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Tardebigge Wharf, Old Wharf, Bromsgrove, Worcester, B60 1LR

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The Avon and Shakespeare country – The beauty of the West Midlands. Tardebigge is as popular as it is because it caters for the novice and the experienced canal boater.

Our Tardebigge base enjoys an idyllic setting in rural Worcestershire, the perfect start to a leisurely cruise around stunning Shakespeare Country, with its unique blend of lush, wild countryside and cultivated rural landscape.

Ideal for first-timers and seasoned boaters alike, you can relax and enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the “Heart of England”. Take your time on gentle ‘there-and-back’ cruises to Stratford upon Avon, Warwick or Worcester. Or try the Stourport Ring – fantastic mix of all things boating – locks, tunnels, canals and even a short river section; from the historic Gas Street Basin in Birmingham to idyllic spots in the middle of nowhere! With some great attractions to stop off and see along the way.

There are short breaks to suit all tastes. Moor in the heart of the ‘City of Canals’ (no, not Venice, that would be a stretch even for a two-week cruise) but Birmingham – vibrant, cosmopolitan, family friendly, buzzing with great shops, restaurants, theatre, arts and music…..Or are you looking to escape city life. Head for Lapworth on The Stratford Canal; a gorgeous rural cruise with plenty of pubs serving great food, giving you a welcome break from the galley.

Whatever length of break you have time for, be assured Tardebigge has some great options, and where better to start your cruise than ‘The Heart of England’.

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

Routes: Avon Ring, Warwickshire Ring, Black Country Ring, Stourport Ring
Waterways: Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Staffordshire and Worcester Canal, Grand Union Canal, North Stratford Canal, Stourbridge Canal, Dudley Canals, River Severn, Black Country Navigations, Newly Restored Droitwich Canal

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


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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