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George the horse has a mind of his own

This was a lovely back to the past trip. George, the horse didn't want to do the return trip and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Relaxing and quiet.

Privately owned horse drawn barge. The staff dress in period costume and are full of information. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(15 reviews)
The Grand Western Canal Country Park meanders through 11 1/4 miles of beautiful mid-Devon countryside between Tiverton and Lowdwells (near the Somerset border). Declared a Country Park in 1971 and a Local Nature Reserve in 2005, the canal is a...more
The Moorings Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely back to the past trip. George, the horse didn't want to do the return trip and needed a lot of encougement to turn round. We all enjoyed the cream tea.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Visitingsandy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Privately owned horse drawn barge. The staff dress in period costume and are full of information. A well stocked pay bar provided liquid refreshment. We did have a cream team, but it was rather difficult as there were no tables. Still very enjoyable. We would...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jimbo1527
Reviewed 23 October 2018

A lovely walk peace and quiet awaits , the canal path and on board barge cafe /play area is kept clean and tidy great place especially if you have dogs , you can hire boats or take a trip on the horse drawn barge (...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joel B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Took a stroll along the canal with our dog. This was our second visit. Beautiful walk. It was a shame that neither of the cafes operate after September. We were not the only ones to comment on thus either.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a great area in Tiverton to walk with your dog , children,or anyone. You can even walk it on your own. There are great views to admire and along the way there are local hosialries not too far away. Plus at the basin...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jamesncath
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our sedate stroll along the canal, you can also enjoy the Barge Tea Room which offers a relaxed atmosphere. Insightful visitor centre detailing the history of the canal which I found fascinating, you'll also have the opportunity to see the horse drawn barge....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank H2048FGkevinb
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Had a lovely trip on this horse drawn barge, the sun shone and the relaxing journey down the canal was a real treat. Ross Poldark (that's the horses name) was a wonderful site to see pulling us along the still waters. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TJM2255
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Having contacted Becky about booking for a party of 32,a deposit was paid and balance before trip,as we had additional passengers I paid for them on the day.Having had lovely food in canel tea rooms(see report)we boarded barge which was almost full for our two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank john p
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a wonderful place to visit, great barge ride for 2.5 hours and great staff. Nothing was to much trouble and tickets were reasonable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tillybushbaby
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This was amazing, a wonderful Sunday afternoon. Never seen anything like this was one of the highlights of our trip to the West Country

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jan P
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17 February 2018|
Response from mbeale2014 | Reviewed this property |
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