of visiting this hidden gem of a place for Lucy Diamond and Lucy Lawrie's book signing event. The setting is stunning, right alongside the canal. The tearoom itself is very quaint and adorable. Beautifully set up and spotlessly clean. The woman who owns the tearoom and her daughter Sally are both so lovely, really friendly and welcoming.... More 

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

The tearoom was hired out for the book event it actually is run by Linlithgow Union Canal Society 100% volunteers and is leased from Scottish Canals. Nothing to do with Jill and Sally. Duncan McIntyre. Chairman. More 

Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Brought my mother as a treat for her 87th birthday, a lovely journey taken at a pace where nothing is a rush. A very knowledgeable narrative was given by the volunteer during the whole journey, tea/coffee and nice scones were served to a very appreciative audience about halfway through. Would do this again at the drop of a hat.

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Shopper in Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

lovely setting, cafe and little museum - went on the half hour trip which was really relaxing and very good value

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Interesting day. At the start of the canal cruise a small fire developed on the boat which was dealt with efficiently by the crew. We made a landing on the tow path and evacuated the craft safely and a replacement craft was sent out and we had to wait only about 10 minutes to continue the journey. Bearing in mind... More 

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1597895, Chairman Lucs at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind feedback the fire was a complete setback to your day for which I apologise. I am glad that you got trip. Duncan McIntyre. Chairman More 

Scotland
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95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Lovely place to go to for a relaxing day out. Nice tea room at a scenic location and small museum. Very good walks along the canal as well. Friendly staff.

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

My wife and I went to Linlithgow and decided to try the cruise to Avonbridge on the St Magdalene This laster, return 2 and a half hours, was most pleasant and excellent valu for money The crew were most helpful, friendly and assisted my disabled wife to board and leave the boat The scenic route was most interesting and gave... More 

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