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Guest Video: the fastest way to slow down

Canal Holidays: The Perfect Way to Slow Down and Relax with Black Prince Holidays

The most frequent comment we receive from our guests is that a canal boat holiday is one of the most relaxing holidays you can enjoy. And this video, created by one of our guests, sums up that feeling perfectly!

As you glide along the tranquil waterways, you can leave your cares behind and simply enjoy the peace and quiet. The gentle rocking of the boat will help you to relax, and the scenery will provide you with endless opportunities to unwind. And there are plenty of relaxing cruising routes to choose from with Black Prince, including easy and lock-free routes and canal boat holidays in Scotland where all the locks are managed for you.

Take your time at 4mph

The 4 mph speed limit on the canal network makes it easy to relax! This rule means that you can take your time exploring the countryside, visiting quaint villages, and mooring up at pretty pubs. It’s amazing how much time you have to enjoy the views and soak up the atmosphere.

Sociable holiday

Another element of a narrowboat holiday is the sociable aspect. Usually not a day goes by without connecting with like-minded people, whether simply saying hello as you pass, working a lock or perhaps best of all, relaxing in a canal side pub. You’ll often come across people exchanging stories and anecdotes of life on the canals and also giving you tips on the best places to visit or best pubs to enjoy a meal out at.

If you’d like to get away from it all with a group of friends, we do offer larger group holidays, with boats that sleep up to 10 people. Canal boat holidays are a great way to connect with friends and family, whilst enjoying an activity together, mainly because your literally on the same boat! This means that you’re constantly interacting with each other, whether you’re cooking meals together, exploring new places, or just relaxing on the deck. You’re sharing a unique experience.

More active routes

Of course, if you are looking for a more active holiday you can look at completing a waterways ring or choose a route that includes some of the UK’s longest lock flights – a great achievement to boast about when you have done it!

If you’re looking for a truly relaxing holiday, then a canal holiday with Black Prince Holidays is the perfect choice for you. You’ll be able to slow down, de-stress, and reconnect with nature. And you’ll come home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Why Black Prince for your canal boat holiday?

Black Prince Holidays has been offering canal holidays for over 60 years, and we have a wealth of experience in helping our customers plan their perfect break. We offer a wide range of canal boats to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. And we can help you plan your route, so you can make the most of your time on the waterways.

To book your canal boat holiday with Black Prince Holidays, simply search for availability using our search box above or call our team on +44 (0)1527 575115we’ll be happy to help you plan the perfect holiday for you and your family.

Suggested routes for relaxing narrowboat holidays