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Gay Archer

The Esplande | Watchet Harbour Marina, Watchet, England
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A step back in time

Watcher is such a lovely place, it really is worth a visit with it’s nice mix of shops and eating... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
denerik2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
It's a boat

You can see it. It doesn't move, you can't go on it. It's a boat. If you like boats you will love... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
arronclement
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
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9 Mar 2018
“A step back in time”
29 May 2016
“It's a boat”
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The Esplande | Watchet Harbour Marina, Watchet, England
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Watcher is such a lovely place, it really is worth a visit with it’s nice mix of shops and eating places everyone is friendly and the esplanade is so interesting with a good variety of things to look at

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

You can see it. It doesn't move, you can't go on it. It's a boat. If you like boats you will love it. If you don't like boats you will be bored like my son

1  Thank arronclement
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

Watchet Harbour is full of surprises and I will mention but two. First is RN P1041 "Gay Archer" launched in 1941 and saw service with special forces (the Special Boat Squadron). The second surprise was to see High Speed Launch RAF 437. Apparently 437 was...More

Thank 333Pedro
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

This attraction was absent for some months. Not open to the public at present. However, hopefully will be soon. I went aboard when in Bristol. Well worth a visit.

Thank Barrie R
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

It is back in Watchet Harbour. Truly, I have nothing else to say about it, just wanted to update for its location

1  Thank Pollikcon
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Unfortunately the Gay Archer is no longer in Watchet. Its a shame because it was interesting to visit and the owner had lots of tales to tell. I think it is now on the south coast somewhere, Well worth a visit if you can

Thank seascape2014
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

I happened to be in Watchet for family reasons but was dead keen to see Gay Archer as I had read about it in magazines. But it's not there any more. Apparently it has been moved to Torquay as free moorings were offered there, whereas...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is a hidden gem. the story of the vessel is remarkable and the owners are very informative and friendly. It is not a place for disabled people and young children as there are a lot of hazards but I am sure the owners would...More

Thank sarmar95
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This old vessel is a great trip into the past WW11. Little resrtiction where to go and laid out with pictorial references and memorabilia. Seaworthy, and last year went up to the Harbour Festival in Bristol (another great attraction).

Thank irskine
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

This was a real treat all they ask for is a donation to help maintain the boat and to help towards there new boat they have coming to the collection also this gay class boat is the last one in the world if I am...More

1  Thank JKirkland
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