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Bywater Cruises - Horse Drawn Canal Boat Cruises

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Absolutely lovely experience

This was an absolutely lovely experience. Because we only had a few days left of our holiday the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Houston, Texas
a good day out

This is the first time we have tried this attraction we did the horse drawn barge it was excellent... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Horse Drawn Canal Boat Trips In this day of fast cars, commuters and computers, we are proud to keep our feet firmly in the horse age. There is no better way to relax and unwind from the stress of modern living than to sit comfortably aboard our...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Coed-Y-Rae Lane, Maesbury Marsh | Montgomery Canal, Oswestry SY10 8JG, England
+44 7941 429980
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This was an absolutely lovely experience. Because we only had a few days left of our holiday the team agreed to do a private tour for us even though they were taking a bit of a break. We left from Welshpool and had a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is the first time we have tried this attraction we did the horse drawn barge it was excellent next time we will be trying the 2 hour barge tour

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

What a wonderful way to celebrate mum and dads 85th birthdays! Cruising down the Montgomery canal pulled along by Cracker ... all of us thought it was very very special. We loved the beautiful views and peace and tranquility ... the excitement of going through...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 13 June 2018

My wife and I had wanted to do this for a long time. Booking and paying was no problem on line. When we arrived we parked in Mill St. car park (pay meter was not working so put a note in windscreen to this effect...More

Thank lesviv
Reviewed 29 March 2018

It was a surprise birthday trip , never been on a barge before, from the moment you arrive you relax and slowly see the beautiful country side , Dave and mike where at the helm and telling us the history of the canal which was...More

Thank Lynnette B
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trip. We hired the boat 3 kids 7 adults for a couple of hours. The canal was so tranquil and really interesting to hear the history and see it going through the locks. The horse drawn element was great as this was how it...More

Thank Jebry73
Reviewed 4 February 2018

What a lovely, relaxed way of seeing the sights. Although I felt a little sorry for the horses, they all appeared to be well kept and cared for. We were a family of four that included a 19yr old and a 14yr old. Everyone thoroughly...More

Thank Jo P
Quazitim, Manager at Bywater Cruises - Horse Drawn Canal Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi Jo, many thanks for your review, we only have one horse... namely Cracker the Boathorse who is well loved and cared for... is this review definitely meant for us?

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Apologies on my late posting for our Wedding celebrations on 21st September 2017 - THANK YOU Cracker and team for giving us fab memories of our special day!!! We all loved our trip enjoying the Montgomery canal and local scenery - see you next time...More

Thank Ronnie01167
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We are on holiday in the area, and decided to go and have a look at this attraction, only to find it eventually that they only open at weekends during the autumn season. To us, as most families or couples have to take our holidays...More

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Quazitim, Manager at Bywater Cruises - Horse Drawn Canal Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Peter, whilst we appreciate your comments and feedback, we are completely baffled how you can review our little business when you haven't actually been aboard, met the team or Cracker the boathorse. We feel confident you would join all the others with rating us...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful team We spent a very pleasant hour on board with our teenager & 2 young toddlers The 2 guys onboard were very friendly and informative and made it very fun for the little ones exp when one started playing his accordion would...More

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Julie D
6 January 2018|
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Response from Peter O | Reviewed this property |
Yes I have limited mobility and I can manage with out s problem.