Boating Holidays from Worcester Marina, Worcestershire

The City of Worcester has the River Severn running through it which is overlooked by the 12th Century Worcester Cathedral. It is the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and the birthplace of composer Sir Edward Elgar.

Phone: 01905 734160
Phone to book: 0330 3330 590
Address: Lowesmoor Wharf, Lowesmoor, Worcester, WR1 2RS
Berths: 2-8

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The City of Worcester is located on the Worcester & Birmingham canal, 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. You can do some amazing ring routes such as the 7 night Stourport Ring featuring the magnificant Tardebigge flight, the 14 night Avon Ring which travels along the gorgeous River Avon or the mini Droitwich Ring that's perfectly achievalable in a 3 or 4 night break. Such great variety!

For the more experienced boaters, why not travel down to the Gloucester Sharpness canal, which was once the broadest and deepest in the world. Even today it standas aprt from the rest with it's sheer scale and impressive engineering. 



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.

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 Upon Avon & return

Not advisable for beginners

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 Eagle

Max: 7 People

Length: 66ft

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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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Viking Wye Class

Max: 8 People

Length: 68ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Viking Tyne

Max: 4 People

Length: 48ft

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