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Crinan Canal

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Location type: River
Location address: United Kingdom, Argyll and Bute
Number of texts: 2
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Made by | Reference HypeNapungra | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

The Crinan Canal between Crinan and Ardrishaig in Argyll and Bute in the west of Scotland is operated by Scottish Canals. The canal which opened in 1801 takes its name from the village of Crinan at its western end. Approximately Nine miles (14 km) long, the canal connects the village of Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp with the Sound of Jura, providing a navigable route between the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides, without the need for a long diversion around the Kintyre peninsula, and in particular the exposed Mull of Kintyre.

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Made by Brackie | Reference Spectacular Scotland
Made by Brackie | Reference Spectacular Scotland

Crinan Canal near Lochgilphead in Argyll opened in 1801 and links the Atlantic ocean with Loch Fyne. Every year nearly 2000 boats travel along this 9 miles stretch dubbed “Britain’s most beautiful shortcut”

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