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Lower Heyford Narrowboat Base

BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE AT LOWER HEYFORD

A fantastic starting location, Lower Heyford is perfect for taking a step back in time and exploring beautiful historic sites in the south of England.

Oxford, the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ is only a 7-8 hour cruise from the base making it a perfect short break. And further afield are the historic towns of Windsor, Marlow and Hampton Court, all situated on the River Thames.

Routes from
Lower Heyford Base

Canal route maps Lower Heyford

Lower Heyford Hire Base

Station Rd, Lower Heyford, Bicester OX25 5PD

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Oxford, Lechlade & Return

76 Miles
36 Locks
1 Week Cruise
5 hours per day

Hampton Court Palace & Return

204 Miles
84 Locks
2 Week Cruise
5 hours per day

Oxford, Cropredy & Return

60 Miles
42 Locks
1 Week Cruise
5 hours per day

Oxford & Return

26 Miles
18 Locks
3 & 4 Night Cruise
5 hours per day

Cropredy & Return

32 Miles
24 Locks
3 & 4 Night Cruise
6 hours per day

NARROWBOATS AVAILABLE TO HIRE FROM STOKE PRIOR

Below are the boat types that are available to hire from this base. When you start your holiday search all the boat options and dates that closely match your desired departure date and party number will be presented to you.

Below are the boat types that are available to hire from this base.  When you start your Holiday Search all the boat options and dates that closely match your desired departure date and party number will be presented to you.

SAT 2.30PM – TUES 9.30AM | TUES 2.30PM – SAT 9.30AM

Princess 2 | Duchess 4 | Duchess 6

BASE INFORMATION

Deddington Arms Hotel

Horsefair, Deddington, Oxons, OX15 0SH Tel: 01869 338364

Double/twin rooms – from £125

www.deddington-arms-hotel.co.uk

The Holt Hotel

Oxford Road, Bicester OX25 5QQ

Tel: 01869 340259

Double rooms – from £70

www.theholthotel.co.uk

Travelodge Peartree

Woodstock Road OX2 8JZ

Tel: 0871 984 6206

Contact Travelodge direct for prices.

www.travelodge.co.uk

National Rail Enquiries:

www.nationalrail.co.uk

Tel: 08457 484950

www.thetrainline.com

Tel: 0871 244 1545

Birmingham International

Tel. 0121 767 5511

www.bhx.co.uk

London Heathrow

Tel. 0844 335 1801 (UK)

www.heathrow.com

+44 20 3368 8968 (non UK)

London Gatwick

www.gatwickairport.com

Heyford

We are next door to Heyford railway station which has direct train connection with London, Reading, Oxford and Banbury

From Heathrow airport, get the London underground tube to Paddington or Marylebone station.

From Gatwick airport, get the Gatwick Express to Reading then the local train to Heyford

From Stansted airport, get the London underground tube to Paddington or Marylebone

From Paddington get the train to Reading then the local train to Heyford

From Marylebone get the train to Banbury then the local train to Heyford

Visit www.tfl.gov.uk to plan your route on the London Underground.

Get a train to Banburyand then the local train to Heyford

M40 : Exit at Junction 10 (Ardley) and take the B430 to Middleton Stoney turning right on to B4030 at the traffic lights. At Lower Heyford crossroads turn left and we are half a mile down the road on the right.

www.theaa.com/route-planner

Lower Heyford Reviews:

Jo TaylorJo Taylor
12:00 17 Feb 22
Had a great holiday here with Black Prince, boats were lovely and everything was explained pretty well for newbies to narrow boating. Very pretty area as well. Will be back.
Alec LonghurstAlec Longhurst
16:20 04 Oct 21
We had a good time and were quite sad when it finished. On the downside....the guy doing our induction wasn't that knowledgeable about our narrow boat, so the handover wasn't great. He then disappeared and we were left alone for far too long.
Guillermo Justo HowesGuillermo Justo Howes
11:41 07 Jul 21
We went for a long holiday on one of their boats fitted with two bathrooms. The boat was very nice, and Sasha and the rest of the staff were friendly and useful when it came to giving us the induction (it was our first time). Car parking is free at their own facilities. We had a small problem with the boat, but they addressed it accordingly. Great holiday, great team, and even better customer service. We will go back.
Tom !Tom !
12:50 31 Aug 20
Very nice boats but took them ages to get us going
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