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Top canal boat holiday wildlife hotspots

Top canal boat holiday wildlife hotspots

The nation’s network of inland waterways have become an important place for biodiversity. Canal boat holidays are like floating safaris, giving you the chance to spot a wide range of...
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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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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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Top 7 canal boat holidays for beginners

Top 7 canal boat holidays for beginners

Every year more people take the plunge and set sail on an adventure afloat on Britain’s beautiful inland waterways network. You don’t need a licence to steer a canal boat...
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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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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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We’re celebrating the Bingley 250 with a Silsden offer

We’re celebrating the Bingley 250 with a Silsden offer

To celebrate the Bingley Five Rise Locks 250th anniversary, we’re offering 15% off 2024 canal boat holidays from Silsden, booked by 23 April 2024. Step aboard one of our widebeam...
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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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10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

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

The Black Country Ring (75 miles, 79 locks, 42.5 hours) This circuit cruises sections of the Birmingham & Fazeley, Birmingham Main Line, Coventry, Staffordshire & Worcestershire and Trent & Mersey...
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Week long canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

Week long canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

Etruria and back (38 miles, 36 locks, 21.5 hours) Cruise north from Great Haywood up the Trent & Mersey Canal through the Staffordshire countryside and wooded Trent Valley.  You’ll pass...
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Week long breaks on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Week long breaks on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Barnoldswick and back (38 miles, 30 locks, 22 hours) Travelling in the direction of Liverpool along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal from Silsden, you’ll first pass canalside warehouses, enjoying views...
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10-day and two week breaks from Wootton Wawen

10-day and two week breaks from Wootton Wawen

The Warwickshire Ring (128 locks, 59 hours) This circuit offers a great mix of rural and urban stretches.  It travels sections of the Grand Union, Oxford, Coventry and Birmingham &...
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Week long breaks from Wootton Wawen

Week long breaks from Wootton Wawen

The Birmingham Mini Ring (48 miles, 84 locks, 33 hours) With more canals than Venice, exploring the Birmingham area by boat is one of the best ways to experience Britain’s...
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Week long breaks on the Llangollen Canal

Week long breaks on the Llangollen Canal

The beautiful 41-mile long Llangollen Canal crosses the border between England and Wales, and links the Eisteddfod town of Llangollen in Denbighshire with the Shropshire Union Canal, just north of...
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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 hot water, central heating, showers, flushing toilets, comfortable beds and fully equipped kitchens. In our galley kitchens, you’ll find a sink...
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Week long breaks on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Week long breaks on the Kennet & Avon Canal

One of our best-loved canals, the 87-mile long Kennet & Avon Canal links the Bristol Avon with the Thames at Reading, passing through spectacular landscapes and the World Heritage City...
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Short breaks on the River Thames & Oxford Canal

Short breaks on the River Thames & Oxford Canal

From the majesty of the River Thames and its beautiful valley dotted with historic market towns, to the peaceful meandering of the Oxford Canal, our Oxford boat yard offers the...
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Short breaks on the Shropshire Union Canal

Short breaks on the Shropshire Union Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal stretches 77 miles from Autherley Junction near Wolverhampton in the South, to Ellesmere Port in the North.  Cruising ‘the Shroppie’ gives you stunning views of the...
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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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