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Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre & Canal Shop

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Very Friendly Centre and Tea Shop

The Centre is located at the side of the canal at Saul Junction. If you pay to go on a boat trip... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
majennings2016
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Great trip on canal boat

We took a half hour trip down the canal on a longboat with a very informative crew. They provided... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
YorkLemonMeringue
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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The Canal Towpath, Church Lane | Saul Junction, Saul GL2 7JY, England
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

The Centre is located at the side of the canal at Saul Junction. If you pay to go on a boat trip (30 minutes) you get a free hot drink. The people serving in the centre and operating the canal boats were all very friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Really fancied a Walls and to my delight there was a Walls sign outside of the visitor Center. This delight was short-lived however as to my immediate dissatisfaction ensued as I examined the contents of their icecream freezer. Not a single Walls icecream to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Clive F, Public Relations Manager at Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre & Canal Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hello ANT B, Sadly your visit coincided with an untimely power outage. The cause of this failure has, at long last, been identified and remedied by the owners of the building, Canal & River Trust. Do pop in again some time and savour the wide...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We took a half hour trip down the canal on a longboat with a very informative crew. They provided complimentary drinks before our trip started in their little visitor centre with activities to keep kids occupied. It was very interesting and relaxing. Toilet facilities at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The centre is right on the canal side and whilst simple in its display, the volunteers are well versed in canal life and friendly. Drinks are free, but customers are expected to make a donation to the canal trust, which I think is a good...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We stayed at Whitminster House for Easter weekend which is a short stroll away. We decided a canal trip was a must, as it was on our doorstep, so planned it for Easter Sunday after our lovely roast dinner. We arrived to find the staff...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank FreshasaDaisy007
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Popped in while at the Junction for a boat trip - lovely little place - loads of info, postcards and cards by local artists plus Winstones ice cream! Who could want more? Staff were lovely and friendly.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank JanieA49
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Went to Ebley for the first cruise of the day, at 12pm. They are every half hour or so for a 25 minute cruise. We missed the first one as we didn't know where to go. A sign says 'boat trips'; as you go over...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank daveb916
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Went in to have a look at what was to offer. There was ice cream, loads of leaflets on the local area and a volunteer from the canal trust who was immensely knowledgable when I asked about local canoeing groups.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank claypot48
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Somewhere just a little bit different. Lovely peaceful area and a trip on a canal boat is just so relaxing. Such a nice way to appreciate this lovely area and wildlife. Fortunately the weather was superb but I reckon it's would be enjoyable even in...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank digipicsuk
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

Excellent and informative centre that tells the story of the past but remains firmly focused on the future. It's an ambitious project that will take time, commitment and lots of dosh. It's a shame this country prefers to spend millions of pounds on illegal wars...More

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