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Linlithgow Canal Centre

Manse Road, Linlithgow EH49 6AJ, Scotland
+44 1506 671215
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Ruby Wedding Celebration

We booked the Saint Magdalene boat for a surprise Ruby Wedding party for our parents back in May... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne M
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Lovely Place

It's always special to spend time at the canal. It's full of interesting things to see, lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andreas W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Linlithgow Canal Centre is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Boat Trips, Canal Museum, Tea Room, Charters and Self-drive Boat Hire. A great day out for the family! Located close to Linlithgow railway station. 1:30 to 5pm. Open weekends from 30th March untill 29 September. Midweek 1 July to 23 August.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“hour trip” (5 reviews)
“self drive” (5 reviews)
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Manse Road, Linlithgow EH49 6AJ, Scotland
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+44 1506 671215

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Saint Magdalene boat for a surprise Ruby Wedding party for our parents back in May and it was a fantastic trip. There were 28 of us in total plus two crew members supplied by LUCS who sailed the boat who were really...More

Thank Joanne M
Stuart R, Marketing Coordinator at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Congratulations to your parents from all at LUCS . We are glad you all enjoyed your trip on St Magdalene for their Ruby Wedding Celebrations, and we hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always special to spend time at the canal. It's full of interesting things to see, lots of natural, industrial and cultural history. This canal centre is tucked away in front of tall trees. Lots of nice old buildings and a lot of canal boats....More

Thank Andreas W
Stuart R, Marketing Coordinator at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words and the 5* review. It really is much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Basin.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We booked the self-drive boat the Leamington for a Diamond Wedding- there were 10 of us, but the boat could easily have accommodated 12. Full instruction was given by friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff, and we had a wonderful 4 hour trip. The weather was...More

Thank Tusher11
Stuart R, Marketing Co-ordinator at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed yourself, and it was a pleasure to "show you the ropes" before you set off. I was a wee bit doubtful about your short sleeves in the chilly wind. Hopefully it will be a wee bit warmer the next time you set...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Packed a picnic and went off to the canal center. Sat at the canal and watched the ducks and ate.took in the lovely canal and scenery. And as a surprise was treated to a wee canal trip. Not very long, but not very expensive either....More

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Stuart R, Marketing Coordinator at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed your day. Thanks for the 5* rating. It is much appreciated.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Had a great day out at the canal centre ,the trip on the barge down to the aquaduct was so relaxing and the staff were very informative friendly and fun.Nice touch with tea and biscuits.

1  Thank Jetta B
Stuart R, Marketing Co-ordinator at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip (and the tea & biscuits). Hope you can come again soon, and perhaps try a cruise on our "self drive" boat.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Went not knowing what to expect and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The volunteer staff were friendly and we had enjoyable canel trip, rounding off in the tea rooms. We'll definitely be returning with the intention of taking the longer canel trip. Many thanks to all and...More

1  Thank Stevejf51
Stuart R, Marketing Co-ordinator at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon, when perhaps you could take out our "Self Drive" boat for a day or 1/2 day trip.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

We hired the Saint Magdalene, with crew, for my parents Diamond Wedding celebration taking the 2.5 hour trip to the Aqueduct . What a fantastic day we had. The 2 man crew were very helpful and friendly helping the more elderly on and off the...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We came here for the special open day linked to the draining of this section of the canal for maintenance and inspection. A fascinating talk by the Scottish Waterways official and a nice cup of coffee in the delightful cafe with its real fire and...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Spoke to the women that owns this and she was really polite and told me that theres an event soon, lovley thing to see.

Thank G_Inspector
1597895, Marketing Convener at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

I am sorry to tell you that you were misinformed and no one owns the canal centre we are totally run 100% by volunteers

Reviewed 28 October 2016

if you haven't yet tried a canal trip from here you are missing out, there are 2 to choose from, a short one and one that lasts 1-2 hrs, coffee served with a smile on board and a commentary on the landmarks, very relaxing afternoon...More

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