The Edinburgh Canal Centre

Edinburgh and Lothians


Located on the Union Canal at the Bridge Inn in Ratho, 8 miles (13 km) west of Edinburgh city center, the Edinburgh Canal Centre provides a center for canal holidays and cruising, together with a visitor center. Opened in 1989, the center also provides berths, services, and supplies for narrow-boats. At the nearby canal basin, Scottish Canals provides interpretative displays.

Also based at the Canal Centre is the Seagull Trust, founded in 1978 to provide free cruising for disabled people. The Trust now has additional centers at Falkirk, Kirkintilloch, and Inverness.

Where we are

The Bridge Inn,
27 Baird Road,
EH28 8RA

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