Monkton Combe Anglo Welsh - Location - Bases - Bath

Brassknocker Basin, Bath BA2 7JD

Routes: South of England Circuit
Waterways: Kennet and Avon Canal, River Avon, Somerset Coal Canal

Below is a selection of Narrowboat routes that we have hand picked to help you decide which holiday you would like to take. 

Anglo Welsh - Location - Bases - Bath

Re-Opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1990, the Kennet & Avon, Britain’s most southerly canal is also one of our most popular waterways. It will take you through some of the country’s best-loved landscapes from the rolling Wiltshire Downs to lush and leafy West Berkshire.

Brassknocker Basin base is at the end of the Somerset Coal Canal, just a short two-hour cruise from the centre of Bath, it has established itself as a favourite narrowboat holiday start point.

With a fabulous rural setting just on the City’s doorstep, our friendly and knowledgeable base team is ready to help with your holiday and ensure you make the best of both worlds.

En route east, enjoying the fresh air, spotting darting kingfishers, listening to the gentle wash of water against the side of the boat, sipping on a cup of coffee, giving a friendly wave to fellow boaters and forgetting about the rest of the world.

You might like to stop off at Claverton Pumping Station, which was quite a feat of engineering in its time, and there’s also the fascinating ‘American Museum in Britain’, based at Claverton Manor – it’s a unique collection and the only museum of Americana outside the States.


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


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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