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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 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 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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Best August bank holiday boating breaks

Best August bank holiday boating breaks

The August bank holiday weekend is a great time to take to the water for a boating break Canals and rivers take narrowboat holiday-makers through some of Britain’s best-loved countryside,...
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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 8 May bank holiday destinations

Top 8 May bank holiday destinations

Canal boat holidays are great for families, watching out for wildlife and exploring exciting waterside destinations. Here's a guide to our top 8 May bank holiday family destinations – all...
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Easy recipes to cook on a canal boat holiday

Easy recipes to cook on a canal boat holiday

Our modern narrowboats are like floating holiday cottages with well equipped kitchens so you can prepare tasty meals on board In our galley kitchens, you’ll find a sink with hot...
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Best narrowboat holiday getaways for couples

Best narrowboat holiday getaways for couples

A boating break on Britain's beautiful inland waterways can be a perfect minibreak for couples wanting to experience life in the slow lane Slow life down to a tranquil three...
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Top 8 quirky canal boat holiday destinations

Top 8 quirky canal boat holiday destinations

With a 250-year old history, Britain's canals and rivers have some fascinating destinations and stories to tell To celebrate the new cruising season ahead, we’ve listed some of the most...
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Top 9 canal boat holiday staycations

Top 9 canal boat holiday staycations

Britain’s beautiful canal network provides the perfect destination for a boating staycation experience Whether it’s the appeal of pottering slowly through the countryside, watching out for wildlife and stopping off...
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Best pet friendly canal boat holidays

Best pet friendly canal boat holidays

Narrowboats provide a floating holiday home so it’s possible to take many types of pets on the canals Canal boat holidays are especially great for dogs, with plenty of towpath...
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Historic sites to visit on your canal boat holiday

Historic sites to visit on your canal boat holiday

There's a great choice of stately homes and historic sites to visit on a narrowboat holiday in England and Wales One of the joys of a canal boat holiday is...
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Best February half term canal boat holiday destinations

Best February half term canal boat holiday destinations

There's a great choice of exciting family destinations to visit on a half term boating breaks on the canals All our boats have central heating, and some also have multi-fuel...
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Best spring canal boat holidays

Best spring canal boat holidays

Experience a spring break on Britain's beautiful canal network and see the countryside bursting with new life Spring is a glorious time to celebrate the rich and diverse wildlife living...
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Best canal boat holidays for beginners

Best canal boat holidays for beginners

Every year more people experience the delights of holidaying on Britain’s beautiful inland waterways network You don’t have to be an expert and you don’t need a licence to steer...
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Tips for canal boat holiday beginners

Tips for canal boat holiday beginners

We've gathered some helpful tips for those embarking on their first canal boating break You don’t need to be an expert to hire a canal boat and each year around...
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Christmas canal boat holidays

Christmas canal boat holidays

Kevin Yarwood, Anglo Welsh's canal boat hire base manager at Great Haywood in Staffordshire, describes the winter wildlife he sees on the canals and Christmas canal boat holiday options.  Here at...
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Top 8 gardens to visit on a canal boat holiday

Top 8 gardens to visit on a canal boat holiday

Gardens are great places to visit on a canal boat holiday, offering beautiful vistas, cafes serving dishes made with produce grown on site, and places for quiet contemplation and inspiration....
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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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