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Review of Tiverton Canal Co

Tiverton Canal Co
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This was part of my birthday-week celebrations and I loved every minute of it!

The staff are all extremely friendly and knowledgeable and thanks to Ruby – the first female horse to have pulled the boat…

Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
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"horse drawn barge"
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"clip clop"
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"afternoon trip"
in 7 reviews
"half hour trip"
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"stretch your legs"
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"minutes silence"
in 7 reviews
"peaceful trip"
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"period costume"
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"well stocked bar"
in 6 reviews
"floating cafe"
in 11 reviews
"relaxing afternoon"
in 7 reviews
"feed the ducks"
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"tow path"
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"barge trip"
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"recommend this trip"
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"licensed bar"
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"interesting talk"
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Took a trip on the Tiverton Canal, aboard the Tivertonian, the last horse drawn barge in the West Country. Probably the most relaxing waterways experience there is. We were lucky with the weather - warm, sunny afternoon - which helped. There's a bar aboard, so you can quench any thirst and we also had a cream tea. Can highly recommend this. A great way to spend a few hours.

Thank Lyndadmb
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We've come to Devon for many years and didn't realise this was here. Glad we've now found it. What a lovely way to spend 2 1/2 hours.
The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. The skipper made the journey fun too.
The horses are all very well looked after.
Would recommend.

Thank Colette C
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Stressed out ? Need to unwind ? Can't see a doctor for a week ?
Your prescription is to take a trip on the horse drawn barge down the Tiverton canal for 2 1/2 hours of total relaxation . The whole experience is great , a gentle , not overdone talk on the history of the canal and the shire horses that they have. A 2 minute silence period held on the way back is magical....through a winding bend of still water , ducks and other wildlife and just the sound of the clip - clop of the horses hooves on the toe path....bliss ! Just do it , great escapism . Thanks to all the staff who offer a superb experience for people both young and old.

2  Thank Tumbl
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

My grand daughter and l loved every minute of this trip. The people where very helpful and it was a amazing experience. The horse drawn canal boat was well worth the trip. Just don't forget the polo mints!!.

Thank granny42017
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