The Narrowboat Experience

If narrow boat holidays conjure up an image of genteel and leisurely hours spent gliding seamlessly along lush river banks, accompanied only by the sound of the local birds and wildlife, and a camaraderie more reminiscent of a bygone era, you won’t be disappointed. There is simply no better way to cast off your worries, silence your mobile phone, and enjoy a truly peaceful meander along the many miles of waterways England and Wales has to offer.


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

From novice to veteran in a
few short hours

Ask any narrow boater and we’re sure they’ll admit to a few nerves the first time they were in sole control of their barge. Press them further, and they’ll doubtless recall the thrill of navigating their first lock, mooring alongside their first traditional riverside pub, or traversing their first ‘traffic jam’ - canal boat style. At Anglo Welsh, we’re keen to welcome first-timers to the narrow boating fraternity and make it simple for newbies to operate our boats. Our nationally accredited handover and tuition ensures you’re comfortable and feel totally in control before you set off.



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

Your very own floating hotel

Your canal boat becomes your floating hotel room, giving you the chance to stay where you choose - from vibrant city centres to remote rural backwaters. Most mooring sites are free, so you can choose to stay somewhere different every night! Moor up in the centre of top destinations such as Bath, Birmingham, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Chester; visit significant historic cites including the soaring majesty of the World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct; or enjoy world-class attractions such as Alton Towers, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Thermae Spa in Bath.



 

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

Exercise your freedom to roam

Freedom is the trademark of any good barge holiday. The joy of going where you want, when you want, at a pace of your choosing, cannot be overstated in a world where everything is fast and furiously paced. A break on an Anglo-Welsh canal holiday is a great way to see parts of England and Wales that you wouldn’t experience any other way.



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

Testimonials

Celebrity Traveller 

"As always with these guys, the staff who showed us over the boat were lovely, the boat itself was really comfy and within minutes we were off and cruising."
Stan Cullimore from 80's band "The Housemartins"


"Everything about the boat and the instruction was fantastic; and yes, women are better at driving narrowboats as well as cars!!! See you next year!"
Judith from Surrey

Ways to Book

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