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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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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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Great Haywood

Great Haywood

Our boat hire base at Great Haywood near Stafford offers a great choice of routes and destinations Great Haywood is next to the crossroads of two canals - the Trent...
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The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Boating on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal offers a peaceful and scenic journey through the heart of England's Midlands region The historic canal winds its way through idyllic countryside, passing...
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The Trent & Mersey Canal

The Trent & Mersey Canal

Cruise through the Potteries and Cheshire countryside on a boating holiday on the Trent & Mersey Canal The 90-mile long Trent & Mersey Canal, begins close to the River Mersey...
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The Caldon Canal

The Caldon Canal

Explore the Potteries, remote moorlands, tranquil water meadows and dense woodlands on a holiday on the Caldon Canal The peaceful Caldon Canal is often described as ‘one of the finest...
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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 Black Country Ring

The Black Country Ring

The Black Country Ring is a popular canal cruising route along the interconnected canals of the West Midlands and historic industrial heartland The route, also known as the Staffordshire Ring,...
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10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

You can complete the Black Country Ring or the Four Counties Ring on a longer break from our Great Haywood base near Stafford The Black Country Ring (75 miles, 79...
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Week long canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

Week long canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

Sitting at the cross roads of two popular canals there's a great choice of 7-night breaks from Great Haywood Etruria and back (38 miles, 36 locks, 21.5 hours) Cruise north...
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Short breaks from Great Haywood in Staffordshire

Short breaks from Great Haywood in Staffordshire

You can cruise through the Staffordshire countryside to Fradley, Stone, Alrewas or Gailey on a short break from Great Haywood Weekend/3-night breaks from Great Haywood on the Trent & Mersey...
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Canal boat holidays on the Trent & Mersey Canal

Canal boat holidays on the Trent & Mersey Canal

Experience stunning views, mighty canal structures, the charming Potteries and mile-upon-mile of peaceful countryside The 90-mile long Trent & Mersey Canal, begins close to the River Mersey near Runcorn and...
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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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