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5 Best scenic canal routes UK

Whether you’re a serial boater or a canal boat holiday beginner looking for something new, finding out the most scenic canal routes to explore is a great way to ensure your trip will be perfect. From discovering the majestic sights of the Campsie Fells in Scotland to the picturesque Welsh countryside located near Llangollen, learn more about which scenic routes to explore on your narrowboat trip t...

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Best canal routes for kids

Looking for the best canals for kids to explore on your next boating holiday? Whether it’s discovering the aquatic wonderland of Birmingham’s Sea Life Centre, immersing yourself in the history of Chester Castle or zorbing your way around the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, ABC Boat Hire offer a wide selection of canal routes that children will love. Top canal boat holidays for children and families E...

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Best canal boat holidays for beginners

If it’s your first time boating and perhaps you’re a little apprehensive – don’t worry. Here at ABC Boat Hire, we’ve devised a list of the best canal boat holidays for beginners. These involve canal routes which don’t have too many locks to navigate and are often quieter destinations – allowing you to get to grips with your narrowboat. Best canal routes for beginners So, which are the best canal...

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Guide to dog friendly canal boat holidays UK

It’s always hard when you’re looking forward to a family trip away, but have to leave your beloved pet behind at home. However, fear not – with ABC Boat Hire and one of our dog friendly canal boat holidays, your furry friend can join you on board! Learn everything from our guide to dog friendly holidays on the canal today. Pet friendly canal boat holidays From what necessities you need to pack t...

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Ultimate canal boat guide

Perhaps you’re considering trying something a little different for your next trip away with the family? Whether you’re a first-time boater or you’re simply interested in learning more about boating holidays, discover our helpful boaters guide – here to provide you with advice, recommendations and information about narrowboat holidays. Canal guide Preparing for your canal boat holiday is an excit...

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5 reasons to go on a canal boat holiday

Wondering where to go on holiday with the kids? The best family holidays can often take place closer to home. With a canal boat holiday, you can experience the beautiful English countryside; glide across the canal waters in your second home and spend quality time together either as a family, a couple or a group of friends. Learn why a canal boat holiday is the perfect choice for your next trip awa...

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What to take on a canal boat holiday

Looking forward to your next narrowboat holiday, but unsure what to pack? Canal boats are designed to have enough storage for the whole family – but it’s important not to over-pack, while remembering the essentials. From torches and canal maps to board games and books, find out what to take on a canal boat holiday today using our boating trip packing list. What to take on a boating holiday? Prac...

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GOLD Trusted Service Award

ABC BOAT HIRE AWARDED FEEFO GOLD TRUSTED SERVICE AWARD 2018 February 2018 ABC Boat Hire has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet th...

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