Welsh Borders Boating Holidays

For pretty scenery and stunning views, little compares to the Llangollen Canal from Wrenbury Mill marina - with features including the Ellesmere 'meres' and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterway. Learn more about canal boat holidays from Wrenbury Mill canal now.

Phone: 01270 780544
Phone to book: 0330 333 0590 (Free UK calls)
Address: Nr Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8HG
Berths: 2-10

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Wrenbury Mill Canal Boat Hire

Wrenbury Mill Marina is on the Llangollen canal, close to Whitchurch and Blackwater Meadow Marina's. Our canal routes in Wales are famous for their pretty scenery and stunning views.
Discover incredible sights from Wrenbury canal, including the Ellesmere ‘Meres’ and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

A cruise to Hurleston junction allows you to join the Shropshire Union canal, which gives you the opportunity to visit Chester and Ellesmere Port. Whilst you're visiting Ellesmere Port why not learn all about the canals you are cruising on and visit the National Waterways Museum?

The museum brings together a unique fleet of historic boats and archives to tell the story of Britain’s Waterways.

With plenty of canal boat routes on offer from Wrenbury marina, there are plenty of options and variety for first time or experienced boaters.

Directions to Wrenbury Mill Marina



Leave M6 Motorway at junction 16. Follow signs to Crewe / Nantwich. At the first roundabout straight on signed Nantwich /Chester. Carry straight on through 3 more roundabouts. After the third you will come to some traffic lights turn left A525. Straight through the next set off lights. Turn right at the next set signed Whitchurch A525. Take the second turning on your left signed Whitchurch. You go past a lake on you right hand side. About another 3miles you will enter the small village of Aston.

TURN RIGHT to Wrenbury. Follow signs. 2 Miles you will come to the end of the road facing you is a school. Turn left keep going 3/4 mile you will come to a lift bridge go over the bridge the Marina is on the right




From the London Airports: Make your way either by the London Underground airport shuttle bus or taxi to Euston Main Line rail terminal in central London.Board the Inter-City Express to Crewe (trains depart frequently for the North West, journey time is approximately 2 hours), then travel by taxi to Wrenbury. From Manchester International Airport: Take the airport bus to Manchester Piccadilly station which leaves every half an hour. 

At the station board a train for Crewe. At Crewe take a taxi from outside the station to Wrenbury marina (see address below). Please contact the taxi company for an estimate.


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Featured Routes

Featured routes from Wrenbury Mill, Welsh Borders

Ellesmere Port & return

From Wrenbury you will travel up the Llangollen Canal to join the Shropshire Union Canal and travel up to the industrial town of Ellesmere Port. 

Four Counties Ring

A varied route taking in the Shropshire Union Canal, the Middlewich Branch and parts of the Llangollen Canal, the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal and the Trent & Mersey Canal. The route from Wrenbury Mill includes two tunnels, over 20 aqueducts, and 112 locks in total - can be done in 7 nights or a more relaxing 14 nights.

Llangollen & return

Towards Whitchurch , Ellesmere, past Frankton Junction, across Chirk Aqueduct then Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and back

Market Drayton

When you join the Shropshire Union Canal at Hurleston Junction head down the canal to Market Drayton. 

The Cheshire Ring

This Ring takes in parts of the Llangollen Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Rochdale Canal, Ashton Canal, Peak Forest Canal and all of the Macclesfield Canal.


Short Breaks

The following are suggested routes for short break canal holidays from Wrenbury Mill

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Chirk & return

This route ambles through a landscape of international renown, sparkling with Ice-Age meres, then winds through big Welsh countryside singing with green fields. Your journey reaches a triumphant meeting point at Chirk Aqueduct, where canal and railway engineering collide. A peaceful break spiced with engineering marvels and natural beauty. 

Ellesmere & return

This relaxing short break takes you under lift bridges and down a lock staircase then past giant moss-filled bogs, home to wildfowl and exotic plants. A diverse journey, bursting with international importance, leads through lush green fields past Ice-Age lakes to vital canal heritage.

Whitchurch & return

Travel between our Wrenbury and Whitchurch Marinas and explore Whitchurch before you return. Whitchurch is a quiet market town in rural Shropshire. There is a varety of architectural styles here with narrow streets and pretty gardens. 


Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Wrenbury Mill, Welsh Borders

Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Partridge

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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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 Sandpiper

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Warbler

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Alvechurch Woodpecker

Max: 8 People

Length: 60ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Swift

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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Alvechurch Grebe

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Heron

Max: 5 People

Length: 58ft

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Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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Up to twelve berth Boats

Alvechurch Tern

Max: 10 People

Length: 70ft

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