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Making our way back to Derby

Had been to a local Christmas market and called in for coffee, lovely place to go, had coffee in... read more

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Maurice J
Derby, United Kingdom
A Firm Family Favourite

We love to visit the marina several times a year it’s a real family favourite. The diversity of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 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...more
Findern Lane, Willington DE65 6DW, England
+44 1283 703332
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All reviews farm shop lovely shops watch the boats lovely place to visit retail outlets up market well worth a visit for sale canal walk indian restaurant pleasant place food outlets lovely atmosphere narrow boat coffee shop boat trip shops to browse
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Reviewed today

Had been to a local Christmas market and called in for coffee, lovely place to go, had coffee in The Beetroot Tree Cafe, had a look round Zing for Christmas gifts, had general look around clothes shops, interior decoration places and particularly the Art Gallery....More

Thank Maurice J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to visit the marina several times a year it’s a real family favourite. The diversity of the shops makes for a pleasant experience. My children particularly enjoy regular visits to paint pottery on the Mug Tug Too. Overall well worth paying a visit...More

Thank SixtyOne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit for the day. Nice shops, coffee places, Indian restaurant etc. Dog friendly and really nice canalside walks. Highly recommended!

Thank lesley m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mercia Marina is a suoer locsl tourist attraction. Moor your barge or hire one. Take a walk around the moorings and trip a picnic. Enjoy the cafes and specialist shops (great for birthday and Christmas gifts. There is often music on a Sunday with craft...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to do or see around here but a good walk from The Dragon pub near there. Very clean and good views.

Thank Yemski D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Mercia Marina, it was well signposted, easy to find and plenty of parking. Even at night it looks beautiful. We ate at the Lotus Indian restaurant. Probably the best Indian food I`ve ever had. Tasty, spicy and full of...More

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Filled with great little shops cafe farm shop and pub. Pub is excellent for food and drinks. Could do with offers in the pub to draw more people in.

Thank Jade S
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to have a leisurely drive too, lots of shops and a few eating places, nice relaxing venue! What’s not yo like 👍

Thank ComedyBigDave
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Spent a pleasant hour or two wandering around the marina. Looked at the shops and had a very niice lunch in one of the cafes.Unfortunately the weather was not particularly good - drizzly and windy so we could not go for walks around the complex...More

Thank ladyjane_10
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A lovely place to stay plenty to see and do.A lovely walk around the marina seeing all the different houseboats . We stayed in a lovely lodge for the week. It was well equipped and really comfortable. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Philip M
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27 September 2018|
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Response from jeanf438 | Reviewed this property |
Free to park x
17 July 2018|
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Response from Lozbeth86 | Reviewed this property |
Not really pushchair friendly tbh
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 ..