Top places to visit

The awesome Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Oxford's dreaming spires. Bath's Georgian Terraces. A canal boat holiday can take you to some of Britain's most beautiful cities and incredible World Heritage sites and afford you unprecedented access to otherwise unreachable views.

A few our most popular routes include:

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Oxford

Oxford - home of the 'dreaming spires'

  • A three hour, four lock cruise from our Eynsham base.

The beautiful city of Oxford is just three hours from our Oxford base at Eynsham on the River Thames. Your canal boat provides the perfect base from which to enjoy a short break exploring all the City has to offer. Climb the 14th century Carfax Tower to view Oxford's 'dreaming spires'; see the witch in a bottle at the Pitt Rivers Museum; visit the remains of the Dodo at the University Museum of Natural History; discover the real Harry Potter Hogwarts Hall at Christ Church College, and stock-up on goodies in the Covered Market. And if that all sounds just a little too energetic, you could moor up to enjoy lunch at The Trout at Wolvercote - a favourite Inspector Morse pub.

 


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Warwick

Medieval myth, magic and adventure

  • A seven hour, 12 lock journey from our bases at Stockton on the Grand Union Canal.
  • Warwick is also reachable on a week's break from our Wootton Wawen and Tardebigge bases.

Said to be host to Britain's greatest medieval experience, Warwick, with its famous castle nestled in rolling landscaped gardens and a history dating back over 1000 years, is a fascinating place to visit. The historic market town itself is home to fine mediaeval timber-framed buildings, the beautiful Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick Racecourse, plus a variety of museums, shops, cafés, restaurants, parks and gardens.


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Birmingham

Bright lights big city

  • A five hour, lock-free cruise our Tardebigge base.
  • Birmingham is also reachable on a week's holiday from our bases at Wootton Wawen and Stockton.

Ideal for beginners, Birmingham makes a great short break destination. With more canals than Venice, a canal boat is the perfect way to explore this exciting city.  Central moorings are available in Gas Street Basin, right next to Brindley Place. This gives you easy access to top attractions including The Mailbox and Bullring shopping centres, the Sea Life Centre, Science Museum, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Jewellery Quarter, Ikon Gallery and Balti Triangle. And, if you're craving a chocolate fix, you could stop off at the delicious canal-side Cadbury World on your way home!

 


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Chester

Two thousand years of history

  • A seven-hour, nine lock journey from our base at Bunbury on the Shropshire Union Canal.
  • Chester can also be reached on a week's cruise from Trevor.

The historic City of Chester, famous for its Roman foundations and medieval architecture and city walls, is a popular short-break destination. Offering a vibrant market hall, an award winning zoo, busy racecourse, trendy bars, shopping malls and a huge variety of restaurants, moorings are conveniently located in the city centre moorings.


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Foxton Locks and the Leicestershire countryside

Bright lights big city

  • The famous staircase of 10 locks at Foxton is just five hours from the boat yard.
  • Foxton can also be reached on a week's holiday from Stockton.

Our base at North Kilworth on the rural lock-free summit of the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal offers the chance to explore mile upon mile of unspoilt Leicestershire countryside. Foxton is just five hours from the boat yard, and Market Harborough, with its wealth of antique shops, is a further two hours' cruise.

 


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Bath

A World Heritage City

  • An eight hour, seven lock  journey from the picturesque Cotswold town of Bradford on Avon.
  • Two hours and six locks from our base at Syndey Wharf.
  • The stunning Caen Hill Flight of locks on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Devizes is also a popular destination from our Bath base.

Bath makes a fantastic short break destination from both our Bradford on Avon and City of Bath bases.  The centre of this beautiful Georgian city is famous for its natural hot springs and Thermae Spa, stunning architecture, great shopping, bustling waterfront restaurants and Jane Austin Museum.


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Stratford-Upon-Avon

Home of the Bard

  • Our base at Wootton Wawen is a six-hour, 17 lock journey along the pretty Stratford Canal from Stratford upon Avon.
  • You can also reach Stratford-Upon-Avon on a week's holiday from Tardebigge.

Moor on the River Avon close to the famous Swan Theatre with easy access to the town's museums, shops, markets and restaurants. Explore Stratford-Upon-Avon's quaint side streets with many buildings still surviving that would have been familiar to Shakespeare. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace and the romantic Anne Hathaway's Cottage.

 


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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

World Heritage Stream in the Sky

  • The awesome World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the Llangollen Canal 38 metres (126ft) high above the River Dee, is right next to our base at Trevor in North Wales.
  • The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is also reachable on a week's holiday from our Bunbury base.

You may be travelling at just four miles an hour, but with not even a hand rail on the south side of the aqueduct to obscure your views of the breath-taking Dee Valley below, you will literally feel like you are floating above the earth!  A short break from Trevor could take you across the aqueduct to the pretty mountainside town of Llangollen, famous for its Eisteddfod festival.



Anglo Welsh, Canal boating holidays, Bristol, Bath, Bunbury, Stockton, Oxford




Anglo Welsh, Canal boating holidays, Bristol, Bath, Bunbury, Stockton, Oxford



 

Anglo Welsh, Canal boating holidays, Bristol, Bath, Bunbury, Stockton, Oxford



Why Anglo Welsh?

40 years providing unique holidays
Modern & spacious fleet – from 2 to 12 berths
Wide choice of locations and routes
For novices & experienced boaters
Flexible booking, no hidden costs
Family friendly, pets welcome

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