South Wales Boating Holidays

Explore the picturesque countryside views of Brecon Beacons National Park on your canal boat holiday starting from Goytre Wharf. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal offers 35 miles of quiet pretty countryside from Brecon to Cwmbran. It runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park, containing just a few locks. Learn more about Goytre Wharf canal boat hire now.

Phone: 01873 880516
Phone to book: 0330 3330 590 (Free UK calls)
Address: Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouth, NP7 9EW
Berths: 2-8

Maps / Guides

Nicholson: N4
Lockmaster: L24
Pearsons: P3

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Goytre Wharf Boat Hire

Goytre Wharf marina is situated in a stunning location steeped in history. With a visitor centre, woodlands and a café nearby, there is plenty to occupy the curious boater before they even start their holiday!

The fleet at Goytre Wharf marina differs from our other marinas in Wales as these canal boats are specially designed to navigate the shallow Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

Interested in Goytre Wharf canal boat hire? Choose from our Finch Class, which sleeps up to 5 people or our Swallow Class which can accommodate up to 8.


While you’re on your Goytre Wharf canal boat holiday, moor up and take a short walk into Crickhowell - a picturesque town nestled in the beautiful Usk Valley.

With plenty of pubs and shops and a 13th Century castle, there is plenty for the whole family to explore. For more information on canal boat hire in South Wales, get in touch with a member of our friendly team. 

Directions to Goytre Wharf Marina



From the Midlands and North, travel to Abergavenny on the A40. At the roundabout approaching Abergavenny take the first (sharp) left exit from the roundabout onto the A4042, signposted to Pontypool and Newport. Follow this road for about 3 miles through the village of Llanellen to the village of Llanover.The road falls through the village and just past the lowest point take the right turn signposted Pencroesoped (the sign is quite hard to see). You will find the turning into Goytre Wharf after approximately one mile, signposted on the left.

From the south and west leave the M4 at junction 25a westbound or 26 eastbound, onto the A4042 signposted to Cwmbran and Abergavenny. Follow the signs for Abergavenny past the access roundabouts for Cwmbran, Pontypool and New Inn. Turn left at the second roundabout after 'McDonalds' signposted to Mamhilad.

Follow this country road for almost three miles when Goytre Wharf will be found on your right.


From London airports: Make your way via the London Underground, bus or taxi to London Paddington station. From there follow the rail directions above. From Bristol either take a taxi directly (1hr 15min) or travel by rail to either station mentioned above. From Birmingham International take the train to Birmingham New Street Station then follow the train directions above.


The nearest rail stations are Abergavenny or Pontypool where we are just a short taxi ride away (please contact the taxi companies directly for an estimated fare). If travelling from the North or Midlands you will need to change at Hereford or if travelling from the South or London (London Paddington) you will need to change at Newport.




Here are some useful resources for information regarding Goytre Wharf.

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Featured Routes

Featured routes from Goytre Wharf, South Wales

Brecon & Return

This route twists under canopies of leaves and then, with an innocent bend in the water, it will thrust you into the sort of sublime panorama that only Wales can do.

Monmouthshire and Brecon

This Welsh canal is a secret hideaway in the Brecon Beacons for the boater seeking escape.


Short Breaks

The following are suggested routes for short break canal holidays from Goytre Wharf

Llangynidr & return

This journey is a blaze of colours that change with the seasons under its intimate tree-lined route. A quiet commune with nature, but it’s not just that.

Talybont-on-Usk & return

The ‘Mon & Brec’ Canal is isolated from the cruising rings of the mainstream canal networks, and the simplicity of this landlocked canal means there's no panic over a crammed itinerary - just moor where and when you want, take time for sightseeing and shopping as you please, and only turn round to return the boat when you have to.


Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Goytre Wharf, South Wales

Six to eight berth Boats

Red Swallow

Max: 8 People

Length: 56ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Red Line Finch

Max: 5 People

Length: 47ft

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