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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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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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“lovely walk” (38 reviews)
Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This canal runs right through the centre of the town and is beautiful indeed. It is a focal Point in the centre and generate lots of activities. We rented a paddle boat for an hour. You go one away until you reach the locks and...More

Thank Off their P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited for the River Festival in July. We hadn't been before. Lovely place to visit. Plenty to do at this particular time due to the festival. Lovely day out with family.

Thank marshall19_10
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a 40 minute boat trip from one of the numerous Boat Companies near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Smooth and relaxing with plenty of room to move/feed the local wildlife; or to just sit back and enjoy the scenery. Only negative - low ceiling on...More

Thank Leiyu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would recommend a canal trip in Stratford upon Avon , it lasts about 40mins and is about 5 or 6 pounds , well worth it

Thank MLambert1941
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stratford Canal is worth a visit when you are in Stratford Upon Avon. I was lucky enough to be at Stratford when the festival was on and even though it was heaving there was plenty to see and do.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time while in Stratford, take some time out on a trip down the canal. A lovely relaxing way to watch the world go by on a sunny afternoon.

Thank Jdt1989
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely time on the river and on a nice day its only £12 for 30mins in a chug boat and nice thing to do

Thank MissTerryShopa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled from Warwick to Stratford and would say there are way too many locks for a relaxing cruise. There and back I think it is just over 100. The canal is pretty overgrown so not a lot of countryside to look at. The big...More

Thank jim186565
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole area was nice and relaxing. With good weather it is very pleasant. A place to spend a lazy sunny afternoon.

Thank Stoich_Leeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a boat tour which is short but informative. The park and the river banks are beautiful. The whole experience is peaceful and relaxing. A must see attraction

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26 August 2016|
Response from Juanito_Hayburg | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see or smell any, but we were only there for 26 hours...!
Erin R
17 June 2016|
Response from smita260 | Reviewed this property |
its a tiny village as far as I remember and picture perfect. just like hansel n gretel fairytale. gingerbread houses. dont think there is much of a stretch to choose from.
2 June 2016|
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Response from friendlytraveller22 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we found parking very limited in fact we never found a car park but parked on the road alongside the river and kept returning to update our ticket. Maybe try citizens advice to locate a carpark to suit your needs Good... More