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Booking now! Anglo Welsh’s brand-new ‘Heritage’ class narrowboats

With a four-decade track record laying on memorable canal holidays, Anglo Welsh’s expert team definitely know a thing or two about narrowboats. And when it came to commissioning the latest bespoke addition to our 160-strong fleet, we put all that experience to very practical use.

Our top-of-the-range ‘Constellation’ Class was launched in 2016 to rave reviews and positive feedback from narrowboat experts and holidaymakers alike. Now 2017 brings the launch of the stunning ‘Heritage’ class, and as the name suggests, this latest chapter in the Anglo Welsh story takes inspiration from a bygone era.

The ‘Heritage’ design marries a vintage feel to outstanding modern facilities. Traditional livery; portholes; side doors; warm wooden interior with lots of brass fittings and a solid fuel fire. Modern engineering; central heating; two full size shower rooms; spacious beds with sprung mattresses; fully fitted galley; TV, DVD and wi-fi - the ‘Heritage’ class really does provide the best of both worlds.

In partnership with our sponsor ‘Panda Sanctuaries’ we will be developing the fleet across all eleven Anglo Welsh bases. The first ‘Heritage’ offering is a spacious 4-berth named ‘Lily’ and she will be cruising from our famous base at Trevor on the Llangollen Canal.

“We are all privileged and excited to be welcoming this new class of boat here,” says Oliver from Anglo Welsh’s Trevor team. “Having the Heritage boat ‘Lily’ at our World Heritage sight couldn’t be a more perfect fit! Customers have already spoken to us about it, and she is proving to be very popular already, so we know she’s going to be a big hit!”

As another nod to the narrowboats of old, the ‘Cratch Cover’ sits above the deck on the bow and offers added protection when the weather takes an inclement turn. When the weather allows, the canopy sides can be taken back, opening up the bow to make the most of the fresh air!

Below deck, the Belfast sink was originally known as a ‘Butler Belfast’ as butlers used them in their pantries for preparing food and washing up after their aristocratic masters had wined and dined. Its neat and robust design is ideal for a narrowboat galley.

Side opening doors and traditional livery are the strongest element of the ‘Heritage’s’ retro feel. Brass portholes and air vents sit cleanly within the traditional colour scheme of black and grey, brightened by the red and ivory coach lines and the delightfully ornate nameplate.

Tempted? What could be better than soaking up the history and tradition of the UK’s canals with your own little slice of ‘Heritage’?

Anglo Welsh’s ‘Heritage’ class will be very popular! To book one of these handsome narrowboats, contact our friendly Booking Team on 0117 304 1122.

For more information on the ‘Heritage’ Class, check out our full colour 2018 Brochure.