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Quit on the water

Nice museum about barges. History and so on. While waiting for the boat ride , plce to sit down for... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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An oasis of quiet

A delightful quiet area close to the middle of a busy town. Down a narrow road and then an even... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
East Midlands
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Dapdune Wharf Wharf Road, Guildford GU1 4RR, England
+44 1483 561389
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small National Trust property but there is enough to do to fill a morning or afternoon. You can go on a barge in dry dock, wander through some displays in old warehouses and go on a boat ride. It's a lovely place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jesson A
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We came here initially for a walk and then decided to get the boat trip to Guildford. It was a small electric boat that glided along the river. The journey took about 45mins and the crew members gave us an insightful overview of the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a small museum giving a brief history of the canal. Most of the display materials are firmly aimed at children. Tea and cake is found in the small café. Nice place to stroll around. Overall it’s a classic British small museum designed and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank M L
Reviewed 4 September 2018

What a lovely place to visit, very informative on the barges of days gone by. Peaceful surroundings, informative museum and a boat trip which is worth taking to find out a bit more of Guildford's history. There is a tea room and picnic area, plenty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mary r
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My wife and I along with another couple had a day out in Guilford. Our visit to Dapdune Wharf was a weekday morning. When we arrived it was just opening and the car park had only one car but it soon filled up. We booked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank BernC8
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Nice museum about barges. History and so on. While waiting for the boat ride , plce to sit down for a little snack and cup of coffee. Boat ride was ok concerning history telling of the navigation: surroundings was only in the city centre of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank poleke
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this National Trust place yesterday. It is so beautiful and tranquil. There are a few things to see there including an original barge. There are also various activities that are set up especially for children. The only down side was that the cafe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Noahsxwife
Reviewed 4 August 2018

A delightful quiet area close to the middle of a busy town. Down a narrow road and then an even narrower one, there is a small parking area plus an overflow area. The ticket office explained the options very clearly and gave us a site...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank OldieEastMidlands
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great price and a lovely boat ride out Nice tour and great scenery Worth going when the weather right

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MattReeve
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A fascinating insight into bygone days, with plenty of activities to interest the children. A pleasant tea room, toilets, picnic and play areas and ample parking. We took the trip on the electrically operated "Dapdune Belle" which goes from the wharf through the centre of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Anne D
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25 October 2017|
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Response from 388helenw | Reviewed this property |
Half a day but be aware that during busy periods if you leave it too late you won't get a boat trip.
25 June 2017|
Response from Sarah C | Property representative |
Hi - yes, I'm afraid members to have to pay for the boat trip. The adult price is £3.95, child price £2.30 and a family of 2 adults and 2 children is £11.50. We hope you enjoy it!
17 May 2016|
Response from Sarah C | Property representative |
Hello - sorry its taken us so long to spot the question - the boat trip costs £3.95 for adults and £2.30 for children over 12 months.