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River Avon Chain Ferry
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Owner description: Take a scenic ferry trip across the River Avon to the Waterside gardens by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and recreation grounds. In operation since 1937, and fully rebuilt in 2010 by Avon Boating, 'Malvolio' as it is named has ferried thousands of passengers back and forth over the River Avon. As one of the last remaining hand wound chain ferries in the country you will get to see a unique angle of the river with views downriver to the Holy Trinity Church and upstream to the RST.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a grumpy old man runs the ferry , spoilt a lovely day out for the £2.50 wish I had walk around !!!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We went for a boat ride along the river Avon and it was really lovely and relaxing. About £16 for a family of 4 for a 45 min ride which we felt was about right. We all enjoyed it, scenery is very pretty and was nice to just sit back and relax. Walks along the river are also enjoyable (did this too) and free.

1  Thank ChicPrincess
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a must, real fun and children seemed to love it too.
Its a great way to hop across the river from a lovely park and only 50p :-)

Thank Becky B
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

for just a few pence it is worth crossing to the other side of the river just to experience the chain ferry quite often you have to que in the summer months but once you reach the other side of the river so nice places to relax

Thank Gina B
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great fun, brilliant value! A must do on a sunny day! A great shortcut across the Avon. Visit the park opposite.

Thank Peter R
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