Narrow Boat Holidays in the UK

Narrow Boat Holidays in the UK

With a city that has more canals than Venice and waterways traversing exquisite rural scenery a narrow boat holiday in the United Kingdom is a unique way of seeing the country. Here are some of the best places to go:

Stratford –Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds

Renowned for Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon is also known for its position on the Canal network. Try the Avon Ring which leads from Worcester to industrial Birmingham where there are more canals than Venice and several interesting museums, to picturesque countryside. Meander past villages and country pubs to Warwick before arriving in Stratford. From here the South Stratford canal leads into glorious Worcestershire to the historic towns of Evesham and Tewkesbury.

Sail in Mid Wales

Most people head to Wales for the walking but the Llangollen Canal is one of the finest in the UK. The area traverses England and Wales and takes in Chirk castle, historic Llangollen, and the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. There’s time to see Ellesmere and Whitchurch too on this interesting narrow boat route.

Scotland’s Canals

The Caledonian Canal is in a beautiful part of Scotland and ideal for a narrow boat holiday. With Highland scenery you can admire the view or hop off for walking in the Great Glen. There are narrow boats on the famous Loch Ness too where you can even search for the legendary monster.

River Thames

As an alternative way of seeing the area around London, try a narrow boat holiday on the River Thames. You’ll pass beautiful villages and towns including Henley and the famous city of Oxford. With routes passing Wallingford and Marlow you’ll get a glimpse of life on this famous river and get close enough to the capital to go sightseeing.

There are lots of places to take a narrow boat holiday in the UK and these are just a few of the best places to go.