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Coventry Canal Basin

St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4LY, England
+44 24 7678 2368
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There were 7 narrowboats moored whilst we were here. Nothing much happening in the Basin itself but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark T
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Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
Came from Leeds

What a shame ... the canal basin is lost in time...a fantastic location but it needs some local... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
thetigger60
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Very good29%
  • Average27%
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“narrow boat” (8 reviews)
“craft shops” (2 reviews)
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St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4LY, England
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+44 24 7678 2368
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 7 narrowboats moored whilst we were here. Nothing much happening in the Basin itself but a short walk to the town center with a lot of shops and attractions. Valley Cruises has a hire boat center in the one arm of the Basin....More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame ... the canal basin is lost in time...a fantastic location but it needs some local government investment to bring it back to life....it was so sad to see it as it was once very vibrant.....

Thank thetigger60
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Great day out with the kids in half term, little ones have never been on boat and they thought it was Great fun

Thank mrmarkmcmullin
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Although the Canal Basin itself doesn't have much going on, it is the start of a lovely walk that takes you through many insights into Coventry's industrial heritage. On a sunny day it is this is a great way to see the city from a...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Children really enjoyed the visit however i believe that more can be done to keep up with the cleanliness of this place as it could certainly be much nicer!

Thank melaniedavies85
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The hairdressers there are fab. The rest of the area is almost empty.. There is a trophy shop, a European shop, a cafe and thats about it. If the council put the energy into the area that they have put into Fargo village it would...More

Thank EmmaMarz
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I've just completed a narrow boat trip from Hawkesbury Junction to the Coventry Canal Basin. Please ignore the doom and gloom brigade. The canal is fine and not filled with shopping trolleys, bicycles or car tyres. It is generally very pleasant with a lot of...More

1  Thank Colin T
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

More needs to be done by Coventry city council to keep it cleaner as it would certainly be a lovely place to show the kids

Thank stevekook85
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Just wander around the city and you'll pick up a sign for the Canal Basin. It's a good place to stroll round and there were some beautiful barges there when we visited. A few outlets open to buy things, but not to our taste. Good...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It is an alright place but not a great tourist destination. We found it just alright and not too brilliant. But they have maintained the place well. It is very close to the city centre as well so one can visit city centre as well...More

1  Thank Sirisha_Yerramalli
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DaveSims
8 November 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
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Revelmini
28 October 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.
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