Scarva Visitor Centre

Scarva Visitor Centre is located on the banks of the Canal adjacent to the original basin, which has been partially excavated and where vast quantities of coal were loaded for use in the local linen industry.

Interpretive boards within the Centre help to explain the building of the Canal, its trade and Scarva's role within this.

The highly acclaimed Tearooms are located within the Centre and serve as a place to relax after exertions on the Towpath or simply to enjoy the tranquillity of the canal side setting. Marvel at the award winning floral displays.

A new cycle hire facility will allow the more adventurous to explore the 20 mile towpath by bicycle.

During the summer Sunday afternoon Band concerts take place making the centre an ideal place to spend an enjoyable afternoon.

Wheelchair access.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.


Admission free.

Opening times:

Tuesday - Sunday:10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holidays Open
Sunday Band concerts at 3pm from April to Sept

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Banbridge Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

Signposted on Main Street, Scarva.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Toilets
  • Open Sundays
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Picnic Area
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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