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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

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Address: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in...

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.

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Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from London
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The Picturesesque Highlight of Stratford

You just can't beat a nice canal / riverside walk through the gardens on any side. Its perfect and shady and calming with wonderful willow tree avenues gently caressing the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Merseyside, United Kingdom

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You just can't beat a nice canal / riverside walk through the gardens on any side. Its perfect and shady and calming with wonderful willow tree avenues gently caressing the breeze. Loved it

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a pleasant coffee with my wife on the terrace of the main RSC Theatre, with a superb view of pleasure craft plying to and fro up and down this beautiful canal. The very word 'canal' smacks of "dark satanic mills" - this was the polar opposite: an oasis of peace and calm.

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Banbridge, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful day in Stratford upon Avon - a walk along the canal and a canal boat ride - wonderful place to visit

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Fairfield, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be sure to wear warm clothing. We sat on the front of the boat and it was extremely cold going up the canal. Not as bad when we turned to go back to the dock. This was in May. There was an inside seating area with more protection from the cold but I don't think it would have been as... More 

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Portsmouth
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked along the tow path for a little way and under a couple of bridges. This took us away from the hustle and bustle for a short time which was nice.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a boat from Valley Cruises which was excellent. We cruised for three days from Stratford upon Avon to Lowsonford then returned. We traversed 46 locks in total and saw some beautiful scenery. Whilst the locks can be challenging (and fun), this is a really relaxing way to view country England.

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Castro Valley, California
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Took a forty minute boat ride. Thanks goodness very little commentary from the captain. I was able to relax and enjoy the lush green riverside, swans, ducks and gardens of the "rich" houses that front the river on one side..

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our recent trip on the canal and this is just a great way to see the back of the RSC building as well as the Holy Trinity Church - and to plan a walk the next day!

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to walk along the canal, seeing the barges moored up in the basin, visiting the pubs along the canal

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A beautiful place to visit. Enjoyed walking along the canal each day we were there. The park along the canal is huge. Perfect for families who want to picnic and let the children run off their energy.

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