Bradford on Avon - Wiltshire

Hire a boat for the day from Bradford on Avon for a peaceful cruise along the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Our four day boats at Bradford on Avon can carry up to 10 people each. They are equipped with a gas hob, fridge or electric cool box, and toilet. There’s indoor and outdoor seating.

Route options

You can either head west through the beautiful wooded Avon Valley to Brassknocker Basin, passing over the magnificent Bath stone aqueducts at Avoncliff and Dundas along the way.  You can stop off at the canalside Cross Guns pub next to Avoncliff Aqueduct or the Angelfish Restaurant at Brassknocker Basin.  The journey from our Bradford on Avon day boat hire centre to Brassknocker Basin and back travels nine miles and takes around four hours.  There’s just one lock to pass through each way.

Or you can head east through the Wiltshire countryside to Semington, passing the canalside King’s Arms at Hilperton along the way.  The journey to Semington and back covers 11 miles and takes around four hours.


Weekday prices are £185, while at weekends and bank holidays it’s £199 per day. Day boat hire times are from 9am to 4pm.

To book a day boat from Bradford on Avon, call our bookings team on 0117 304 1122.


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We offer a range of different types of holidays such as City Breaks, Relaxation Cruises and Popular Destinations

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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.
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