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Disapointing canal basin - virtually everything was closed.

I know we visited in February, but virtually everything at the Coventry Canal Basin was closed - a... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
Sleeping history

Where is everyone, nothing open except a nice little cafe .. good cuppa and bun .. nice to watch... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
Paul W
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St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4LY, England
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the basin for a Sunday morning walk. We expected to find the shops and cafe open but everything was closed which was a shame. We walked for two miles down the canal and it was a pleasant experience as we saw...More

Thank Ruth A
Reviewed February 18, 2018

I know we visited in February, but virtually everything at the Coventry Canal Basin was closed - a bit of a wasted trip really. From what we had heard, we were expecting much more and thought it would be more interesting. Well worth an hour...More

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed February 10, 2018

its very nice and easy to walk around, its very open and keeps your mind wandering and you can get some thinking time

Thank dangerdonna007
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Go with family and enjoy the house boat ride from canal basin. Its like a house on water experience. Many benches around there to enjoy sun with a watch over the canal. If klucky can spot swans also swimming., nice place to take snaps with...More

Thank vishesh g
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Interesting place to poke around, before starting a walk along the Oxford Canal. A place to see narrow boats coming and going up close. It's the start of a walk along the canal that loops through Coventry. This is very much an industrial and suburban...More

Thank neith2017
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Was here in oktober with a hire narrowboat. a beautifull moring place at a short distace from the city centre. Even if you just visit the city, iI would recomend to have a look at the Basin

Thank Hugo L
Reviewed October 4, 2017

quiet area to relax in, only a few 48 hr moorings , old warehouses now restored, nice place to aim for on a walk

Thank sue c
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Our son recently moved to this area. We have enjoyed looking round, always something to see - barges and boating people, nice small cafe where you can sit in or outside, statue of James Brindley and history of canals, map of canal, hire shop where...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed September 25, 2017

I was at Coventry Canal Basin attending one of the many splendid residents there. On this occasion it was the Coventry Model railway club, the event being railways on the air. I was one of the team with the Coventry Amateur Radio Society. When I...More

Thank lordbrian2016
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Where is everyone, nothing open except a nice little cafe .. good cuppa and bun .. nice to watch the canal boats go by , however every thing else is closed ..shame really .

Thank Paul W
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Wendy B
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Ruth A | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Yes there were boat rides advertised in the canal basin. Sadly it was closed on the Sunday we walked up the canal and there were no prices illustrated. Sorry xx
November 8, 2016|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Depends where youre coming from. If from the north exit M6 at junction 3 and follow foleshill Rd down to canal basin. From south You'll have to use ring Rd and get off at Longford exit. Canal basin Just off ring Rd on... More
October 28, 2015|
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Response from Janette G | Reviewed this property |
From what I can find out this used to be a pub in the canal basin with live music but is now permanently close (googled information). I just went to the cafe at the 'amenities' end of the basin.