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Horse Drawn Barge trip, Tiverton
Home to one of the last Horse-Drawn Barges in Great Britain
Located in Mid Devon on the banks of the beautiful Grand Western Canal, Tiverton Canal Co is a truely unique Living Heritage Tourist Attraction that offers an enjoyable family day out for everyone that loves Boats, Horses, Wildlife and Water, with FREE ACCESS to the Canal Park all year round.
Horse Drawn Barge
Canal side Cafe bar
Rowing boat hire
Our most loved and popular trip is a 2½ hr return where the barge travels for one hour to East Manley, turns around and then moors up, allowing you the opportunity to take a short walk to see the aqueduct (designed by Brunel’s team of railway engineers), or talk to the horse as he rests for a while under the shade of a tree.
During your special journey, you will hear memorable tales, anecdotes and historical facts about the horse-drawn barge and the Grand Western Canal. There is often two minutes silence, where the peace and tranquility of travelling by horse-drawn barge can be fully appreciated.
We tried the trip and had a lovely afternoon. Have a look at some of the pictures from our trip Here