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Mercia Marina

Findern Lane, Willington DE65 6DW, England
+44 1283 703332
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Mercia Swan Canal Boat Trips - booking cancellation received less than 4 hours before trip.

Last Sunday I phoned and booked a trip along the canal for a special birthday treat. The man was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LIZAHEN
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Derby, United Kingdom
Not what I expected

I had this place on my 'must visit' list and a fine sunny day offered the chance to cycle to it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ralph B
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Mercia Marina is the largest inland marina in Europe, 74 acres of countryside, walks, wildlife and a boardwalk of boutique retailers, farm shop, a two storey bar and restaurant overlooking the marina. Discover one of our beautiful and tranquil walks with the family and dog. Take a stroll through our Sensory Garden and throw a penny in our wishing well and your dream could come true.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm shop” (18 reviews)
“lovely shops” (10 reviews)
“board walk” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Findern Lane, Willington DE65 6DW, England
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+44 1283 703332
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"farm shop"
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"lovely shops"
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"board walk"
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"retail outlets"
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"watch the boats"
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"well worth a visit"
in 17 reviews
"boutique shops"
in 3 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 9 reviews
"for sale"
in 8 reviews
"places to eat and drink"
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"lovely surroundings"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant place"
in 3 reviews
"canal walk"
in 4 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 3 reviews
"food outlets"
in 3 reviews
"tea rooms are"
in 3 reviews
"coffee shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Sunday I phoned and booked a trip along the canal for a special birthday treat. The man was very helpful and placed our details in "the book". On Tuesday at 11.45, under 4 hours before we were due to embark (if that's what you...More

Thank LIZAHEN
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Robert N, Owner at Mercia Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to learn of your understandable disappointment. Bookings are taken by a shop at the Marina whilst the trip boat is run by an individual. Both are operated independently of the Marina itself. I will enquire of the operator and try to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had this place on my 'must visit' list and a fine sunny day offered the chance to cycle to it. First impressions; Nature reserve, nice paths making easy access, lots of narrowboats (no they are not barges), shopping centre? What the heck? I was...More

Thank Ralph B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have had numerous holidays on the waterways of GB, but we were staggered by the size of this place. I have never before seen so many narrow boats and other water craft in one place. The facilities for those like us, arriving by road...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderfull place , by the water and makes difference to the usual chain resturants. Great place went for lunch with the wife but also with the kids and they love it too. Nice out door area plenty on space.

Thank Malabizi
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Visited here today Tuesday 3rd April 2018. Parking was easy and free. There are a few shops mainly gift and clothes. A lot of places not finished as yet. Nice place to have a walk, sit and watch the boats and birds. Will visit again...More

Thank adyval
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Loads to see and do - makers market has some great stalls (especially like the two for one scratchings). Bar is very nice with good food offering

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

It is a while since we last visited this Marina but it is well worth a visit with plenty to see and do as well as nice shops and restaurants and a bar and cafe. Well worth a visit

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The Marina is currently holding monthly 'makers markets' which have an interesting range of stall holders, mostly food related. Everyone that I spoke to is passionate about what they are selling and are keen to share their knowledge. It makes for an enjoyable trip out...More

Thank derbyshirepotterer
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The marina is beautiful to walk down through the day and night. It's usually lit up and very romantic by the canals. Has a lovely bar on the dock with shops along side the canal.lovley seeing all the boats. There is a lot of grounds...More

Thank Kirsty W
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We have had the privilege of mooring our narrow boat at Mercia for the last eight years and have seen it grow into the marvellous venue that it is now. It has some really nice retail outlets with interesting products, a really nice cafe, a...More

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chezzy-chick
7 June 2017|
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Response from thedancer90 | Reviewed this property |
The Marina is dog friendly...sometimes it looks like the entrance to Crufts. You can even take them into The Boardwalk Pub and restaurant. There is quite a bit of places to walk, either around the marina, or you could walk... More
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Tren W
29 May 2017|
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Response from Selebian | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tren Yes I would say the marina is wheelchair friendly and there are disabled toilets. All the pathways would be wide enough for a wheelchair and there is a large boardwalk in front of the shops. Parking is on the flat... More
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