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Tiverton Canal Co

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The Wharf Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
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Chillax

The canal is a great place to go with family and friends or even by yourself to take in the views... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
Paullll699
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
Organised day trip with horse drawn canal barge trip

Local paper said there were some vacant seats on coach trip Tiverton so I booked up to take my... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
Imogen D
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Wales, 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 Park and Local Nature Reserve, with it’s wildlife, the distant clip clop of the horses hooves and the gentle ripple of the water, It's an experience that will take you back to times gone by of yesterday year, before even steam was invented. . . Our staff will be also be on hand to enhance your trip with interesting tiles from on the days of horse-drawn barges and some interesting facts about the old Grand Western Canal. You and your family will be able to meet the horse close up and on certain trips there is even a walk to go and see one and only Aqueduct along the Grand Western Canal built by the team of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. (Full Bar on board the Barge). Also Available on site: 1. Rowing Boat & Canoe Hire 2. The Ducks Ditty Bar
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“clip clop” (8 reviews)
“peaceful trip” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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The Wharf Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
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"horse drawn barge"
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"clip clop"
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"peaceful trip"
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"half hour trip"
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"stretch your legs"
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"barge trip"
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"minutes silence"
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"halfway point"
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"floating cafe"
in 11 reviews
"tow path"
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"shire horses"
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"absolute bliss"
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"waters edge"
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"bygone era"
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"row boat"
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"stocked bar"
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"duck food"
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

The canal is a great place to go with family and friends or even by yourself to take in the views streatch the legs after a good Sunday lunch . They also provide snacks drinks boat or canoe rental if you fancy a paddle ....More

Thank Paullll699
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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Local paper said there were some vacant seats on coach trip Tiverton so I booked up to take my elderly Mum. The weather was very sunny sunny so luck was on our side.The highlight of the day was a trip on a horse drawn barge...More

Thank Imogen D
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Have just returned from a wonderfully peaceful trip down the Tiverton canal on the horse drawn barge. On the two and a half hour trip we enjoyed the peacefully trip with friendly crew a good bar and the nicest toilet I have ever seen on...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2017

Sit back and enjoy a quiet peaceful trip along a canal. Let the horse take the strain. An experience stay with you, or return soon.

Thank 4countryman
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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

A relaxed Sunday morning 1 and a half hour trip down the canal and I feel relaxed and delighted to have found this wonderful place. The barge was immaculately clean, the bar well stocked. The staff friendly, entertaining and knowledgable. The local wildlife graced us...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2017

An amazing afternoon out very informative and attentive family run business, nothing was too much trouble really enjoyed the experience of being on a horse drawn barge thanks for helping us to make some memories xx

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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting canal in as much as the way it appears to just sit atop the town. Very beautiful and peaceful

Thank JKCake
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Spent a very relaxing Sunday afternoon on the horse drawn barge on the Tiverton Canal. Not our first time but always worth another visit. Good company on the barge, pleasant views and various wildlife all made for a very nice trip.

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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

I thought this was a great experience and fully recommend you give it a go. Better still if the rain stays away.

Thank chrisuk1000
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

I live minutes from this great canal and when my Grandaughter comes to visit we always have to book a trip on the horse drawn barge, she had never seen a horse pulling a barge before and was entranced. Feeding the ducks and swans is...More

Thank Clare N
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Zoe S
June 22, 2017|
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Response from chrisuk1000 | Reviewed this property |
I just picked up tickets at the kiosk on the day. no booking.
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Janey7777
June 10, 2016|
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Response from Georgi D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, As a rule dogs are not allowed on the barge, however assistant dogs are allowed by arrangement :)
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