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what a great place to visit

saw this place on the way home from cheshire.so we decided to stop and have a look, what a great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
phil v
Essex, United Kingdom
A welcome back with our dog.

The weather was dry so de idea to come back for a walk along the canal. It was quite busy with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 The Canalside Bridge Road, Towcester NN12 7SE, England
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All reviews canal side boat trip the pub boat inn watching the boats tow path narrow boat the grand union canal lovely little place per adult nature reserve lovely village waterways museum woodland walk worth a visit working blacksmith lock gates
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Reviewed 6 days ago

saw this place on the way home from cheshire.so we decided to stop and have a look, what a great place to spend some time, we had a nice cup of tea and some cake in the cafe, then went for a stroll along the...More

Thank phil v
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was dry so de idea to come back for a walk along the canal. It was quite busy with canal traffic and it was nice to see them. Had a drink k in the Navigation pub and walked by the canal. Worth a...More

Thank chris504019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on the nearby caravan site which was only a few minutes walk from the canal. Beautiful place to visit especially as we had good weather. Good pubs, cafes and restaurant and some of the barges turned into shops for the season!. Nice walks...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Only appears to be open on an ad-hoc part time basis offering meals from pre set menu. Disabled customers with limited mobility should note that although stairlift facility present a disabled toilet is only downstairs. The standard of meals served on my visit could only...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Came from Scotland to visit family. Googled for things to do in Northampton. Wanted to go to museum and go on canal boat. First stop museum. Car park closed. Went to canal could not park. Followed signs for parking. They wanted £10 per person (4...More

Thank nortonsylvia
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon here. Not as big as we were expecting but that didn't spoil our time. Canal museum worth a visit for more background to these amazing places and those who built and worked them. A walk to the lower lock was...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Had a smashing lunch in the sunshiine beside the canal, ducks on the water, birds stealing chips and 3 narrow boats passed by. Waves and Hellos all round while lock gates were opened and closed! I had fish and chips and a lasangne for my...More

Thank carolberry28
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Wow what a gem. Beautiful little place. Pain in the backside to get to by car. But once your there it's great. Waterways museum Boat trips Cafe and restaurant Canal side walk to glass shop and blacksmiths. Fabulous 4 hours spent here

Thank sj095a
Reviewed 23 August 2018

this is a lovely little place to wander around and stop and have a picnic . You can take a short trip on a canal boat which will take you a short distance up and down the canal . we went into the museum which...More

Thank carl64ad
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to cycle or walk along the canal watching the boats negotiate the canal & locks. You can even help with opening and closing the locks if you want to. It's an experience i won't forget.

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