Welcome to Anglo Welsh

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.

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Locations

Choosing the starting base for your narrowboat holiday depends on where you want to go and what you want to do. We have 11 bases in prime locations across the inland waterways of England and Wales, so there’s an Anglo Welsh experience for everyone. Our routes cover a lot of waterways and are chosen to give you access to some of the most stunning countryside, vibrant towns and cities, parks, historical stately homes, and places of cultural interest along the way.

What We Offer

At Anglo Welsh we offer more than just Narrow Boats. We have a lovely house to rent called The Dock House, a 150 year old cottage situated at Trevor Wharf. We also have our deals of the day, discount for the Armed Forces and a Loyalty Scheme. See below for more information.

 

Family Canal Boat Holiday
Anglo Welsh - Day Boat Hire

Day Boat Hire

Our day boats offer a great way to try canal boating and to get the hang of steering, mooring up and working the locks.

All are equipped with the facilities you need for a day afloat, including a fridge and a toilet. Just bring your friends and family, food and drink and after some expert tuition you’re away!

Day Boat Hire
Anglo Welsh - Offers of the day

Bargains  of the day

Everyday we have a selection of 20 last minute offers available for you to hire a selection of our glorious boats!

Call 0117 3041122 to speak to a member of the bookings team!

Offers of the day
Anglo Welsh- We offer discount for the Armed Forces

Armed Forces

15% off with Armed Forces Discount. Our commitment... as a member of the Armed Forces, you can benefit from 15% off any Anglo Welsh Holiday.

Call 0117 3041122 to speak to a member of the bookings team!

Armed Forces

Canal Holiday Inspiration

Not sure what type of holiday is for you? Have a look through our Holiday Inspiration to help make a decision. We offer a range of different types of holidays such as City Breaks, Relaxation Cruises, Tours and Cottage Stays.

 

Anglo Welsh News

And the winner is … ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ wins Anglo Welsh’s Canal Adventures 2017 Photo Challenge

And the winner is … ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ wins Anglo Welsh’s Canal Adventures 2017 Photo Challenge

Most people would agree that the picturesque waterways of England and Wales are just one big Instagram shoot...

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Spotlight on the Canals – the Macclesfield Canal

Spotlight on the Canals – the Macclesfield Canal

Spectacular Pennine views, ‘snake’ bridges, impressive stone aqueducts, striking rock formations,...

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Top 10 gardens to visit afloat

Top 10 gardens to visit afloat

Gardens are great places to visit on a canal boat holiday, offering beautiful vistas, cafes serving dishes...

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It has been a glorious Summer on the canals and Autumn 2017 promises even more narrowboat highlights

It has been a glorious Summer on the canals and Autumn 2017 promises even more narrowboat highlights

It is hard to beat languid summer days drifting along canals on a narrowboat, but as autumn leaves start to...

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Top 10 National Trust properties to visit afloat

Top 10 National Trust properties to visit afloat

With historic houses, classy cafes and stunning gardens, National Trust properties are great places to stop-off...

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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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