1 Week Cruise
Enjoy a Kennet & Avon canal boat holiday starting from the picturesque Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon; a narrow boat hire base that offers canal cruises to suit all levels of experience. Heading westward during holidays on the Kennet will take you over aqueducts, through bridges and locks to the World Heritage City of Bath, a gentle day’s canal cruise from the base. For those more experienced with narrowboat holidays, a week will provide adequate time to cruise through Bath and onto Bristol, travelling through the countryside and market towns on a holiday afloat along the River Avon.
Below are the boat types that are available to hire for boat holidays from this base near the city of Bath, from luxurious widebeam canal boats to berth boats. Our range of luxury canal boats allows you to enjoy the comforts of home from the water on a canal holiday, even if you’re only using our boat hire service.
When you start your narrow boating holiday search, all the boat options and dates that closely match your desired departure date and party number will be presented to you to help you start planning your perfect boating holiday.
Our narrowboat hire is suitable for all levels of experience, so if you have never been on narrowboat holidays before then don’t worry. You will be given a briefing and a boaters handbook and canal maps to consult, with a helpline available for all of our guests as well
Bristol Tel. 0871 334 4444
Nearest Railway Station: Bradford on Avon
Approximate prices: (Subject to change)
Bristol Airport to Bradford Wharf: £55
Heathrow Airport to Bradford Wharf: £120
Gatwick Airport to Bradford Wharf: £150
There is a Sainsburys supermarket 2 minutes drive/5 minutes walk from Bradford Wharf
FLYING INTO LONDON
From Heathrow airport take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington Train Station. Take the train to Bath about 90 mins. If you have lots of luggage we suggest you get a taxi direct from Bath to the Wharf.
Visit www.tfl.gov.uk to plan your route on the London Underground.
FLYING INTO BRISTOL
We recommend a taxi direct from the airport to the Wharf.
We are about 0.25 mile walk from Bradford on Avon station (taxis are available). Trains from Bath take about 15 mins. There are direct trains from Bristol and London Paddington to Bath. A taxi journey from Bath to the Wharf is about 20 mins.
HOW TO FIND US BY CAR
Bradford on Avon is near to Bath. The nearest motorway is M4 Junction 18. After leaving the motorway, take the A46 toward Bath, then the A4 toward Chippenham. After approx. 2 miles, turn right onto the A363 into Bradford on Avon town centre. At the town centre, take the B3109 toward Frome and follow for about half a mile until you cross the canal bridge on a sharp double bend. The boatyard is directly after this on the left.