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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

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Address: Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
Phone Number: +44 1243 771363
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At the Canal Centre, we offer a wide range of amenities including...

At the Canal Centre, we offer a wide range of amenities including refreshments, souvenirs, educational and tourist information, boat trips and row boat hire. There is ample seating inside and out. Adjacent to the Centre there is a visitor centre, located in a 19th century stable, refurbished to provide information about the canal and it's history.

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very pleasant day

the canal trip was good, we had lovely weather which helped and as it was a family do it was great to spend time together. very disappointed with the admin staff after the day but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
JosephineHall
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the canal trip was good, we had lovely weather which helped and as it was a family do it was great to spend time together. very disappointed with the admin staff after the day but resolved however we planned to return for a supper trip which has now been canned because of poor customer service

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

As a visitor from Switzerland, I was thrilled to find this wonderful attraction while visiting a friend in Chichester. We were most fortunate to be blessed with lovely weather, a most informative skipper and mate (Cliff and Geoff I think) and a beautiful boat offering panoramic views. The boat can carry 22 passengers and we were just 1 short of... More 

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1 Thank scunningham2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a very enjoyable couple of hours meandering down the canal with an interesting commentary along the way.

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1 Thank susan o
Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I booked a trip on line and had to amend the time, but I got there eventually, and what a trip! weather wise it was a lovely sunny autumn afternoon,and as we glided down the water through lovely trees, it seemed as though we were deep in the country. The boat is clean, bright and comfortable. The captains, there were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The advice from the website was to book online and I tried to book the Wednesday Fish and Chip cruise, but I'm not very deedy when using my mobile, and we ended up on Kingfisher for a trip without catering. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience at a very leisurely pace. So relaxing and the intermittent conversation from the helmsmen... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The new boat used by the trust provides an improved space for visitors. It was an enjoyable trip down the canal with opportunities to go on deck to enjoy the views and chat with the volunteers.

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1 Thank Rorschach20
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had never visited Chichester before and absolutely loved it, somewhere we will return. We had some info from the Council offices and saw the canal trip, so decided that would be a nice thing to do. It was lovely, another attraction peopled by keen volunteers. There is a cafe where you buy your tickets, which is in a very... More 

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1 Thank Karen K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We walked from the canal basin along the canal, very clean with good pathways. Recommended for anyone who wants a level walk.

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West Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Ok have been here many times before and still love just as much as the first time, you can sit and take in the view from either the Canal trust Cafe or the pub next door, you can take a leisurely stroll or if a serious hiker have an amazing walk taking you all the way down to the coast... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I decided while in Chichester to visit this attraction. We went on line and booked on line out seats. The boat we went on had 22 places and as it was off peak we were able to book online the day before. We arrived about 25 mins before departure and went into the shop on site and... More 

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