Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  West Lothian  /  Linlithgow  /  Museums  /  Linlithgow Canal Centre

Linlithgow Canal Centre, Linlithgow

(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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.
Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Linlithgow Canal Centre by using our Linlithgow holiday planner.
Source
Create a full Linlithgow itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Linlithgow

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Linlithgow by other users

44 days in England, Scotland & Ireland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Linlithgow, Falkirk & Stirlingshire BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in West Lothian BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Edinburgh, West Lothian & East Lothian BY A USER FROM MALTA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALTA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in United Kingdom & San Agustin BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 friendl...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Spoke to the women that owns this and she was really polite and told me that theres an event soon, lovley thing to see.  more »
Google
  • 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.