Linlithgow Canal Centre
Linlithgow Canal Centre
4.5
Saturday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Linlithgow Canal Centre is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Boat Trips, Canal Museum, Tea Room, Charters and Self-drive Boat Hire. A great day out for the family! Located close to Linlithgow railway station. 1:00 to 4:30pm. Open weekends from 31st March until 30 September. Midweek 2nd July to 24th August. Canal Fun day Sunday 19th August from 1pm - 5pm ~ (Cardboard Boat Race starts at 3:00pm)
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  • kurgatron
    Bathgate, United Kingdom111 contributions
    Aqueduct Cruise
    Had a lovely time on the Aqueduct Cruise with my 10yo daughter. Nice slow trip along to the 2nd highest aqueduct in Britain and back. Refreshments and biscuits available on board included in the price. Got a shot steering the barge with a little certificate at the end. Alastair, his wife and Layla the dog were great hosts. Lovely quaint tea room and gift shop at the Canal Centre and you could catch little minnows in the canal with a fishing net you can buy for £2 at the gift shop. My daughter loved seeing the ducks, ducklings and moorhen.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Ruth B
    14 contributions
    Such a lovely spot
    I just love the canal centre and visit whenever I come to stay in Linlithgow. The volunteers create a lovely atmosphere and everything, including the boat trips, is such good value. Quaint cafe too. I hope tourists from Edinburgh get to know about this lovely spot by the canal. It certainly has a place in my heart.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 July 2023
  • LinzDalziel
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom4 contributions
    Very enjoyable canal tour
    My husband & I went on the Avon Aqueduct canal tour. The canal centre has a nice tea room & museum. Staff were all very friendly. The tour itself was very scenic and the tour master very knowledgeable. The tour itself lasted 2 1/2 hours with refreshments included and a stop at the aqueduct with photo opportunity. I give this 5 out of 5 and excellent value for money
    Visited July 2023
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Alison A
    1 contribution
    Afternoon tea on a canal boat
    Fantastic afternoon out with friends. Afternoon tea served on the canal boat, cruising along the canal on a sunny day. Lynne and the other volunteers made our day special. Beautiful tables adorned with homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches, lemoncurd, clotted cream, jam. All served up on pretty china and tea served in pretty teapots. Would throughly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 July 2023
  • katie26
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom2,160 contributions
    Good value and interesting afternoon
    Excellent way to spend a mixed weather afternoon- delicious scone and coffee in the tea room first and then the 2.5 hour cruise. Great info from Alasdair and John on board and a relaxing meander down the canal. Sadly pouring by time we got to the aqueduct so I didn't venture out but even in rain a good activity and would be ideal with older less mobile relatives etc.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • jimjam211
    Regina, Canada5 contributions
    Great time on the Self Hire Canal Boat
    My family ended up with a few extra days during our time in Edinburgh and were looking for some unique day trips. Taking a 20 minute train ride to Linlithgow and renting the self-hire canal boat was a fantastic time. We spent some time with Willie at 10:30 who showed us everything about the boat and was a pleasure to talk to, and then were on our way by ourselves. This was perfect timing to spend some time at the Avon Aqueduct, then get to Bridge 49 patio in time for lunch, before turning around for the return journey. It was really one of the more unique things we did in 3 weeks of travel, and very peaceful, especially after all the crowds of Edinburgh Castle the day before. It's one of the experiences we get asked the most about by family and friends. Paired with walking around the small town and seeing Linlithgow Palace, it was the perfect day out.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Marion P
    2 contributions
    Lovely boat trip and excellent information provided.
    This was a sail along the canal to the Aquaduct taking two and a half hours round trip. It was a superb experience especially for the teenage history student in our party. The guide on the boat was very well informed and excellent in delivering the information. Biscuits, juice, tea and coffee were all available on the trip. I had made an error with my booking - completely my fault - and they were very helpful in sorting it out.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
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Catriona C
Chester, UK23 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Lovely, relaxing trip. Very informative would recommend to anyone. Good value too. A number of options regarding trips and tea and biscuit too. What is not to like!
Written 10 September 2023
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Gary Blackwood
Glasgow, UK4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had a fantastic time on a 2 hour trip to the Avon aqueduct. The boat was nice and our guides were lovely. I particularly enjoyed learning about the history of the canals. I highly recommend!
Written 9 September 2023
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Marion P
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This was a sail along the canal to the Aquaduct taking two and a half hours round trip. It was a superb experience especially for the teenage history student in our party. The guide on the boat was very well informed and excellent in delivering the information. Biscuits, juice, tea and coffee were all available on the trip.

I had made an error with my booking - completely my fault - and they were very helpful in sorting it out.
Written 13 August 2023
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jimjam211
Regina, Canada5 contributions
Jul 2023
My family ended up with a few extra days during our time in Edinburgh and were looking for some unique day trips. Taking a 20 minute train ride to Linlithgow and renting the self-hire canal boat was a fantastic time.

We spent some time with Willie at 10:30 who showed us everything about the boat and was a pleasure to talk to, and then were on our way by ourselves. This was perfect timing to spend some time at the Avon Aqueduct, then get to Bridge 49 patio in time for lunch, before turning around for the return journey.

It was really one of the more unique things we did in 3 weeks of travel, and very peaceful, especially after all the crowds of Edinburgh Castle the day before. It's one of the experiences we get asked the most about by family and friends.

Paired with walking around the small town and seeing Linlithgow Palace, it was the perfect day out.
Written 9 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

katie26
Edinburgh, UK2,160 contributions
Jul 2023
Excellent way to spend a mixed weather afternoon- delicious scone and coffee in the tea room first and then the 2.5 hour cruise. Great info from Alasdair and John on board and a relaxing meander down the canal. Sadly pouring by time we got to the aqueduct so I didn't venture out but even in rain a good activity and would be ideal with older less mobile relatives etc.
Written 2 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alison A
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
Fantastic afternoon out with friends. Afternoon tea served on the canal boat, cruising along the canal on a sunny day. Lynne and the other volunteers made our day special. Beautiful tables adorned with homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches, lemoncurd, clotted cream, jam. All served up on pretty china and
tea served in pretty teapots. Would throughly recommend.
Written 9 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LinzDalziel
Dunfermline, UK4 contributions
Jul 2023
My husband & I went on the Avon Aqueduct canal tour. The canal centre has a nice tea room & museum. Staff were all very friendly. The tour itself was very scenic and the tour master very knowledgeable. The tour itself lasted 2 1/2 hours with refreshments included and a stop at the aqueduct with photo opportunity.
I give this 5 out of 5 and excellent value for money
Written 8 July 2023
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Ruth B
London14 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
I just love the canal centre and visit whenever I come to stay in Linlithgow. The volunteers create a lovely atmosphere and everything, including the boat trips, is such good value. Quaint cafe too. I hope tourists from Edinburgh get to know about this lovely spot by the canal. It certainly has a place in my heart.
Written 7 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kurgatron
Bathgate, UK111 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Had a lovely time on the Aqueduct Cruise with my 10yo daughter. Nice slow trip along to the 2nd highest aqueduct in Britain and back. Refreshments and biscuits available on board included in the price. Got a shot steering the barge with a little certificate at the end. Alastair, his wife and Layla the dog were great hosts. Lovely quaint tea room and gift shop at the Canal Centre and you could catch little minnows in the canal with a fishing net you can buy for £2 at the gift shop. My daughter loved seeing the ducks, ducklings and moorhen.
Written 25 June 2023
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Douglas F
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
Afternoon tea on board the canal boat trip to the Avon Aqueduct. Very friendly volunteer staff and great company from others on board
Written 12 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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