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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

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Address: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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44-1564-784634
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Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in...

Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in Stratford, this scenic waterway passes through enchanting countryside in the very heart of England, cutting through the Forest of Arden and an area rich in Shakespearean history.

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Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from London
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Valley Cruises - Canal Boat Hire - Sail Away!

Having spent 30 years in the Royal Navy it was time to get back on the water, so our friends and I (two couples) decided to hire a canal barge from Valley Cruises in Stratford... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having spent 30 years in the Royal Navy it was time to get back on the water, so our friends and I (two couples) decided to hire a canal barge from Valley Cruises in Stratford upon Avon for a week. The company were fantastic and from the minute of arrival to the second we dropped the barge back Steve and... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The boat tour that you can do at the canal was awesome. It was very informative, provided with head sets so you can follow along with each stop and point. It was also very beautiful and relaxing to float along and see the various houses, greenery, and history in this town.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After exploring some of the town and visiting a few attractions, we walked down to the canal. There were a few live singers to entertain. We walked across a foot bridge to the other side of the canal which overlooked part of the town and the RSC theatre. Lovely wide pedestrian paths running parallel to the canal. We were heading... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a very nice circular walk around the Avon starting at the RSC. Beware though because part of it can be quite muddy so boots required, but well worth it

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a lovely lunch on the canal and fed the ducks, beautiful in the sunshine, catching up with family and friends, recommend any eaterie along this stretch of canal

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The town seems to revolve around the canal and why not? It is certainly beautiful! The marina is well kept although empty on a cold winters day when we attended. Still a few boats and rowers to be seen where the canal meets the river and lovely for a walk along the banks

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it was November we virtually had the river boat to ourselves, only two other people on board. We enjoyed this little trip - not a long distance indeed, but very pretty. Fascinating going through locks and seeing how the gates open. Beautiful swans following boat hoping for good snacks.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even in the Winter in the rain the walk is lovely. Lots of swans and the view is really nice. Lovely to get away after site seeing in the busy areas.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always clean and lovely, the lockkeepers keep the place really clean and tidy. Great place to walk the dog.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Coming from the United States I couldn't believe how the canal dominates the city of Stratford-Upon-Avon. It runs right through the center of town and is just chock full of swans, geese, and ducks. It was a wonderful experience sitting on a bench by the canal and watching children and adults of all ages feeding the waterfowl.

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