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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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  • 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! Th...  read more »
  • 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'...  read more »
  • 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 int...  read more »
  • Good walking on a nice day
  • 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.
  • A great family day out! Town Boat Trips for the kiddies, Avon Aqueduct Cruise for the grown ups. Good food in the tearoom. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
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