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Take a cruise across the Stream in the Sky this summer

Take a cruise across the Stream in the Sky this summer

This summer enjoy a family day out with a boat trip across the Pontcysyllte Aqeduct Over the summer our ‘Little Star’ trip boat is offering five skippered cruises a day...
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Summer days out boating on the canals

Summer days out boating on the canals

Hire a canal boat for a great day out this summer We offer canal boat day boat hire from six of our bases, from just £99 per day for up...
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Top 6 summer canal boat holiday circuits

Top 6 summer canal boat holiday circuits

Canal circuits and rings take in a wide variety of landscapes and are popular routes for narrowboat holidays Canal boat holiday circuits and cruising rings bring you back to your...
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Top 8 autumn canal boat holidays

Top 8 autumn canal boat holidays

Autumn is a great time to go boating and enjoy the beautiful colours in the trees along our amazing inland waterways Tuition is included as part of our boat hire....
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Experience luxury afloat with our Constellation fleet

Experience luxury afloat with our Constellation fleet

Our Constellation Class narrowboats are among the luxury stars of our boat hire fleet They have full-size showers, a range of flexible and private berths, solid fuel stoves on the...
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Take a boat trip across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Take a boat trip across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Acroos the summer our ‘Little Star’ trip boat will be operating five Pontcysyllte Aqueduct boat trips a day Our Little Star trip boat offers families the chance to enjoy skippered cruises...
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Top 7 holidays for 2025

Top 7 holidays for 2025

Top 7 canal boat and narrowboat holidays in England and Wales for 2025 Our 2025 holidays are now available to book at 2024 prices with an early booking discount* 1....
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Top 7 canal boat holidays for beginners

Top 7 canal boat holidays for beginners

We've got some great short break canal holiday destinations perfect for beginners You don’t need a licence to steer a canal boat and it’s easy for first-timers to learn to...
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Top canal boat holiday wildlife hotspots

Top canal boat holiday wildlife hotspots

Narrowboat holidays are like floating safaris, giving you the chance to spot a wide range of wildlife The nation’s network of inland waterways have become an important place for biodiversity....
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The Bristol Avon

The Bristol Avon

The Bristol Avon links Bristol with the Kennet & Avon Canal at Bath The Bristol Avon is navigable from Bath to Bristol. But this waterway is tidal so it's recommended...
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Hatton Locks

Hatton Locks

Hatton Locks on the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire are one of the longest flight of locks in England The 21 locks on the Grand Union Canal at Hatton are...
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The Rochdale Canal

The Rochdale Canal

The Rochdale Canal takes boaters across the Pennines with spectacular views Stretching for 32 miles with 91 locks along its length, the Rochdale Canal runs from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge...
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The Ashby Canal

The Ashby Canal

The lock-free Ashby Canal takes boaters through beautiful stretches of the Leicestershire and Warwickshire countryside The Ashby Canal is currently navigable for 22 miles from its junction with the Coventry...
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Harecastle Tunnel

Harecastle Tunnel

Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent & Mersey Canal in Staffordshire is one of the longest tunnels on the canal network Harecastle Tunnel is 1.65 miles (2,676 metres) long and it...
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The Burnley Embankment

The Burnley Embankment

The Burnley Embankment on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Lancashire is one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways Also known as the 'Straight Mile', the Burnley Embankment was...
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The Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift in Cheshire, also known as the 'Cathedral of the Canals' and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways Built in 1875, the Anderton Boat...
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The South Pennine Ring

The South Pennine Ring

The South Pennine Ring canal boat holiday circuit criss-crosses the Pennines The route travels 73 miles, passes through 197 locks and takes around two weeks. You'll travel sections of the...
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Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley Five Rise Locks

The Bingley Five Rise Locks on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Bradford are one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways The Bingley Five Rise Locks on the Leeds...
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Father’s Day canal boat cruise

Father’s Day canal boat cruise

Enjoy a relaxing family day out boating on the canals on Father's Day  Cruising along a peaceful canal and stopping off for a pub lunch along the way, is a...
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Spotlight on the canals – the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Spotlight on the canals – the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Cruise through the remains of the Forest of Arden, visit Birmingham and the beautiful Cathedral City of Worcester The  29-mile long Worcester & Birmingham Canal starts in Worcester as an...
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Be Inspired

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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