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Ely Hire Base

Ely Narrowboat Hire BaseBegin your relaxing holiday from our base in Ely, in the picturesque heart of the Fenland waterways, overlooked by its magnificent cathedral. Our fleet of Duchess 2 and 4 boats offer holidays for parties of 2 to 5 people and a selection of routes that will see you cruising through cities, towns and villages along the beautiful waterways, making Ely the ideal base to begin exploring. Read More about our Ely Base…


London Hire Base (Friday and Monday starts only)

London Narrowboat Hire BaseThe London base is an ideal place from which to explore London and its attractions at an easy pace. It combines the best of the sights along with a more relaxed lifestyle. The Grand Union Canal Paddington Arm will take you through the heart of London, past most of the attractions of the big city and many hidden gems conveniently accessed via the waterways. Read More about our London Base…


Clifton Base

Clifton Narrowboat Holiday BaseIdeally situated in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, Clifton offers a large number of interesting routes for beginners to the most experienced narrowboaters. Choose to cruise the picturesque waterways of the East Midlands with their misty dawns and spectacular sunsets, enjoying the beautiful quiet villages and excellent pubs or head to the vibrant stop-offs of Stratford Upon Avon or Birmingham city centre to soak up the culture. Whatever type of narrowboat journey you’re looking for, Clifton has it all.  Read more about our Clifton Base…


Chirk Hire Base

Chirk Narrowboat Holiday BaseBased on the breathtaking Llangollen Canal in North Wales, Chirk’s lovely marina is situated near the National Trust property Chirk Castle. With much to offer, the Llangollen Canal meanders gracefully through the beautiful countryside where the World Heritage Site – the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – spans across the Dee Valley. Read more about our Chirk Base…


Acton Bridge Hire Base

Acton Narrowboat Holiday Bridge Hire BaseBased near Northwich, Acton Bridge in Cheshire is a great place for exploring a number of routes. Traveling north, you meet the canal where it all started – the Bridgewater Canal, which takes you lock-free to Manchester. From there you can travel to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, or continue on the Cheshire Ring via the Peak Forest and Macclesfield. Read more about our Acton Bridge base…


Stoke Prior Hire Base

Stoke Prior Canal Boat Hire BaseSituated in a lovely spot, Stoke Prior is the base for those who want a more active holiday, being at the bottom of the Tardebigge flight of locks. It is a base of contrasts, with routes taking in the Rivers Severn and Avon, as well as a number of different canals. Read more about our Stoke Prior base…


The Peak District Hire Base

Peak District Narrowboat Hire BaseSituated on the re-developed National Garden Festival Site, this is one of the most popular Black Prince starting points. Close by there is an exciting Water World, dry ski-slope, multi-screen cinema, ten pin bowling and shopping centre… and that is before you get on the water! Read more about The Peak District base…


Napton Hire Base

Napton Canal Holiday BaseIdeally situated at the head of the Oxford Canal, Napton is a base for a large number of interesting routes. The Warwickshire Ring, for the more energetic, contrasts the beautiful countryside around Warwick with city life and industry through Birmingham and Spaghetti Junction. Read more about our Napton base…


Bradford on Avon Canal boat hire

Bradford – Kennet and Avon Canal Hire Base

Ideally situated at the head of the Oxford Canal, Napton is a base for a large number of interesting routes. The Warwickshire Ring, for the more energetic, contrasts the beautiful countryside around Warwick with city life and industry through Birmingham and Spaghetti Junction. Read more about our Bradford – Kennet and Avon Canal Base…


Falkirk Hire Base

Falkirk BaseBased at the Falkirk Wheel, one of the most stunning backdrops anywhere on the canals, we are ideally sited half way between Edinburgh and Glasgow.The Falkirk Wheel is 115 feet high – the equivalent height of eight double decker buses and offers visitors a real treat. Read more about our Falkirk base…