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Batchworth Lock Canal Centre
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99 Church Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1JJ, England
+44 1923 778382
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk along the canal to this lovely spot! Small museum selling many items, lovely little waterfall which the children loved watching! Cafe, barges and wildlife! Totally sweet area!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jonesjunie2
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Interesting break on a trip, but it is small. There is a town and canal carnival/fete each summer, with very many boats arriving for the week-end. Well worth a visit. Flypasts by Lancaster and DC3 this year! Very impressive!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank estuartaffaires
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Iomfortable and the crew so good humoured we didn't stop smiling throughout the trip. A fabulous experience from start to finish, thoroughly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ratty1986
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Three year old enjoyed watching a longboat go through the lock and I enjoyed the peaceful walk. There is little to see inside the centre and we didn’t buy ice cream as little one didn’t like the choice. You can book boat rides here or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ali0818
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Booked a private canal cruise for my dad’s 60th Birthday! We had a lovely time. Thanks to the lady at the end of the email and the crew on the day for being so welcoming. Would definitely recommend and use again! Can’t wait to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Louise W
Reviewed 27 May 2018

To celebrate the 60th birthdays of two friends twelve of us chartered Pride of Batchworth for three hours and had a wonderful cruise up and down the Grand Union Canal. Steve and Chris were the most cheerful, efficient and and helpful crew. Tea, coffee, glasses...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Take the boat ride from the canal centre. It’s only £4 and worth every penny. Start with a drink at the small cafe shed, and if you’ve got kids, grab some duck food from the centre. They give you a guide on the boat you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank joanna1982
Reviewed 29 December 2017

On a bright summers day, the canal is a lovely place to have a walk along the bank, and watch the canal boats.Sometimes one can sea ducks floating by.Boat owners are often quite active, cleaning and carrying out household tasks.Some have lovely plants and flowers...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank hymiezar
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We chartered the canal boat for a family celebration. The canal centre staff responded to my queries promptly and were really helpful with the booking and the organisation. Our group included grandparents, teenagers and everything in between - plus a dog and a wheelchair (the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank dog_walking_mum
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Well presented small museum that gives you a chance to learn something of the amazing but short period of canal building and transport system of the UK. Huge works that have left England with a fabulous recreational asset.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Anthony M
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Rachel S
11 October 2018|
Response from estuartaffaires | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. There is one, which I saw at the Canal festival, but sadly I do not have their name to hand. You could try this site for disabled narrowboat hire (I can't put the web-link in this post for some reason!) but none seem... More
Tony J
21 August 2016|
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Response from Richie81263 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Tesco car park, but myself I would buy a few things to justify using it. 2-3 minutes away is Church Street with a few limited spaces, or else Car Parks in Rickmansworth 5-10 minutes depending on which one... More
Robert O
8 August 2016|
Response from CroxleyComet |
Parking at Tesco in the Harefield Road or in the Aquadrome car park off Frogmore Lane.