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Walk - Unlocking the Union Canal - FULLY BOOKED

Door open days


The walk is approximately 3 miles, on towpaths and footpaths.

Looking at traces of the industry still visible in the buildings of the Old Town.

Scotland?s Canals played a defining role in the history of the Industrial Age of Great Britain and Ireland and each has a fascinating and unique history. Join the Scottish Waterways Trust for a 2 hour guided walk to explore the social and industrial history of Fountainbridge and Edinburgh?s Union Canal, opened in 1822.

Year of Innovation Architecture and Design: Explore the innovative Leamington Lift Bridge, outstanding aqueducts and association with eminent engineers on our journey along the Union Canal - an extraordinary example of Georgian civil engineering.

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Where to find us

  • Meet at Edinburgh Quay, behind Akva Bar - Fountainbridge, Edinburgh,
  • EH3 9QB