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Coventry Canal Basin

St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4LY, England
+44 24 7678 2368
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I was at Coventry Canal Basin attending one of the many splendid residents there. On this occasion... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bedworth, United Kingdom
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Where is everyone, nothing open except a nice little cafe .. good cuppa and bun .. nice to watch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul W
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St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4LY, England
+44 24 7678 2368
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Reviewed yesterday

I was at Coventry Canal Basin attending one of the many splendid residents there. On this occasion it was the Coventry Model railway club, the event being railways on the air. I was one of the team with the Coventry Amateur Radio Society. When I...More

Thank lordbrian2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where is everyone, nothing open except a nice little cafe .. good cuppa and bun .. nice to watch the canal boats go by , however every thing else is closed ..shame really .

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We visited by boat a few years ago and the place was deserted and dismal. We were thrilled to find several visiting boats, a cafe with folks sitting out enjoying the sunshine and a hire fleet. Much better

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you like canals, this is the place to visit. You don't realise you are in a City. Cafe and shops close by.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

There were 7 narrowboats moored whilst we were here. Nothing much happening in the Basin itself but a short walk to the town center with a lot of shops and attractions. Valley Cruises has a hire boat center in the one arm of the Basin....More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

What a shame ... the canal basin is lost in time...a fantastic location but it needs some local government investment to bring it back to life....it was so sad to see it as it was once very vibrant.....

Thank thetigger60
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Although the Canal Basin itself doesn't have much going on, it is the start of a lovely walk that takes you through many insights into Coventry's industrial heritage. On a sunny day it is this is a great way to see the city from a...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The hairdressers there are fab. The rest of the area is almost empty.. There is a trophy shop, a European shop, a cafe and thats about it. If the council put the energy into the area that they have put into Fargo village it would...More

Thank EmmaMarz
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I've just completed a narrow boat trip from Hawkesbury Junction to the Coventry Canal Basin. Please ignore the doom and gloom brigade. The canal is fine and not filled with shopping trolleys, bicycles or car tyres. It is generally very pleasant with a lot of...More

1  Thank Colin T
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Just wander around the city and you'll pick up a sign for the Canal Basin. It's a good place to stroll round and there were some beautiful barges there when we visited. A few outlets open to buy things, but not to our taste. Good...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
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8 November 2016|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Depends where youre coming from. If from the north exit M6 at junction 3 and follow foleshill Rd down to canal basin. From south You'll have to use ring Rd and get off at Longford exit. Canal basin Just off ring Rd on... More
29 October 2015|
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Response from Janette G | Reviewed this property |
From what I can find out this used to be a pub in the canal basin with live music but is now permanently close (googled information). I just went to the cafe at the 'amenities' end of the basin.