Departure points

Choosing the starting base for your narrowboat holiday depends on where you want to go and what you want to do. We have 11 bases in prime locations across the inland waterways of England and Wales, so there’s an Anglo Welsh experience for everyone.

Our routes cover a lot of waterways and are chosen to give you access to some of the most stunning countryside, vibrant towns and cities, parks, historical stately homes, and places of cultural interest along the way.

Our list of longer cruising circuits and rings should offer plenty of inspiration. But if you’re not sure of the area, have still got questions or need advice, chat with our friendly booking team on 0117 3041122.

For a closer look at any of our narrowboat bases around the UK, you can use the links below to find out more information about each base, including route options, addresses, galleries and more. Each base page also gives you reference numbers for the respective Pearson (P) or Nicholson (N) guide this base appears in.

Below is a general map, showing the main canals and our base locations in the UK. Lots more information can be found when you click on the individual bases above.

Bases map

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