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Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

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Address: Gloucester, England

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Simply a great fun day out. Plenty to see and plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. You can rent boats from Gloucester docks; up to 10 people

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Douglas, Isle of Man
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's big, it's wet, it's got boats on it. Actually, there's a couple of interesting dry docks with tall ships in (at the time of writing), and a decent 45 minute boat trip.

Thank BTKett
Gloucester UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply a great fun day out. Plenty to see and plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. You can rent boats from Gloucester docks; up to 10 people

Thank indexcheck
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Walked from friends house at Frampton along canal from Fretherne Bridge to the bridge at St Mary's at the bottom of the village green. Saw plenty of feathered friends and lovely scenery along the Severn Valley floor. The walk back up the green was finished off with a pint at the Bell Inn. Weather was changeable as can be expected... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had over one weekend a walk and from Sheppard Patch to Cambridge bridge and back also a bike ride to Sharpness some of the tow Path is a bit slippery but has lots of great views but very little at sharpness but being a Sunday out of season there may be a lot more

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On the advice of the Tourist Centre went down to Gloucester Docks on a cold and cloudy day. First impressions were disappointing but as I got further in along the canal and docks itself was impressed by the prolifer of huge warehouses all seemingly renovated sympathetically. Many were either apartments or offices but in keeping with the historic docks. It... More 

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Fremington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had a lovely walk along the start of this canal towards Sharpness. Perfect for a dog walk in any weather.

Thank cameradave
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Bike ride from Sharpness Docks to outskirts of Gloucester. Very scenic and pass a number of interesting areas such as Slimbridge Bird sanctuary. The Canal is very wide as befitting a Ship Canal and has a fair amount of various craft navigating it which makes it very interesting. One drawback is the inconsistency in the walkway / cycling areas, it... More 

Thank Graham W
Cheltenham, UK
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

A trip along the canal to Sharpness is everything anyone would want to do. It is a leisurely trip with lots of interesting views to wonder about.

Thank Elizabeth S
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We went on a boat trip from the waterways museum. It cost £5 for a 45 minute trip. The commentary was humorous and continuous. The trip was about the right length in time as the stretch of canal used was surrounded by ever changing scenery.

Thank TontegStu
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63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lots of interesting sights, the boats of course, the bridges and the wildlife. Great way to see the countryside, the local villages and pubs.

Thank tahita

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