canal boat holiday this year for the ultimate in relaxation
is probably nothing more relaxing and romantic than a canal boat holiday
and there are many excellent destinations to choose from, perfect for couples
heading off on their own or families. When you head on a canal boat adventure,
you are the captain and crew, allowing you to choose where to go and where
to stop off along the way.
us to introduce you to three excellent locations, perfect to climb aboard
and cruise away, while relaxing on deck and watching the passing parade
onshore. It’s not all relaxation of course, as you also get fit as you
head through each lock along the way. You will find that you operate some
locks yourself, while others are operated by lock-keepers, but either way,
it’s all part of the experience.
boat holidays in the Loire Valley in France
has many options and destinations for a great onboard holiday and one of
the most beautiful areas to visit is the Loire Valley.
right in the heart of France, the region is well known for its superb gastronomy,
making some perfect stopovers on a canal boat trip. One of the best canals
to cruise is the Canal Lateral à la Loire, where you can spend your
days puttering along the waterways, relaxing ashore with picnics in charming
parks and gardens, or exploring the stunning architecture and quaint villages
of the region.
and the home of poet and playwright William Shakespeare
to England, what better destination for those interested in theatre and
history than Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare? In 2016,
Stratford-Upon-Avon has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s
death with many events on offer.
birthplace of Shakespeare is one of the most important cultural areas of
Britain, offering many charming sights to see, including Shakespeare’s
home, Anne Hathaway’s cottage and the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre,
where regular performances of the Bard’s famous works are on offer. The
town also offers many guided tours where visitors can learn more about
Shakespeare’s life and work.
to Black Prince,
you can actually moor your narrowboat right on the edge of the theatre,
making it an ideal spot to stop over and tour the town. With the beautifully
preserved architecture and lovely riverside views, nothing could be better.
– Land of canals and lakes
the Netherlands, Friesland is the perfect destination with its many lakes
region is criss-crossed by several canals and rivers and is well known
for the beautifully wild and untouched scenery along the way.
stopovers, most towns or villages have a waterfront where you can moor
your narrowboat and explore. Among these is Stavoren, the oldest town in
the region - a fascinating spot, with its pastel-coloured houses reflecting
on the water, its fishermen’s’ cottages and pretty, rustic farmhouses.
the area is popular with the Dutch, the summer months see many festivals
and events to enjoy and in general there is so much to do for the whole
family in this charming region.
this summer, why not hop on board and cruise away for the canal boat holiday
of a lifetime?
Friesland by Santi
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