Canal boat holidays on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Monkton Combe

Brassknocker Basin, Bath BA2 7JD

Experience a canal boat holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal

This historic waterway will take you through some of the country’s best-loved landscapes, from the rolling Wiltshire Downs to leafy West Berkshire.

From our Monkton Combe base at Brassknocker Basin it takes just two hours to cruise to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath.

Enjoy the fresh air, spotting darting kingfishers and listening to the gentle wash of water against the side of the boat.

You can to stop off at Claverton Pumping Station, a feat of engineering in its time. Or the fascinating ‘American Museum in Britain’, based at Claverton Manor.

Or head east to the historic market town of Bradford on Avon and the Caen Hill flight of locks at Devizes.

On longer breaks you can travel on through the beautiful Vale of Pewsey to the Savernake Forest and beyond.

For more information about our canal boat holiday destinations on the Kennet & Avon Canal click here

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.

Monkton Combe

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.

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