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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  • Took my mum for a trip and cup of tea, run by volunteers the tea room is a lovely place for a natter before either taking a walk or boat ride along the canal. We have done both. The short boat ride or...  more »
  • If you like walking on the level this is the place for you, and you are mostly in the country, often with expansive views. There is a surprise at every bridge, such as a restaurant, boats, viaduct, or...  more »
  • Amazing lazy day journey on the canal boat where you can choose how long you wish to be on it for, with a great cafe back at base  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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