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Tiverton Canal Co

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Barge trip

What a fantastic day. Lovely family run business. Great trip. Being pulled by a horse was amazing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hugh S
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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Relaxing Experience

An enjoyable 2.5 hours in a horse drawn barge. Staff friendly and informative. Hot drinks on board... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TalktoTerryTibbs
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Tiverton Canal Co . . is home to one of the Last Horse-Drawn Barges in Great Britain and is run as a Canal Living Heritage Visitor Attraction. Relax on a Horse-Drawn Barge Trip . . . as we take you along the beautiful Grand Western Canal Country...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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The Wharf Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
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+44 1884 253345
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic day. Lovely family run business. Great trip. Being pulled by a horse was amazing. Very informative commentary. We had to keep quiet for 2 mins. All we could hear was the horse walking, the water lapping and birds. Great value trip.

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable 2.5 hours in a horse drawn barge. Staff friendly and informative. Hot drinks on board very expensive - 3 x hot chocolates and 1x Baileys hot chocolate = £14.00. Ruby the Clydesdale horse was beautiful and very well behaved. She looked well kept...More

Thank TalktoTerryTibbs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 1.5 hour trip which was really lovely. We were welcomed by the 'Trainee Skipper' as she liked to called herself who was extremely informative and has a great character. Pity some of our fellow passengers (one family) were too rude to listen...More

Thank Crystalltipss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my holiday. So peaceful - especially during the 2 minutes silence. The clip clop of Ruby the horse, the lapping of the water and the sound of the birds. I could have stayed on all day. Excellent commentary but not...More

Thank SharonWisbech
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the 2.5 hour journey and enjoyed every minute. The staff in the booking office and on the barge were helpful and friendly, and seemed to love their jobs, which made this a happy experience. During the journey we were asked to be...More

Thank davidch217
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most peaceful 2 and 3/4 hours we spent in 2 weeks in Devon. We turned up just as the boat was leaving and they very kindly delayed departure whilst we paid our car park and bought the tickets. We hopped...More

Thank Felix-Mad-Dog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice leisurely trip on the Great Western Canal, being pulled along by 1 Horse power, 2 & half hour trip so peaceful

Thank briancfc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the hour and half tour and think it was more than sufficient. Beautiful surroundings the staff were lovely and so was Ross the horse Plenty of drinks on offers and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour was lovely and peaceful would definitely recommend

Thank Cher6402
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were asked to arrive half hour early but to be honest I don't think that was necessary as you have to pre book so it's just a case or paying and collecting tickets took minutes to collect and were just left waiting around which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my wife and I spent a tranquil afternoon on the barge as a Birthday Treat for me which was pulled by Ross, the horse. the team were very attentive and everyone felt very relaxed especially on the return trip when we all had to be...More

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briancfc
August 18, 2018|
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Response from memphis40 | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up. It was on the first day of the season. Not sure if it changes when it is busy.
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Karen W
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Stanley o | Reviewed this property |
Not on the boat but they will look after it for you
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