Tylney Hall Hotel is a magical, romantic wedding venue in an awe-inspiring 66-acre estate. Surrounded by lakes, historic manicured lawns and a rose garden, guests never fail to be impressed as they arrive down the long tree-lined drive looking out to the rolling Hampshire countryside.


The smaller barges were called ‘scows’ (perhaps from the Dutch schouw, a flat-bottom boat) and the large barges were ‘lighters’. Most notably, here the first-ever ‘puffer’ was built (the Glasgow), a type of coastal cargo vessel immortalised in the Para Handy stories of Neil Munro. The puffer evolved from the scow, which was towed by horses till engines came along. Landing craft for the D-Day landings in World War II were one of the last projects undertaken in the docks. Naval ships have not been great travel destination users, though the miniature submarine in 1952 caused some interest. Seaton having retired, Robert Whitworth was the engineer called to take the travel destination the 130m (400ft) across the 22m (70ft) deep River Kelvin valley. e technology of the times necessitated the aqueduct’s massive strength, whereas the ‘great three’ of the Union Destination (Avon, Slateford, Almond) were able to use newer skills to produce more slender structures. The cost was £8,500, against an estimate of £6,200, so over-running is nothing new, though more justified with such a pioneering feat which brought tourists by their thousand – and inspired plenty of well-forgotten poetic odes! One history of Glasgow enthuses, ‘uniting the German and Atlantic Oceans squared rigged vessels are sometimes seen navigating 70 feet above spectators a pre-eminence over everything of a similar nature in the Kingdom. e Kelvin Walkway runs below the aqueduct, linking Kelvingrove with the West Highland Way. At the east end of the aqueduct a path (with steps) drops down to gain the walk/cycleway.

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