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Mercia Marina

Findern Lane, Willington DE65 6DW, England
+44 1283 703332
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Delightful Marina

A group of us visited Mercia Marina in Willington, which opened in 2008 and is Europe's largest... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wendy L
,
Nottingham
Great modern ambience ..

The recent addition of the chi chi shopping area to this marina has opened the area to people with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andy and Kath M
,
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Mercia Marina is the largest inland marina in Europe, 74 acres of countryside, walks, wildlife and a boardwalk of boutique retailers, farm shop, a two storey bar and restaurant overlooking the marina. Discover one of our beautiful and tranquil walks with the family and dog. Take a stroll through our Sensory Garden and throw a penny in our wishing well and your dream could come true.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm shop” (18 reviews)
“lovely shops” (11 reviews)
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Findern Lane, Willington DE65 6DW, England
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+44 1283 703332
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"farm shop"
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"lovely shops"
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"watch the boats"
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"retail outlets"
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"up market"
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"lovely place to visit"
in 11 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"for sale"
in 8 reviews
"canal walk"
in 4 reviews
"lovely surroundings"
in 3 reviews
"tea rooms are"
in 3 reviews
"cake"
in 9 reviews
"pleasant place"
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"food outlets"
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"narrow boat"
in 5 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 7 reviews
"indian restaurant"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A group of us visited Mercia Marina in Willington, which opened in 2008 and is Europe's largest inland marina. In 2014 The Boardwalk was completed, which is a sweeping promenade of boutique retailers, bar, restaurant, farm shop and art gallery, together with a sensory garden...More

Thank Wendy L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The recent addition of the chi chi shopping area to this marina has opened the area to people with wider interests than just walking or gongoozaling! We enjoy a while pootling around the new shops before having a lunch just on the main boardwalk. There...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some nice quirky shops plus places to eat for all pockets. Been told it’s the largest marina in Europe which could be right. Lots of walks and interesting barges of all size with some for sale. Dog friendly place as you would expect. Will return...More

Thank kevinxxxx1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at a loose end and decided to drop in to the marina as we'd been told it was worth the trip. There has obviously been a lot of investment with some interesting shops and places to eat. There are circular walks on various...More

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Boardwalk recently and have to say the tapas menu leaves a lot to be desired! A lot of fried stuff that is all batter and hardly any filling- not healthy and a lot of money for what it is! Also, there is a...More

Thank Derbians
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had a short time here but very impressed lovely shops and walks, didn't get chance to visit the cafe but that is on my list for next time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful marina with restaurants and coffee shops. Walks and access to canal for longer walks. 3 mapped walks available free of charge. Selection of up market shops. Boat trips along the canal. Picnic places. Free parking and more being built.

Thank Sonya T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With independent shops selling really lovely items, an art gallery, nice walk - really enjoyable place.

Thank T H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time back this year and very impressed with the new shops and restaurant. A pleasant walk around the Boardwalk and then off to the canal and a stroll along to the Dragon pub in Willington after a refreshing drink a stroll back. Will definitely...More

Thank Robin R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place to visit on a relaxing wkd off work,plenty to do with cafés, restaurants and shops also new indian restaurant open at the end of the marina

Thank adamskiigoodwin
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Emilybrion
17 July 2018|
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Response from Lozbeth86 | Reviewed this property |
Not really pushchair friendly tbh
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chezzy-chick
7 June 2017|
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Response from taniavan10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we take our dog they are can also go in the down stairs in the pub they have water and treat ..
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Tren W
29 May 2017|
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Response from Selebian | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tren Yes I would say the marina is wheelchair friendly and there are disabled toilets. All the pathways would be wide enough for a wheelchair and there is a large boardwalk in front of the shops. Parking is on the flat... More
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