Hilperton
Marina

Wiltshire

Boating Holidays from Hilperton Marina, Wiltshire

Our most southerly base, Hilperton is well located on the Kennet and Avon Canal, often considered one of the very best for natural beauty and wildlife.

Phone: 01225 765243
Phone to book: 0330 333 0590
Address: Hammond Way, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8RS
Berths: 2-12

Maps / Guides


Waternav App: E2
Nicholson: N7
Lockmaster: L20
Pearsons: P8
Geo Projects: G29

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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.

First, choose your boat. Cruiser or semi-traditional stern? Galley at the stern or the bow? There’s a great variety to choose from. Once that’s decided, your route options are either west to Bath and perhaps then onto Bristol with its floating harbour. If you head east you can tackle the spectacular 29 locks of the Caen Hill flight, before stopping for a rest at the lovely market town of Devizes.


DIRECTIONS

BY ROAD

Exit the M4 at junction 17 and take the A350 (Chippenham) to Melksham.


At the roundabout take the 3rd exit (Holt B3107). Turn left immediately after the Toll Gate pub (Staverton / Hilperton / Trowbridge).
 From Staverton follow the brown local road signs.
 Hilperton Marina, Hammond Way is at the junction of the B3105 and B3106.
 Check in at the glass walled building on stilts at the side of the canal.

FROM AIRPORTS

The nearest rail station is Trowbridge where we are just a short taxi ride away. Trowbridge rail station can be reached from London Waterloo or Bath.

BY RAIL

London airports: Make your way via the London Underground, bus or taxi to London Waterloo station. From there take a train to Trowbridge as above.

From Bristol: Take a taxi to the marina (about 45 minutes).

USEFUL LINKS

Here are some useful resources for information regarding Hilperton Marina.

Train times & tickets
Gatwick Airport
Heathrow Airport
Luton Airport
Bristol Airport

 

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Featured Routes

Featured routes from Hilperton Marina, Wiltshire

Bristol & Return

Hilperton to Bristol – through Bradford on Avon, over several aqueducts, along the River Avon and back.

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Hungerford & return

Cruise beyond Pewsey and through lush Wiltshire countryside with Hungerford and return from Hilperton Marina.

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Newbury & return

The Kennet & Avon Canal is so central to Newbury that the main shopping street passes directly over it.

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Reading & return

A boating holiday packed with treats - an ancient forest, Celtic mounds, mysterious crop circles, steam engines, city shopping and the spectacle of locks which characterise this route.

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Short Breaks

The following are suggested routes for short break canal holidays from Hilperton Marina

Bath and return

A journey quietly shadowing the River Avon, crossing historic aqueducts and cruising waters lined with distinctive local stone that grips your anticipation as you make your way towards the charismatic city of Bath.

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Bradford on Avon/Bottom of Caen & return

For an easy weekend to combine cruising and exploring, spend a day in Bradford and another cruising to the base of the Devizes flight. Bradford on Avon was once a busy weaving centre, and some of the old buildings remain, but the 14th century Tithe Barn dominates the canalside landscape.

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Devizes & return

This cruise doesn't just take the traveller into a leafy landscape, it promises a panorama of black and white locks hurling still water uphill in a spectacle that is guaranteed to stay in your mind long after the end of your journey.

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Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Hilperton Marina, Wiltshire

Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Eagle

Max: 7 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Goose

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Alvechurch Gull

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Lark

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft (63ft from Falkirk)

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Alvechurch Thrush

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Warbler

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Grebe

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Heron

Max: 5 People

Length: 58ft

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Alvechurch Bunting

Max: 5 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Weaver

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Up to twelve berth Boats

Alvechurch Owl

Max: 10 People

Length: 70ft

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Alvechurch Swan

Max: 12 People

Length: 70ft

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