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Tiverton Horse Drawn Barge Tiverton Horse Drawn Barge

Tiverton Horse Drawn Barge

One of the last remaining Horse-Drawn Barges in Great Britain, a trip on the 'Tivertonian' is a truly unique living heritage experience of a time before steam. Price £35

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Take a ride on the west country's last horse-drawn barge.

Relax on a traditionally painted wide beam 75 seater barge fully equipt with a licensed bar, tea & coffee facilities, ice-creams and snacks. 


The canal was built in 1814 for primary use of the lime trade and stretches for 11 miles.  Tub-boats worked for over 100 years conveying stone from the quarries at Whipcott & Fenacre to Tiverton Wharf, where the stone was fired in kilns to make lime for farming and house building.  It is now a local nature reserve and country park.  The Tiverton Canal Co is privately owned and run by the Brind family.


Either bring a packed lunch or meals are available at Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar but only a small selection of food and drink.


Depart Kingsbridge 10:30

Arrive at Barge approx. 12:35

Barge Sails at 14:15

Departs Tiverton at 16.45

Arrive Kingsbridge approx. 18:30

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
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Others Other pick up points are available
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel

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Tally Ho Coaches Ltd

Station Yard Industrial Estate
Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ES