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Top canal boat holiday wildlife hotspots

Top canal boat holiday wildlife hotspots

The nation’s network of inland waterways have become an important place for biodiversity. Canal boat holidays are like floating safaris, giving you the chance to spot a wide range of...
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Week long breaks from Bradford on Avon

Week long breaks from Bradford on Avon

Pewsey and back (72 locks, 34 hours) From Bradford on Avon Marina, head east along the Kennet & Avon Canal.  The journey takes you through Semington and Seend, with its...
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Short breaks from Bradford on Avon

Short breaks from Bradford on Avon

Weekend/3-night breaks from Bradford on Avon Foxhanger Wharf and back (14 locks, 15 hours) From our new base at Bradford on Avon, cruise east along the Kennet & Avon Canal...
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10-day/2-week breaks from Bradford on Avon

10-day/2-week breaks from Bradford on Avon

From our new canal boat hire base at Bradford on Avon on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Wiltshire, there's a choice of 10-day and 2-week breaks. Great Bedwyn and...
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We’re now offering holidays from Bradford on Avon

We’re now offering holidays from Bradford on Avon

We’re delighted to announce we’ve bought Sally Narrowboats, so we’re now offering canal boat hire on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Bradford on Avon. The 87-mile long Kennet &...
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Summer days out boating on the canals

Summer days out boating on the canals

If you are looking for a great day out this Summer, why not hire a canal boat for the day. You can cruise gently through the countryside with family and...
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Best August bank holiday boating breaks

Best August bank holiday boating breaks

Canals and rivers take narrowboat holiday-makers through some of Britain’s best-loved countryside, and into the heart of some our most famous waterside towns and cities. Canal boat holidays are great...
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Top 6 Easter family canal boat holidays

Top 6 Easter family canal boat holidays

Take to the water this Easter, and travel slowly through the beautiful spring countryside to enjoy a family adventure afloat. You can cruise gently along aboard your own floating holiday...
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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct boat trips

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct boat trips

Until 31 October 2024, our ‘Little Star’ trip boat will be operating daily skippered cruises across the UNESCO World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Little Star's 45-minute return trips take passengers across...
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Top 7 canal boat holidays for beginners

Top 7 canal boat holidays for beginners

Every year more people take the plunge and set sail on an adventure afloat on Britain’s beautiful inland waterways network. You don’t need a licence to steer a canal boat...
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Best spring days out canal boating

Best spring days out canal boating

If you're looking for a great day out this spring, why not hire a canal boat for the day and enjoy cruising through the countryside. You can enjoy seeing the...
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Top 10 wildlife destinations to enjoy on a canal boat holiday

Top 10 wildlife destinations to enjoy on a canal boat holiday

Our beautiful network of inland waterways were once the transport arteries of the Industrial Revolution, but today they have become important green corridors for wildlife. When enjoying your canal boat...
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What to pack for your narrowboat holiday

What to pack for your narrowboat holiday

Our canal boats are like floating holiday cottages, so you’ll find many of the comforts of home waiting for you on board. This includes a galley kitchen equipped with cutlery,...
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Top 8 May bank holiday destinations

Top 8 May bank holiday destinations

Canal boat holidays are great for families, offering the chance to experience life afloat exploring Britain’s beautiful canal network. Along the way, you can watch out for wildlife and stop...
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Top 6 summer canal boat holiday circuits

Top 6 summer canal boat holiday circuits

Cruising rings are great because they take in a wide variety of landscapes, and bring you back to your narrowboat hire base without having to travel the same way twice....
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Wootton Wawen

Wootton Wawen

You can explore Shakespeare country from our narrowboat rental base at Wootton Wawen on the Stratford Canal in Warwickshire. Head south from Wootton Wawen and you’ll soon cross the 145-metre...
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Whixall

Whixall

Our canal boat hire base at Whixall Marina is on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal, deep in the Shropshire countryside. On a short break from Whixall you can...
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Trevor

Trevor

Our narrowboat rental base on the Llangollen Canal at Trevor in North Wales is right next to the UNESCO World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. On a short break from Trevor you...
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Silsden

Silsden

Tucked away in the Yorkshire Dales, our canal boat hire base at Silsden is on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in West Yorkshire. We offer widebeam boat hire as well...
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Oxford

Oxford

Our Oxford canal boat hire base is at Eynsham on the River Thames in Oxfordshire. On a short break from there you can meander west along the River Thames to...
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We offer a range of different types of holidays such as City Breaks, Relaxation Cruises and Popular Destinations

City Breaks
Rural retreats
Popular places

So why choose Anglo Welsh?

Over 55 years providing unique canal boat holidays in England and Wales.
Modern and spacious narrowboat and wide beam barge hire – from 2 to 12 berths.
Wide choice of narrowboat hire locations and canal boat holiday destinations.
Canal boat holiday routes for novices & experienced boaters.
Flexible holiday booking, no hidden costs.
Family friendly and pet friendly holidays.
Great days out on the water.
Luxury canal boat hire and Thames boating holidays.

Anglo Welsh. So much more than narrowboats

...but don't just take our word for it

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