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Linlithgow Canal Centre, Linlithgow
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Come and visit the Linlithgow Canal Centre on the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal in Linlithgow (18 miles from Edinburgh), birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal is 31½ miles [50 km] long from Edinburgh to Falkirk and is linked to the Forth & Clyde Canal at Falkirk by the new Falkirk Wheel to continue the journey to Glasgow. The Canal Centre is administered by Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS), by volunteer society members, and operates boat trips from Manse Road Basin every weekend from Easter until the end of September with two boats from 2pm. During July to mid-August (4th July to 12th August 2011) the Centre is open weekdays with town trips only

You can cruise the calm and peaceful canal to the Avon Aqueduct in comfort on board the "St Magdalene" or journey the town stretch on "Victoria", a replica of a Victorian steam packet boat.

Charters and private bookings can be arranged at other times. " Leamington" is a self drive boat available for day hire.

The Canal Museum has a sales counter with a short audio-visual presentation. Admission is free. There is an adjacent tearoom.
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  • 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 lan...  more »
  • 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 bi...  more »
  • This is a small Jetty, where boats that go along the canals. A walk along the canals you can take in the warm season. At the Marina you can drink tea.
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  • Beautiful spot, worth going even just to admire the view.
  • We hired a canal boat for the afternoon and had a great time. Staff were very friendly and made sure we set off save.
  • Good walking on a nice day
  • I really enjoyed walking along this canal
  • Small place, not lots of food, but what there is, is good. Good period atmosphere and Santa comes at Xmas. The canal trips are good for all ages. Low price and a few to choose from.