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Lovely place to visit

Very tranquil day out for the whole family, lovely to walk in the warm and not so warm weather... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Northampton, United Kingdom
Great day out

This is really a great day out for all the family. We loved the walk along the tow path and then... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Gympie, Australia
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All reviews canal side boat inn tow path watching the boats the pub the grand union canal nature reserve canal boat ride beautiful canal worth a visit lovely little place per adult waterways museum lovely place to visit lock gates lovely sunny day school children
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No paninis. Very limited food available at 1 pm. Dirty cup, dirty spoon. Dirtt floor. I wasn’t impressed. Had a lovely walk along the canal prior to this but i doubt we will stop off here again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kazzacola
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Very tranquil day out for the whole family, lovely to walk in the warm and not so warm weather, lovely pub called the navigator for food and drink, barges are great to look at and there is also a blacksmith there who is very friendly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julieearl40
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is really a great day out for all the family. We loved the walk along the tow path and then had a fab lunch at The Navigation pub. All in all something for everyone, nearly forgot the Museum is worth a look as well!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 16 October 2018

saw this place on the way home from cheshire.so we decided to stop and have a look, what a great place to spend some time, we had a nice cup of tea and some cake in the cafe, then went for a stroll along the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phil v
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The weather was dry so de idea to come back for a walk along the canal. It was quite busy with canal traffic and it was nice to see them. Had a drink k in the Navigation pub and walked by the canal. Worth a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chris504019
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We stayed on the nearby caravan site which was only a few minutes walk from the canal. Beautiful place to visit especially as we had good weather. Good pubs, cafes and restaurant and some of the barges turned into shops for the season!. Nice walks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Only appears to be open on an ad-hoc part time basis offering meals from pre set menu. Disabled customers with limited mobility should note that although stairlift facility present a disabled toilet is only downstairs. The standard of meals served on my visit could only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keith B
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Came from Scotland to visit family. Googled for things to do in Northampton. Wanted to go to museum and go on canal boat. First stop museum. Car park closed. Went to canal could not park. Followed signs for parking. They wanted £10 per person (4...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nortonsylvia
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon here. Not as big as we were expecting but that didn't spoil our time. Canal museum worth a visit for more background to these amazing places and those who built and worked them. A walk to the lower lock was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tony P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Had a smashing lunch in the sunshiine beside the canal, ducks on the water, birds stealing chips and 3 narrow boats passed by. Waves and Hellos all round while lock gates were opened and closed! I had fish and chips and a lasangne for my...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank carolberry28
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