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Bywater Cruises - Horse Drawn Canal Boat Cruises

Coed-Y-Rae Lane, Maesbury Marsh | Montgomery Canal, Oswestry SY10 8JG, England
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Excellent 2 hours spent,

My wife and I had wanted to do this for a long time. Booking and paying was no problem on line... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lesviv
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
Amazingly Relaxing trip

It was a surprise birthday trip , never been on a barge before, from the moment you arrive you... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Lynnette B
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Northwich, 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 special horse-drawn narrowboat and enjoy a memorable journey as you cruise through unspoilt Shropshire countryside on the quiet waters of the Montgomery Canal. In the ‘heyday’ of canals, thousands of horses were employed pulling cargo boats along the canals of England and Wales. Today our narrowboat “Countess” is one of only half a dozen horse-drawn narrowboats in the country. She is the only one running regular cruises on the narrow canals of the UK. So if you are looking for a totally relaxing experience step back in time with us.
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“hour trip” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Coed-Y-Rae Lane, Maesbury Marsh | Montgomery Canal, Oswestry SY10 8JG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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
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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

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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
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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?

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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

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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

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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

Thank Emmoosh
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

we walk the canal here quite often and always said we would one day do the horse drawn boat trip with cracker the horse. we weren't disappointed for £7.50 for a hour it was a wonderful experience. I would recommend a walk along the canal...More

Thank Hayley E
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Beautiful town centre, lots of places to eat, friendly, a relaxing piece full ride on the horse drawn canal boat, lovely way to spend an afternoon with family and friends

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Booked a 2 hour trip with Bywater Cruises for a family outing (8 adults, 4 children - age range 2-84). Even though the weather was poor we all agreed it was a fantastic experience and one we'd have no hesitation about doing again. Dave and...More

Thank JVM002
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