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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 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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Bunbury

Bunbury

Our canal boat rental base at Bunbury on the Shropshire Union Canal near Tarporley is surrounded by glorious Cheshire countryside. Head north from Bunbury and you can reach the ancient...
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The Shropshire Union Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal

Stunning views of the Cheshire countryside, sleepy villages, historic canalside pubs, atmospheric cuttings and an abundance of wildlife The charminghly rural Shropshire Union Canal stretches from Autherley Junction near Wolverhampton...
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The Four Counties Ring

The Four Counties Ring

The Four Counties Ring offers a memorable canal boat holiday experience, combining scenic beauty, historic interest, and the unique charm of England's canal network. It's a popular choice for boating...
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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 Bunbury

10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Bunbury

The Four Counties Ring (115 miles, 98 locks, 63 hours) This popular circuit takes you on an unforgettable canal boating journey through the counties of Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Cheshire...
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Week long canal boat holidays from Bunbury

Week long canal boat holidays from Bunbury

Norbury Junction and back (58 miles, 58 locks, 31 hours) Cruise through the Cheshire countryside into Staffordshire to Norbury Junction and back, visiting canalside pubs and the historic market town...
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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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10-day and two week breaks on the Llangollen Canal

10-day and two week breaks on the Llangollen Canal

10-day and two-week breaks from Trevor Chester & back (121 miles, 64 locks, 62 hours) Travel across The Stream in the Sky, and cruise through the Shropshire Lake District and...
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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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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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Best narrowboat holiday getaways for couples

Best narrowboat holiday getaways for couples

A canal boat holiday can be a perfect minibreak for a couple wanting a bit of rest and relaxation. Slow life down to a tranquil three miles per hour and...
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Top 8 quirky canal boat holiday destinations

Top 8 quirky canal boat holiday destinations

To celebrate the new cruising season ahead, we’ve listed some of the most interesting, quirky and unusual stories on our waterways: Enjoy the most heart-stopping boat trip in Britain   The...
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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 all sorts of pets on the canals. Canal boat holidays are especially great for dogs, with plenty of towpath...
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Canal boat holidays on the Shropshire Union Canal

Canal boat holidays on the Shropshire Union Canal

On a canal boat holiday on the Shropshire Union Canal you'll experience stunning views of the rolling Cheshire countryside, sleepy villages, deep canal cuttings and the chance to visit Chester...
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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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