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CANAL Boat Hire England

Looking for boating holidays in England? Find canal boat holidays in England scattered across the country, perfect for your next narrowboat holiday on the water.

Choose from Anderton Marina in Cheshire where you can visit one of the 7 Wonders of the Waterway – The Anderton Boat Lift – to the scenic beauty from the Blackwater Meadow Marina in Shropshire. Browse our narrowboat holidays in England below to find the perfect trip for you.

Aldermaston Wharf Berkshire

Cruise the Kennet and Avon Canal or access the River Thames. Nearby towns include Newbury, Thatcham and Reading, with Aldermaston railway station also close by.

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March Marina Cambridgeshire

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Anderton Marina Cheshire

This is one of the most northerly of our English bases with access to Cheshire, the remote and beautiful Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Trent and Mersey.

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Reedley Marina Lancashire

Ideally situated on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, Burnley’s marina – Reedley Marina - provides narrowboat holiday makers the opportunity to cruise England's canals in a beautiful location with stunning views and wildlife. Situated at the gateway to the Dales, discover more about Lancashire canal boat holidays from Reedley Marina today.

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Union Wharf Marina Leicestershire

Union Wharf is located in a stunning canal basin location at the end of the Market Harborough arm of the Grand Union canal in Leicestershire. A fantastic base for a wide variety of routes, many taking in the Foxton Locks, a 10 lock staircase with handy pubs at either end.

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Gayton Marina Northamptonshire

Gayton Marina routes are enriched by the rolling Northamptonshire arable landscape. These routes pass through the countryside hills and woodland areas, as well as towns and villages along the way, which are all easily accessible from the canal side. Discover more about Northampton canal boat holidays from Gayton Marina.

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Blackwater Meadow Marina Shropshire

Situated close to the Ellesmere Arm on the Llangollen Canal which offers scenic beauty and breathtaking engineering. Our closest base to Llangollen if you want to visit on a short break.

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Whitchurch Marina Shropshire

No boating enthusiast’s life is complete without a cruise on the scenic Llangollen canal.  A fleet of 18 hand-crafted boats caters for anything from 2 to 8 guests.  Spend a leisurely week taking in the Llangollen with its famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – or head north towards Chester or Nantwich.

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Gailey Marina Staffordshire

Gailey Wharf is situated just off the A5 in Staffordshire, within cruising reach of the counties of West Midlands, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

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Kings Orchard Marina Staffordshire

Located in Staffordshire on the Coventry Canal, Kings Orchard Marina is nestled within a beautiful rural hideaway, an ideal start location. We have 3 classes available from Kings Orchard. The 4 berth Wren, ideal for couples and small families and the 6 berth Lark and 8 berth Warbler classes, which are great for larger families and groups. 

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Rugby Base Warwickshire

Located on the Oxford canal, only one day’s cruising away from Coventry and 2 days away from Warwick Castle, our fleet of boats at Rugby Wharf can accommodate up to 10 people and take you on a cruise around the Shire Counties of the Midlands.

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Hilperton Marina Wiltshire

An ideal base for exploring the western end of the Kennet & Avon canal. Our marina has 23 narrowboats in all sizes from 47ft for just 2/4 of you, up to our largest boat, the 70ft 12 berth Swan class. Visit Bath and Bristol or cruise east to Devizes and beyond.

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Alvechurch Marina Worcestershire

Alvechurch Marina is situated in the heart of the Midlands, with boats available for up to 12 people across several different classes of boat. Available routes include various rings and several 'there and back' options catering for holiday lengths from 3 nights to 14 nights and beyond.

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Worcester Marina Worcestershire

The City of Worcester has the River Severn running through it which is overlooked by the 12th Century Worcester Cathedral.

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Canal holidays in England

Still deciding on the best boating holiday in England for your next trip along the waters? See our wide selection of canal routes and boats for more information about UK boat hire from ABC Boat Hire.