a narrowboat holiday in the U.K.
nothing quite like being the captain of your own boat, choosing your route
and enjoying the sights of the U.K. countryside from a different perspective.
of spending precious hours of your holiday time travelling by train, or
behind the wheel of your car, why not take to the water and travel the
U.K. at leisure on a charming canal boat. Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays
offer a range of options, allowing you to relax with your family and friends
during a stay on
a luxurious narrowboat, setting the course and enjoying a beautiful
view each morning. The following are just a few recommendations for a canal
holidays in England
are several gorgeous locations to start your trip. If you are near Northwich
in England, head to the Cheshire Acton hire base where you can not only
hire a canal boat for your holiday, but also take a day trip down the local
canals. From here you can travel north on the Bridgewater Canal, all the
way to Manchester, then head along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal or take the
Cheshire ring via Macclesfield and the Peak Forest.
canal boat holiday isnít just about scenery, of course, and you can visit
the university city of Cambridge along your travels. Starting off in Ely,
right in the heart of the Fenland waterways, head to this famous city and
moor your boat before starting your tour of discovery. Explore Cambridge
University, Kingís College Chapel and the historic streets of this fascinating
city before heading back to your narrowboat to rest and continue your tour
of the waterways. Visit the many historic buildings of Cambridge, or relax
by the river, enjoying a coffee or a well-deserved drink.
boat trip through Wales
is nothing quite like the gorgeous, rolling scenery of Wales,
so why not take a narrowboat trip from Chirk Marina down the Llangollen
canal, with its stunning views of the Berwyn Mountains, in a lovely World
Heritage Site. Here you can head over the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct to the
historic town of Llangollen.
itself is an interesting visit, with its 12th century Norman fortress and
Chirk Castle. The town offers a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops
to visit. Then visit Llangollen, a town dating back to the 7th century,
to take in the Valle Crucis Abbey and Crow Castle.
on the waterways of Scotland
Head up to the Highlands of
Scotland to enjoy a narrowboat holiday, where
you will not only view the famous Scottish countryside, but also visit
some of the historic cities, like Glasgow and Edinburgh, along the way.
Various routes are on offer, including the Union Canal which takes you
from Falkirk to Edinburgh, or the Forth and Clyde canal, letting you sail
from Falkirk to Glasgow. There is also the adventure of travelling across
Scotlandís tallest aqueduct heading over the River Avon, along with the
various swing bridge locks along the way.
As reported by the Telegraph,
the U.K. has many more lovely locations and options for a great narrowboat
holiday with the family or a group of friends, so why not consider taking
to the canals for your next trip.
- U.K. Travel Guide - Travel