Canal holiday departure points

All our canal boat rental bases offer a variety of routes and destinations.

Your Anglo Welsh base is the start and finish point for your canal holiday. All routes are suitable for novices, except the tidal Bristol Avon.

We offer narrowboat hire from all our locations, and also wide beam boats from Silsden on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Once you have a base in mind, take a look at the route information on the relevant web pages and see how many hours’ cruising is required to reach the destinations.

Bath on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Monkton Combe on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Somerset

Bradford on Avon on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Wiltshire

Bunbury on the Shropshire Union Canal in Cheshire

Great Haywood on the Trent & Mersey Canal in Staffordshire

Oxford on the River Thames in Oxfordshire

Silsden on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in West Yorkshire

Trevor on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales

Whixall on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal in Shropshire

Wootton Wawen on the Stratford Canal in Warwickshire

A range of holiday durations

Cruises can start different days of the week (except Sundays), depending on your chosen route. Holidays range from three-night weekend and four-night mid-week breaks, to a week, 10-days and two weeks, or more – the choice is yours!

Boats should be returned by 9am on the final day of your holiday – or the afternoon before if you’ve made arrangements with the booking team. Please bear this in mind when deciding where you will moor on your last night.

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