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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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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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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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The Four Counties Ring

The Four Counties Ring

The Four Counties Ring offers a memorable canal boat holiday experience, combining scenic beauty, historic interest, and the unique charm of England's canal network. It's a popular choice for boating...
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The Black Country Ring

The Black Country Ring

The Black Country Ring is a popular cruising route along the interconnected canals of the West Midlands, taking boaters through the historic industrial heartland known as the Black Country. The...
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The Avon Ring

The Avon Ring

Boaters travelling round the Avon Ring are treated to a stunning array of landscapes, including rolling countryside, tranquil rivers and quaint villages. The 108-mile long journey goes through 131 locks...
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The Birmingham Mini-Ring

The Birmingham Mini-Ring

With more canals than Venice, exploring the Birmingham area by boat is one of the best ways to experience Britain’s vibrant second city. The Birmingham Mini-Ring takes boaters through industrial...
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The Warwickshire Ring

The Warwickshire Ring

The Warwickshire Ring is a popular canal cruising route in England, known for its picturesque countryside, historic towns and the chance to boat into the centre of the City of...
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The Cheshire Ring

The Cheshire Ring

The Cheshire Ring is a popular canal boat holiday route in England, UK, known for its scenic beauty, historic sites, and charming villages. This epic waterway journey will take you...
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The Droitwich Ring

The Droitwich Ring

The Droitwich Ring offers a delightful canal boat cruising experience, combining history, scenery, and relaxation along the tranquil waterways of the West Midlands. Also known as the Mid-Worcestershire Ring, the...
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Our Pontcysyllte Aqueduct daily boat trips are back

Our Pontcysyllte Aqueduct daily boat trips are back

From Easter Friday 29 March until 31 October 2024, our Little Star trip boat will again offer daily skippered narrowboat trips across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales. Learn about...
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Treat your Mum to a day out boating for Mother’s Day

Treat your Mum to a day out boating for Mother’s Day

A family day out cruising gently through the countryside is the perfect way to treat your Mum this Mother’s Day. We offer day boat hire from a number of our...
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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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