Cruising the Llangollen Canal on a canal boat holiday

From Whixall Marina you can cruise to Ellesmere in the heart of the Shropshire Lake District

Our canal boat hire base at Whixall Marina is on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal, deep in the Shropshire countryside.

On a short break from Whixall you can cruise through the Shropshire lakes to Ellesmere.  Or east to the historic market town of Whitchurch.

On a week-long break from Whixall you can continue heading west, crossing into Wales at Chirk and cruising the 11-mile section of the canal designated a World Heritage site.  This includes the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, also known as The Stream in the Sky.

Or continue on from Whitchurch to Nantwich, Market Drayton or Chester.

On a 10 day or two-week holiday from Whixall you can complete the Four Counties Ring.

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