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Address: Canal Side Sherborne Wharf Sherborne Street, Birmingham B16 8DE, England
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Winter Canal Cruise - 1 hour - not the best !

Decided to see more of the canal/waterways of Birmingham and take in an hour's cruise whilst we had limited time to spare. Was really looking forward to it. It started off okay... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Decided to see more of the canal/waterways of Birmingham and take in an hour's cruise whilst we had limited time to spare. Was really looking forward to it. It started off okay but we seemed to take in the northern part of the city towards Wolverhampton and seemed to be touring the industrial areas/run down areas of the city, along... More 

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

You would think that in such developed countries they've found a way to isolate and warm you when it's cold outside. This might be the case in most places but not in these tours with wet seats and frozen air which troubles the sightseeing on a day without rain. I liked the tour, but the boat was in a very... More 

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Thank Bi B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Considering this is a major attraction in Birmingham - the organisation is very poor. We arrived Monday 17th October 2016, no indication that the boat was booked for a private hire, the next boat was also booked for a private hire (notice board would have been a good idea) we eventually got on the trip at 1:30. The canal boat... More 

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Thank Pauline H
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

AVOID Sherboune Wharf Ltd. It was a lovely Autumn day so decided to have a trip up the canal with Sherbourne wharf Ltd, boarded the barge for departure at 1pm which departed on time, what started as a lovely relaxing trip soon turned into a horrible one. First thing to go wrong was the pre recorded commentary so this got... More 

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Thank Linda C
England
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

A lovely day for our trip which took about an hour. Our captain was Peter who narrated as he navigated. Hannah was at the bar and both gave excellent service with plenty of local knowledge about the canals. A chance to see a heron and other birds made it a very pleasant experience.

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Thank TravelhappyEngland
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142 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had a really great experience on the hour long narrow boat tour. At £8 for adults (£7 for senior citizens) you cannot say it isn't value for money. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. I've been living in the city for 7 years and my hubby his whole life and neither of us knew this existed. The... More 

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Thank BrumFoodyGays
Herts., England
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Interesting enough canal trip.There is a live commentary. Not a huge amount to see outside the city centre.

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Thank Nonloso
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

One hour on the boat along the canal for 8 pounds, the most soothing experience during a business trip to Birmingham. You get to see different aspects of the city plus the tour guide was fun.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

As part of my partner's birthday present we went on a canal cruise around Brindley Place and the surrounding waterways. A good, value for money, interesting, relaxing trip. Just over 1 hour, which was about right for us.

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

My friend chose this trip for our day out. I don't know what I was expecting but this was basically a tour of all the run down crumbling old dumps you would never want to see if you weren't trapped on a boat! The canal was full of rubbish, the commentary was factually incorrect and boring. What a waste of... More 

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