Worcestershire Boating Holidays

Looking for canal boat holidays from Worcester Marina? By starting from this marina, you’ll be able to meander through the waterway to discover the City of Worcester – which has the River Severn running through it. It also overlooks the 12th Century Worcester Cathedral. As well as Worcester Marina, Worcester is home to Royal Worcester Porcelain. Learn more about canal boat hire in Worcestershire from Worcester Marina now.

Phone: 01905 734160
Phone to book: 0330 3330 590 (Free UK calls)
Address: Lowesmoor Wharf, Lowesmoor, Worcester, WR1 2RS
Berths: 2-10

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Nicholson: N2
Lockmaster: L15, L16
Pearsons: P1, P2

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Worcester Canal Boat Hire

The City of Worcester is located on the Birmingham & Worcester canal route, overlooked by the 12th century Worcester Cathedral.
It is home to the Lea & Perrins factory where the traditional Worcestershire Sauce is made, as well as being the birthplace of composer Sir Edward Elgar.

Worcester is a great place for both experienced and novice boaters. Choose your canal boat and explore amazing ring routes such as the 7-night Stourport Ring featuring the magnificent Tardebigge Flight; the 14-night Avon Ring - which travels along the gorgeous River Avon; or the mini Droitwich Ring, which is perfectly achievable in a 3 or 4-night break.

Any boating holidays from Worcester Marina provide a great range of variety!

For the more experienced boaters, why not travel down to the Gloucester Sharpness canal from Worcester marina?

This was once the broadest and deepest canal in the world. Even today it stands apart from the rest with its sheer scale and impressive engineering.

Directions to Worcester Marina



If approaching from the South via the M5 motorway exit at junction 7 take the A44 to the City Centre. At the traffic lights in Sidbury turn right into City Walls Road. At the first roundabout take the second exit. Take the 1st exit at the next roundabout.

Drive along this road until you reach a set of traffic lights where you need to turn left into Lowesmoor. Immediately on your right is the entrance to Lowesmoor Wharf signposted Worcester Marina. Drive in and follow the road round to the left and you will see Worcester Marina at the end of the road.


From Birmingham International Airport – You can take a train to Birmingham New Street and then a train to Worcester Shrub Hill (Nearest to Base) or Worcester Foregate and get a taxi to the hire base. Or you can take a taxi direct from the Airport (About 1 hours journey)

From Bristol – there is an express coach link between Bristol International Airport and Bristol railway station (Temple Meads) and bus station. Take a train from Bristol to Worcester Shrub Hill train station.

SAT NAV INFO: Use WR1 2SE if you're using a sat nav.


If you are approaching from Worcester Shrub Hill Railway Station which is the main line station, turn right out of the station and go down Shrub Hill Road. Then go left and walk to the mini-roundabout and follow it round to the left. Cross Pheasant Street via the pedestrian crossing and turn right. Crossing Lowesmoor will bring the entrance to Lowesmoor Wharf directly in front of you. Enter and follow the road around to the left and you will see the marina at the end of the road.




Here are some useful resources for information regarding Worcester Marina.

The Weighbridge pub (Alvechurch)
Train times & tickets
Birmingham Airport
Bristol International Airport
River Avon Navigation Trust


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Featured Routes

Featured routes from Worcester Marina, Worcestershire

Birmingham and return

This route travels from historic Worcester to cosmopolitan Birmingham, with the contrast of country miles that amble between the two cities.

Gloucester & return

This route meanders lazy miles of countryside, with far-reaching views whispering secrets of battles, boat wrecks and choirs, and cargoes of porcelain, coal and chocolate that travelled from factories to warehouses and made this region prosperous. 

Sharpness & Return

An unforgettable journey that flings feisty heritage together with euphoric Severn views and skies full of birds, treating the traveller to a rare sense of wind-swept freedom.  The Gloucester & Sharpness may lack the narrow, winding, quaint charms of some canals, but it makes up for it by the straightforward charisma of a waterscape riddled with history.

Stourport Ring

A route which takes in the whole of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal and parts of the River Severn, the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal and the Birmingham Canal Navigations.

Stratford & Return (Via Canal)

From historic Worcester, this route travels scenic canal-miles right into England's proudest Shakespearian territory.  With the bard snatching the tourist crowds, your cruise along the canal is a chance to soak up the best of both worlds, spot wildlife and enjoy the challenge of two of the country’s longest lock flights.

Stratford Upon Avon & return

This route takes the water traveller through wide open landscapes that expand with nature's free will yet steer along waterways that have been managed by the tenacity of man too. You’ll travel on a journey bursting at its banks with heritage and wildlife, ending in the literary home of England’s most famous son.

The Avon Ring

This route will take you on both the River Severn and Avon, and to fully enjoy it you will need at least 10 or 11 nights.


Short Breaks

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

Stoke Prior & return

A great short break up the Worcester & Birmingham canal heading through Tibberton, Hanbury and turning at Stoke Prior.

Stourton Junction & return

A great 4 night route taking in the River Severn and the beautiful Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal.

The Droitwich Ring

The Droitwich Canal links the Worcester and Birmingham with the River Severn at Hawford creating a mini ring from Worcester that can be done in just 3 nights.


Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Worcester Marina, Worcestershire

Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Dove

Max: 6 People

Length: 60ft

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Alvechurch Duck

Max: 6 People

Length: 60ft

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Alvechurch Lark

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft (63ft from Falkirk)

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Alvechurch Warbler

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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Up to twelve berth Boats

Alvechurch Wagtail

Max: 10 People

Length: 70ft

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