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Tiverton Canal Co

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“clip clop”(11 reviews)
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Tiverton Canal Co . . is home to one of the Last Horse-Drawn Barges in Great Britain and is run as a Canal Living Heritage Visitor Attraction. Relax on a Horse-Drawn Barge Trip . . . as we take you along the beautiful Grand Western Canal Country...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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The Wharf Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
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+44 1884 253345
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We just missed a trip on the horse drawn barge so took a walk along the canal. Very pleasant and peaceful. The tow path is well used by walker and cyclists and dog walkers

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Tiverton is the home of one of the last Horse Drawn Barges in Great Britain and is an experience not to be missed. Owned and run by the Brind family for over 40 years this traditionally painted wide beam 75 seater barge will slowly and...More

Thank Stingray44
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We took the two and a half hour trip and it was so peaceful, especially the two minutes silence on the way back. It was like stepping back in time - just the clip clop of Ruby’s hooves and the water lapping against the boat....More

Thank Jackiem1979
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic day. Lovely family run business. Great trip. Being pulled by a horse was amazing. Very informative commentary. We had to keep quiet for 2 mins. All we could hear was the horse walking, the water lapping and birds. Great value trip.

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable 2.5 hours in a horse drawn barge. Staff friendly and informative. Hot drinks on board very expensive - 3 x hot chocolates and 1x Baileys hot chocolate = £14.00. Ruby the Clydesdale horse was beautiful and very well behaved. She looked well kept...More

Thank TalktoTerryTibbs
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We took the 1.5 hour trip which was really lovely. We were welcomed by the 'Trainee Skipper' as she liked to called herself who was extremely informative and has a great character. Pity some of our fellow passengers (one family) were too rude to listen...More

Thank Crystalltipss
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This was the highlight of my holiday. So peaceful - especially during the 2 minutes silence. The clip clop of Ruby the horse, the lapping of the water and the sound of the birds. I could have stayed on all day. Excellent commentary but not...More

Thank SharonWisbech
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We went on the 2.5 hour journey and enjoyed every minute. The staff in the booking office and on the barge were helpful and friendly, and seemed to love their jobs, which made this a happy experience. During the journey we were asked to be...More

Thank davidch217
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This was one of the most peaceful 2 and 3/4 hours we spent in 2 weeks in Devon. We turned up just as the boat was leaving and they very kindly delayed departure whilst we paid our car park and bought the tickets. We hopped...More

Thank Felix-Mad-Dog
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice leisurely trip on the Great Western Canal, being pulled along by 1 Horse power, 2 & half hour trip so peaceful

Thank briancfc
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briancfc
18 August 2018|
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Response from memphis40 | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up. It was on the first day of the season. Not sure if it changes when it is busy.
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Karen W
13 June 2018|
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Response from tucker1964 | Reviewed this property |
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