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“lovely walk”(42 reviews)
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Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in Stratford, this scenic waterway passes through enchanting countryside in the very heart of England, cutting through the Forest of Arden and an area rich in Shakespearean history.
Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in Stratford many times and I always enjoy a walk along the canal whatever the season. It is a peaceful spot once you get out of the main bit of Stratford. Lots of waterbirds to enjoy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to relax and hang about! So serene, so calm , so relaxing! Come here to forget about your worries

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank drkritisg
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Lovely boat trip along the canal and dog friendly too. Gorgeous scenery and beautiful looking houses alongside the canal too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maryprice0
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to take a walk. I visited during the river festival weekend so there was live music and lots of boats in the river. I got an ice cream from one of the boats that was selling them.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 439selinac
Reviewed 26 October 2018

At £6 each for a canal boat journey up the canal and through the lock, there’s no better way to see this part of Stratford upon Avon. The audio brings it to life and is informative without being too heavy! A beautiful trip and lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Georgie_Smith11
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We found this park/canal area lovely after the rush of other parts of Stratford.We also took a boat trip down the canal and enjoyed seeing homes and vegetation along the water. The canal provides a nice break in a day of touring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hellp842
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Great to walk around, there is a bridge about half a mile down brilliant views of Holy Trinity Church (burial place of Shakespeare). Chain ferry is novel way to cross, takes 5 minutes and costs 50p. A 40 minute cruise up and down is also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Pleasant walk along the canal side watching the ducks and swans and the boats go by. could have had one of the boat rides ourselves but the day was grand and the walk wonderful. Ok some people enjoying the sunshine on the park but really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Loretta R
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is one of the quietest canals we have walked along. It is so intimate that you can watch a boat or boats go throuh locks and create such interest. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brisca01
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It was a delight to be able to stroll along both banks, take in the sights and scenery. Even had a short canal boat ride with a guide. Plenty to see so close to the RSC and other places. Plenty of history in the area....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cecil H
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26 August 2016|
Response from Juanito_Hayburg | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see or smell any, but we were only there for 26 hours...!
17 June 2016|
Response from smita260 | Reviewed this property |
its a tiny village as far as I remember and picture perfect. just like hansel n gretel fairytale. gingerbread houses. dont think there is much of a stretch to choose from.
2 June 2016|
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Response from friendlytraveller22 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we found parking very limited in fact we never found a car park but parked on the road alongside the river and kept returning to update our ticket. Maybe try citizens advice to locate a carpark to suit your needs Good... More