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Attraction in Tiverton

Grand Western Horse Boat Company
The Wharf
Canal Hill


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Experience the enchantment of travel aboard a horse-drawn barge, where the stillness of progress is only interrupted by ripples from the bow. The mellow clip-clop of the barge horse mingles with the harvest's aroma so awakening memories of those lazy days of summer from a bygone era.

As the barge silently journeys onward, rippling water filters amongst the waterlilies where Mallards, Coots and Moorhens jostle for supremacy beneath hovering dragonflies.

On your return, old Lime Kilns furnish the Wharf, a perfectly historic setting for a canalside picnic, or cream tea on the 'Teas Afloat' refreshment barge. The old canal stable is now decked with a supply of traditional handpainted giftware. Linger awhile in this beautiful country park, go for a row, explore with a Day Boat far up the canal, take a picnic and fishing rod, and enjoy this peaceful canal in Devon's Heartland.


Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1884 255 827 - Tiverton
Months Open: Public Trips: Easter - Oct;Private Hire: March - Dec
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Pat Brind
Admission Price: £6.65 = 2.5 hour public tripTrip lengths vary
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Floating refreshment barge

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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life (0.13 miles)

Tiverton Castle (0.34 miles)

Grand Western Canal Country Park (0.68 miles)

Knightshayes Court (1.78 miles)

Garden House Sculpture Studio (2.64 miles)

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