Tiverton Barge & Exeter

Tiverton Barge & Exeter

The Last of It’s Kind in the West Country...The Grand Western Canal overlooks the historic market town of Tiverton. The Canal is a Country Park and meanders it’s way through 11 miles of agricultural land and small pockets of woodland providing spectacular views of the surrounding Devonshire countryside.

Friday 14th July

Friday 1st September


£37 Ad/Snr

£34 Ch (3-13 yrs)


The Grand Western Canal was built in 1814, for primary use of the lime trade.  Horse drawn tub boats worked for over 130 years conveying stone from the quarries, which was then fired into lime for farming and house building.  Today the canal is a country park; home to one of the last remaining horse drawn barges in the UK and an abundance of flora and wildlife.


Although the Grand Western Canal suffered a breach in 2012, the repair works are now 100% complete. The canal reopened in time for its 200th birthday celebrations in May 2014. The horse-drawn barge also celebrated its 40th anniversary on the Grand Western Canal in 2014.


Depart Bretonside 0900

Arrive Exeter 1015

Depart Exeter 1245

Arrive Tiverton 1330

2.5hrs return barge trip booked for 1415

Depart Tiverton 1700

Arrive Bretonside 1900

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade
Exeter Exeter
Exeter Services, M5, J30
Ivybridge Ivybridge
Town Hall bus bay
Milehouse Milehouse
Bus stop opposite Bus Depot
Plympton Plympton
Harewood House bus stop
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway
Outside Lidls
Saltash Saltash
Fore Street opposite the Co-op
St Budeaux St Budeaux
Bus stop facing City Centre
Wolseley Road Wolseley Road
Bus stop opposite The Co-op
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