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Canal boat holidays from Union Wharf

16th December 2019

Looking to book a canal boat holiday? Whether you already reside in Leicestershire or you’re travelling from different parts of the UK, a Leicestershire holiday from ABC Boat Hire is the perfect way to relax and unwind on the waters. From exploring bustling city centres to rural quaint countryside towns, find out the best places to visit from Union Wharf now.

Holidays from Union Wharf

When you book a narrowboat holiday from Union Wharf, you can expect a wide diversity of locations to peruse. Whether staying in the heart of a busy city centre is the perfect choice for you, or if you’d prefer discovering picturesque countryside on your travels, find our top Leicestershire holiday choices:


Cruise along the Leicester Ring for your next canal boat getaway. With five tunnels, several aqueducts and 101 locks, this particular route can be completed in 10 – 14 days, and is likely to be one for the more experienced boaters. Explore one of England’s oldest cities, Leicester city centre, which was once a Roman city!


Discover the Coventry or Snarestone and return route for visiting the city of Coventry. As a route which only has 17 locks each way, this is classed as one of the best one-week canal boat holidays for beginners. Sit back and enjoy 23 miles of lock-free cruising when you get past Marston!


Looking for a two-week cruise where you’ll be able to thoroughly explore Oxford? Our Oxford and return route provides just that. Known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford holds host to the prestigious University of Oxford; an eclectic variety of shopping centres, bars and restaurants; and historical attractions, such as Blenheim Palace.


Discover the city of Warwick from Union Wharf on our Warwick and return route. Choose to cruise on a 10 night stay, or complete this trip in a week from Gayton and Rugby. Explore Warwick Castle – a popular medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. Alternatively, other places of interest on this route include The Mill Garden and St John’s Museum.


The Braunston and return canal route allows boaters to explore the scenic routes of Braunston, with it’s 2042 yard tunnel. Here you can discover Foxton Locks and the remains of the Foxton Inclined Plane, which once lifted boats from the canal at the bottom of the hill to higher dry land. This seven-night trip is the perfect choice for exploring rural towns, such as Market Harborough.

Now you’ve learnt which Leicestershire holidays would be best for you, it’s time to book your Union Wharf narrowboat holiday. Get in touch with a member of our helpful team for more information on booking your canal boat trip today.

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