We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crinan Canal

Scotland
+44 1546 830285
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Crinan canal

Spent a beautiful afternoon at lock 11 having a picnic and watching the boats go past . What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret M
,
Lanark, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden gem

If I hadn’t been told by a friend to visit I’d never have thought to go. The road goes down to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SL.123
,
Scottish Borders
via mobile
Read all 99 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“coffee shop” (10 reviews)
“short cut” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Scotland
CONTACT
+44 1546 830285
Write a ReviewReviews (99)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"coffee shop"
in 10 reviews
"passing places"
in 4 reviews
"short cut"
in 2 reviews
"lock gates"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 2 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 2 reviews
"single track"
in 2 reviews
"lovely spot"
in 2 reviews
"public toilets"
in 2 reviews
"scones"
in 3 reviews
"loch fyne"
in 4 reviews
"cairnbaan hotel"
in 3 reviews
"tow path"
in 3 reviews
"boats passing"
in 3 reviews
"seafood bar"
in 3 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 3 reviews
"staff were friendly"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a beautiful afternoon at lock 11 having a picnic and watching the boats go past . What a lovely place in the most stunning area of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿!

Thank Margaret M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I hadn’t been told by a friend to visit I’d never have thought to go. The road goes down to single track with passing places but persevere, go beyond the hotel and arrive at the car park. The views are stunning. There’s a nice...More

1  Thank SL.123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a delightful drive from Loch Lomond past Loch Long and down the west bank of Loch Fyne we reached Lochgilphead at the top of Loch Gilp. We then headed for Cairnbaan which is the Eastern end of the Crinan Canal. Driving along the B841...More

1  Thank whetstoneview
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours along the canal, firstly at Cairnbaan where all the action was taking place. Then we drove to Crinan to see where the canal finished then down to Lochgilphead at the other end.Crinan is a very small place but more...More

1  Thank LadyGAxbridge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We visited both the Lochgilped and Crinan ends of the canal for walks. Nice trees shading the paths. Lots of locks to watch being operated as people move their boats about. Just very gentle and very British somehow.

1  Thank David R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cold day . Views are nice but not much to see and do. All shops were closed and it seemed like we were the only people in town. Getting there by car was not easy. For some reason gps took us...More

Thank Ingrid B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We transited the canal twice this month, once in each direction. Staff were friendly, informative, helpful and happy to explain the reasons for and apologise for delays caused by water level issues. The canal itself is as always a beautiful location with many places to...More

1  Thank Alex B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

A gentle 4 mile walk from Cairnbaan to Crinan for a coffee and cake gave a useful insight into the amazing engineering that was required to construct this canal hundreds of years ago. It would have benefitted from more information boards, say every half mile,...More

Thank lurganbob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This 9 mile canal is a joy to walk, with plenty of different lock arrangements, and canal boats passing all the time. The scenery is varied and delightful, with coffee stops at the beginning, part way through and at the end. The original steam boats...More

2  Thank Eric W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Stayed there for 2 nights B.B. accomidation was first class we had a room on top floor with the most fantastic views breakfast was individually cooked and service was exelant dinner was a fish lovers dream and comes highly recommended.

1  Thank john g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 69 hotels in Argyll and Bute
Cairnbaan Hotel
301 reviews
5.44 km away
The Stag Hotel & Restaurant
55 reviews
9.66 km away
The Argyll Inn
67 reviews
9.98 km away
Grey Gull Inn
243 reviews
10.57 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Crinan Seafood Bar
118 reviews
.03 km away
Dining at Cairnbaan Hotel
127 reviews
5.55 km away
Kilmartin Museum Cafe
319 reviews
6.41 km away
Kilmartin Hotel and Restaurant
94 reviews
6.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kilmartin Glen
185 reviews
5.29 km away
Dunadd Fort
75 reviews
5.65 km away
Temple Wood Stone Circle
78 reviews
5.08 km away
Carnasserie Castle
114 reviews
6.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Richard C
29 May 2018|
Answer
Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how many crew you have, or if you go through with another or other boats, lots of peeps to help with locks etc, in which case it can ne done relatively easily in a day, but if you're in no rush, the cost is the... More
0
Votes
lswankie
13 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
It’s really too short for boat hire so is not set up for it.
0
Votes