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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  • The Centre was closed on the day we visited. It opens in April until October. But we have sailed on the Canal before which was very pleasant. We had a nice walk along the canal bank. It was a lovely s...  more »
  • As it is out of season we were unable to visit the canal centre today. However the Walk long the canal from Linlithgow is really nice and the tow path is in great condition. We intend coming back with...  more »
  • loved the food and the service was forst class, the young girl serving us was attentive, polite and friendly as was the owner. their choice of food was perfect and I had a perfect Ceasar salad which s...  more »
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  • Good folks doing good stuff for the canal and surrounding area. Please visit ta
  • Well worth a visit. A lovely spot though parking is a challenge.
  • No parking, wasted a lot of fuel driving there and nowhere to park as I had an elderly lady who could not walk far that wanted to see the canal.
  • It was closed when we got there, but the volunteer there offered to open it back up for us to look around and he told us some neat facts about the canal's history. Great little local spot.
  • A good mug of coffee and home baking. Really helpful getting us pumped out. A worthwhile charity who love the canal. Had boat trips in season and Santa boats at Christmas.

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