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Kenavon Venture

Closed Now: 08:00 - 17:00
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Life in the slow lane

A relaxing trip from the Wharf to the Marina. Saw a heron, swan, cygnets, ducks and a moorhen along... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Elaine C
Orpington, United Kingdom
Excellent boat

We booked a group of 17, 9 of which young children-the trip was brilliant from start to finish. The... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust HQ Canal Museum, Cafe,gift shop boat trips from Devizes Bradford-on-Avon, Newbury and Hungerford. Crofton Pumping Station built in 1807 nr Great Bedwyn it houses two Cornish Beam Engines one which is the oldest in the...more
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Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB, England
+44 1380 721279
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

A relaxing trip from the Wharf to the Marina. Saw a heron, swan, cygnets, ducks and a moorhen along with canoeists and other canal boats.Interesting to see the back gardens of the houses that back onto the canal.

1  Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We booked a group of 17, 9 of which young children-the trip was brilliant from start to finish. The volunteers are extremely friendly and professional. There are refreshments and toilet on board and it was 2hrs of tranquility! Recommend to anyone-great value and a worthwhile...More

1  Thank Milesair100
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I joined a group of friends for a private party on the Kenavon Venture, on a return trip from Devizes Wharf to The Bridge at Horton. For three hours, a very enjoyable time was had by all. A fantastic way to relax...More

1  Thank Jane W
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Part of my less than stellar review is my fault. There are two tour times and without putting much thought into it I booked the 2:30 pm ride rather than the 10 am one. It has been very hot here in England and by 2:30...More

1  Thank Carl C
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I guess we were spoiled doing the Bradford-on-Avon canal boat trip first, where the views from the boat were pretty exceptional most of the way. On this Devises trip we saw mostly overgrown, weed filled hedges and certainly no nice outlook. I feel bad in...More

3  Thank Stillrovin
Reviewed 25 June 2018

First the positives: the canal boat was well maintained, with comfortable seating and on-board loo and bar serving drinks and crisps. Dogs allowed only if nobody objects - a good policy in my opinion (we had one very well behaved, docile dog on our trip)....More

1  Thank Gordon2112
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Short visit to the Museum, very interesting, admission by donation, lots of information about the Canal & the Trust

1  Thank dchalk2017
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Four of us decided to have a little relaxing ride down the canal - opposite direction to the locks- 1 3/4 hours trip down the canal, didn't see much wildlife- wrong time of year maybe. Pleasant staff, good cafe/ bar. Very relaxing. . Would recommend

1  Thank johanaWales
Reviewed 3 December 2017

About a dozen of us, all with an interest in the past, were given a guided tour of the museum. It was an excellent couple of hours. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable. The artefacts were set out in a way which encouraged us to...More

1  Thank Woody528
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Interesting trip on narrow boat on the canal. Informative and interesting. Also accepts dogs. Good shots for your camera.

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Andrew S
25 April 2017|
Response from Jean C | Property representative |
As we have other passengers to consider so if you arrive with a dog you are asked to wait till last to board, the skipper will then ask if any of the passengers object. If any one does you will not be able to board.