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Welcome back to the waterways!

Welcome back to the waterways!

By Kevin Yarwood, manager of Anglo Welsh’s Great Haywood narrowboat hire base It’s been a long hard winter for everyone, but we are looking forward to welcoming canal boat holiday-makers...
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Escape into the countryside afloat this Spring

Escape into the countryside afloat this Spring

By Emma Lovell, Anglo Welsh’s Reservations Manager Spring and the chance to take a long awaited break, can’t come soon enough this year! Narrowboat holidays offer a fantastic way to...
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Enjoy a family adventure afloat this summer, closer to home

Enjoy a family adventure afloat this summer, closer to home

By Emma Lovell, Anglo Welsh’s Reservations Manager England and Wales are criss-crossed by hundreds of miles of beautiful inland waterways to explore afloat. They take narrowboat holiday-makers through some of...
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Celebrate a special occasion with a day afloat on your local waterway

Celebrate a special occasion with a day afloat on your local waterway

Bookings manager, Emma Lovell, highlights Anglo Welsh’s Top 6 day boat destinations for 2021. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, like Mother’s Day or a birthday, or just looking...
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Top 10 narrowboat holidays for 2021

Top 10 narrowboat holidays for 2021

Britain’s 3,000 mile network of navigable inland waterways provides the perfect destination for a Staycation afloat in 2021. Pottering slowly through the countryside at just four miles per hour, watching...
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Winter cruising through the countryside

Winter cruising through the countryside

We offer winter cruising from six of our narrowboat hire bases*, giving you the chance to cruise gently through the countryside, stopping off to explore canalside villages along the way,...
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An extraordinary narrowboat hire season

An extraordinary narrowboat hire season

From the doldrums of lockdown to the busiest summer on record, Matt Lucas-Stern looks back on the 2020 narrowboat holiday season at Wootton Wawen. “The coronavirus pandemic has bought dramatic changes...
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Plan your 2021 canal boat holiday adventure with our bucket list guide

Plan your 2021 canal boat holiday adventure with our bucket list guide

Canal boat holidays are a wonderful way to explore the countryside and some of Britain’s most exciting historic attractions. With the narrowboat as your mobile floating holiday home, you can...
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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?

More than 55 years providing unique canal boat holidays.
Modern & spacious narrowboat holiday fleet – from 2 to 12 berths.
Wide choice of narrowboat hire locations and canal.
Canal boat holiday routes for novices & experienced boaters.
Flexible holiday booking, no hidden costs.
Family friendly holidays, pets also welcome.

Anglo Welsh. So much more than narrowboats

...but don't just take our word for it

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