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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 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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Top 6 Easter family canal boat holidays

Top 6 Easter family canal boat holidays

Take to the water this Easter to enjoy a family boating adventure You can cruise slowly through the spring countryside aboard your own floating holiday home and stop off at...
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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

There's so much wildlife to see when you are boating along Britain's beautiful inland waterways Our beautiful network of inland waterways were once the transport arteries of the Industrial Revolution,...
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Bunbury

Bunbury

You can cruise through the Cheshire countryside to Chester on a short break from Bunbury Our canal boat rental base at Bunbury on the Shropshire Union Canal near Tarporley is...
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The Shropshire Union Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal

Cruise through the English countryside, stopping off at sleepy villages with charming pubs on a boating holiday on the Shropshire Union Canal The charminghly rural Shropshire Union Canal stretches from...
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The Four Counties Ring

The Four Counties Ring

The Four Counties circuit offers a memorable canal boat holiday experience, combining scenic beauty and historic interest It's a popular choice for boating enthusiasts looking to explore the tranquil waterways...
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The Cheshire Ring

The Cheshire Ring

The Cheshire Ring canal circuit takes you through the Cheshire countryside, to the heart of Manchester and into the Peak District It's one of the most popular canal boat holiday...
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10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Bunbury

10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Bunbury

You can cruise the Four Counties or the Cheshire Ring from our base at Bunbury in Cheshire The Four Counties Ring (115 miles, 98 locks, 63 hours) This popular circuit...
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Week-long canal boat holidays from Bunbury

Week-long canal boat holidays from Bunbury

Cruise through the beautiful Cheshire and Shropshire countryside from our narrowboat hire base at Bunbury Norbury Junction and back (58 miles, 58 locks, 31 hours) Travel slowly through the countryside...
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Short breaks on the Shropshire Union Canal

Short breaks on the Shropshire Union Canal

On a short break boating holiday from Bunbury you can cruise to Chester, Anderton Boat Lift, Ellesmere Port, Whitchurch or Market Drayton The Shropshire Union Canal stretches 77 miles from...
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Boating holidays on the Shropshire Union Canal

Boating holidays on the Shropshire Union Canal

Experience stunning views of the rolling Cheshire countryside, sleepy villages, deep canal cuttings and the chance to visit Chester afloat. Stretching from Autherley Junction near Wolverhampton in the South, to...
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A short break on the Shropshire Union Canal

A short break on the Shropshire Union Canal

We spoke to Stan Cullimore about his latest Anglo Welsh narrowboat holiday Where did you go this time Stan? We set off from Bunbury on the Shropshire Union Canal in...
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National Geographic’s ‘Journey of a Lifetime’

National Geographic’s ‘Journey of a Lifetime’

Is there any better way to discover the natural beauty of England and Wales than drifting along a picturesque canal on a narrowboat? Well, if you’re one of those savvy...
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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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