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Top 8 canal boat holidays for beginners

Top 8 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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Top 8 Halloween destinations afloat

Top 8 Halloween destinations afloat

Britain’s canal network was built by hand more than 200 years ago, and the blood, sweat and tears of countless hours’ work, as well as many more grisly incidents, have...
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Enjoy a greener holiday with Anglo Welsh

Enjoy a greener holiday with Anglo Welsh

By Kevin Yarwood, manager of our Great Haywood canal boat rental base We know - through the many comments we get about greener boating and the sales of aquatic-friendly ‘Poddy’...
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Top 9 October Half Term Canal Boat Holidays

Top 9 October Half Term Canal Boat Holidays

Autumn is a great time to visit the waterways and get the whole family out in the fresh air to experience an adventure afloat. You can enjoy seeing the beautiful...
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Anglo Welsh on screen and in print

Anglo Welsh on screen and in print

This week Anglo Welsh’s narrowboat ‘Butterfly’ appeared on BBC One’s popular ‘Antiques Road Trip’, taking presenter Catherine Southon across the awesome Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales....
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Anglo Welsh’s Top 10 Foodie Finds Afloat

Anglo Welsh’s Top 10 Foodie Finds Afloat

Visiting local markets and independent shops to find fresh ingredients for cooking on board can be a fun and inspiring element of a holiday afloat. The 2,000 miles of navigable...
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Top 9 Autumn Canal Boat Holiday Destinations

Top 9 Autumn Canal Boat Holiday Destinations

Autumn is a great time to get afloat and enjoy the beautiful colours in the trees and hedgerows along our amazing inland waterways network. All our boats are equipped with...
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Spotlight on Great Haywood

Spotlight on Great Haywood

Canal Boat Hire on Trent & Mersey and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canals Near Stafford Anglo Welsh’s canal boat hire base at Great Haywood, on the junction of the Trent &...
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Celebrate National Parks Week Afloat (22 – 29 July)

Celebrate National Parks Week Afloat (22 – 29 July)

Canal boat holidays offer the chance to explore some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside, including several of our wonderful National Parks. Cruising gently along at just four miles per hour is...
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Top 5 Celebration Destinations Afloat

Top 5 Celebration Destinations Afloat

Britain’s beautiful canal network passes through some of our most exciting towns and cities, where waterfronts have been transformed into vibrant destinations, with shops, bars, restaurants and top attractions. Our narrowboats...
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Spotlight on Tardebigge

Spotlight on Tardebigge

Worcester & Birmingham Narrow Boat Holidays Anglo Welsh’s canal boat hire base at Tardebigge on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal near Bromsgrove offers narrowboat holiday-makers the chance to explore some...
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Life after a stroke. Friends enjoy an Anglo Welsh canal boat trip

Life after a stroke. Friends enjoy an Anglo Welsh canal boat trip

2 Hour Narrow Boat Trip from the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to Alvechurch Fourteen stroke survivors from Bromsgrove, together with their families and carers, enjoyed a two-hour boat trip aboard...
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Top 10 tips for reducing plastic waste afloat

Top 10 tips for reducing plastic waste afloat

The recent Blue Planet II series highlighted the alarming amount of plastic found in our oceans and consequently in the animals that live there. Sadly our inland waterways are also affected...
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Top 8 luxury canal boats for hire in 2018

Top 8 luxury canal boats for hire in 2018

Today’s canal boats are fully equipped with all the essential mod cons - central heating, hot water, TV, fully-equipped kitchens, showers and flushing toilets. To create ever higher standards of...
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Top 9 Family Canal Boat Breaks

Top 9 Family Canal Boat Breaks

Canal boat holidays are great for families – bringing everyone together for an adventure afloat – soaking up the scenery, learning how to steer the boat and work the locks,...
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Wonderful Wootton Wawen – the place to go for peaceful cruises, high culture and very long tunnels!

Wonderful Wootton Wawen – the place to go for peaceful cruises, high culture and very long tunnels!

Popular Canal Boat Hire Destination Wootton Wawen in the West Midlands Anglo Welsh’s Wootton Wawen base at Henley-in-Arden in the West Midlands is one of the UK’s most popular locations...
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Come Along to One of Our Open Days

Come Along to One of Our Open Days

On Sunday 15 April 2018 we’re offering free canal boat holiday taster sessions at five of our canal boat hire bases, giving visitors the chance to find out more about...
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Celebrate National Pet Month With a Canal Boat Holiday

Celebrate National Pet Month With a Canal Boat Holiday

To celebrate National Pet Month, here at Anglo Welsh canal boat holidays we are waiving our second pet price of £35 on holidays booked from today to depart throughout April....
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Top 5 reasons to visit Stratford this Easter

Top 5 reasons to visit Stratford this Easter

From our canal boat hire base at Wootton Wawen on the Stratford Canal, it’s a delightful six-hour, 17-lock cruise journey through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside to overnight moorings at Bancroft...
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Top 10 Easter Canal Boat Breaks

Top 10 Easter Canal Boat Breaks

This Easter, narrowboat holidays offer the chance to explore the Great British countryside as it bursts into life with new leaves, daffodils, bluebells, spring lambs and nesting birds. Set sail aboard...
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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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