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Linlithgow Canal Centre

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Address: Manse Road, Linlithgow EH49 6AJ, Scotland
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+44 1506 671215
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Linlithgow Canal Centre is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Boat Trips,...

Linlithgow Canal Centre is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Boat Trips, Canal Museum, Tea Room, Charters and Self-drive Boat Hire. A great day out for the family! Located close to Linlithgow railway station. 1:30 to 5pm. Open weekends from 30th March untill 29 September. Midweek 1 July to 23 August.

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Diamond Wedding Celebration Trip

We hired the Saint Magdalene, with crew, for my parents Diamond Wedding celebration taking the 2.5 hour trip to the Aqueduct . What a fantastic day we had. The 2 man crew were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynn S

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired the Saint Magdalene, with crew, for my parents Diamond Wedding celebration taking the 2.5 hour trip to the Aqueduct . What a fantastic day we had. The 2 man crew were very helpful and friendly helping the more elderly on and off the boat and serving us with our teas and coffees. The party consisted of a very... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We came here for the special open day linked to the draining of this section of the canal for maintenance and inspection. A fascinating talk by the Scottish Waterways official and a nice cup of coffee in the delightful cafe with its real fire and lots of photographs of the canal. Friendly and helpful volunteers run the whole site and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Spoke to the women that owns this and she was really polite and told me that theres an event soon, lovley thing to see.

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1597895, Marketing Convener at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this review

I am sorry to tell you that you were misinformed and no one owns the canal centre we are totally run 100% by volunteers More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

if you haven't yet tried a canal trip from here you are missing out, there are 2 to choose from, a short one and one that lasts 1-2 hrs, coffee served with a smile on board and a commentary on the landmarks, very relaxing afternoon activity. This whole show is run by volunteers, great little coffee shop on shore as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place for a Saturday or Sunday outing. Long and short boat trips at a reasonable price and all run by volunteers. Short trips also during July and August but the best thing is the Tea Room. A bit ,Olde Worlde' but really friendly ladies serving great scones. You will also find Rosie and Jim (if I remember correctly) sitting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I had decided to walk our dog along the canal at Linlithgow for a change of scenery, we stopped at the canal centre for a cup of coffee and cake - wow, the best date and walnut cake ever! The ladies in the tea room were really friendly and the coffee was good too, and all very reasonably... More 

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I visited the centre with my two boys on the last day of the season and was blown away by the friendliness and attentitiveness of the staff. Everyone from the man who sold us the tickets, to the boat's captain and the staff in the tea rooms made us feel really welcome. The cost is also staggeringly good value. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Linlithgow Union Canal Society is run by an enthusiastic and passionate group of volunteers who deserve a huge amount of credit for the work they do. There is a museum at the basin with really interesting displays on how the canals were built, what they were used for and how they were restored. Mike is an encyclopedia of all... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

First time on a canal barge, warm friendly welcome from the volunteer crew, fantastic views and commentary along the cana,l even served with tea and scones! the Falkirk wheel was amazing experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Spending a day in Linlithgow with our 3 year old grandson, we decided to go up to the museum and tea room. We knew the boats would not be operating, but the sign at the entrance said that the museum and tea room was open. They were not !! Considering it had started to drizzle rather heavily, and we were... More 

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1597895, Manager at Linlithgow Canal Centre, responded to this review

I am sorry that the tearoom and museum are only open when the boats are sailing we are all volunteers and carry out our operations at the weekends except for 6 weeks during th school holiday we are open Monday to Friday. I dont know which sign that you refer to but I have just spent money on our boards... More 

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