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Sydney Wharf. Bathwick Hill, Bath, BA2 4EL

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The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years.

From Bristol in the west, to Reading in the east, this stretch of water will stretch your imagination and highlight the diverse range of exciting and unique experiences an Anglo Welsh narrowboat holiday has to offer – from simple weekend cruises to wonderful weeks and fabulous fortnights, we’re as flexible as you are!

Harbour, wharf, aqueduct, tunnel and lock – you can encounter all of them en route on a short break, weekly cruise or longer excursion. Head west from our base and in just 5 minutes you’ll reach the Visitor Moorings in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath. If that’s a bit soon for you to be stopping, then the natural hot springs and Thermae Spa, stunning architecture, great shopping, iconic attractions and bustling waterfront restaurants will still be there on the way back!

Head further towards the setting sun along the River Avon to Bristol. ‘Jump ship’ with your crew and visit Brunel’s masterpiece, the SS Great Britain, or explore Bristol Zoo, the galleries, museums and parks and the mangroves, rockpools and exotic waters of the new Blue Reef Aquarium at the Harbourside.

With a variety of experiences on this beautiful stretch of canal it’s also worth noting that the canal between Bath and Bristol will need the steady hand of the more experienced canal crew.

For further information please consult the Pearson (P) or Nicholson (N) Guides indicated above and found here.

Routes: South of England Circuit
Waterways: Kennet and Avon Canal, River Avon, Somerset Coal Canal

Below is a selection of Narrowboat routes that we have hand picked to help you decide which holiday you would like to take.

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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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