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Well worth doing on a boat

You could walk it, but a good way is to take an organised boat trip where you will see so much more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul A
Gloucester narrowboat hire

A group of work friends and myself have just returned from a great day messing about on the river... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon P
Weston UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You could walk it, but a good way is to take an organised boat trip where you will see so much more and get the history of the places you pass.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of work friends and myself have just returned from a great day messing about on the river! We hired a narrowboat for the day. The boat was great, we had a quick briefing by the owners who were very friendly. Aboard we found...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hired a narrow boat for the day to travel the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. Met by very nice owners who went through the information / boat hiring and steering etc. Tea, coffee, milk etc supplied for the day. Very enjoyable and relaxing day spent on...More

Thank shands896
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here before we went to the cathedral, very nice area, went into a lovely cafe and made very welcome, nice to see the area has been done up and looks smart and tidy.

Thank nerak22
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We have travelled this stretch of canal with friends who have a canal boat at Saul Junction both ways to Gloucester and south to Sharpness.Lovely views and lots of places to moor up and over night stay. This is a really lovely stretch of our...More

Thank breakychef
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Interesting place, historical and with a mix of historical and new development. An easy place to spend a leisurely afternoon with good food drinks.

Thank Lee096
Reviewed August 26, 2018

History and beautiful countryside combined. Perfect walking territory and I would recommend a walk any time.

Thank Y2673SYandym
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Lovely length of canal. Get in at Saul and Kayak down to the docks with the wind behind you. You can stop at the Pilot on route for a beer and then pull the Kayaks out t the docks and finish at Weatherspoons for tea....More

Thank Hitchmob
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The cruse was very interesting with plenty of information from the Captain although he was a little chauvinistic in some of his comments

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Nice 45 minute trip down the canal, on the Queen Boadicia boat. The boat itself, has history. The fella doing the commentary was amusing. Cost was £6-50 adults. Tickets from inside the Waterways Museum and access to the boats through the back of museum. which...More

Thank Chrissy309
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