1 Week Cruise
6 hours per day
Ideally situated at the head of the Oxford Canal, Napton is a base for a large number of interesting routes.
Add a touch of Royalty to your short break narrowboat trip by cruising to Royal Leamington Spa and and then on to Warwick Castle.
For a longer holiday, follow the Warwickshire Ring, where you’ll discover the contrasts of the beautiful countryside around Warwick with city life and industry through Birmingham, Napton Junction and Spaghetti Junction. Or why not cruise one of the UK’s longest routes along the Grand Union Canals.
Trips of beauty and interest can also be achieved on Napton narrowboats, including Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Snarestone, or a visit to the Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne, depending on the number of locks you wish to negotiate on the cruising route.
Below are the boat types that are available to hire from this base in Napton-on-the-Hill near Napton Marina. When you start your Black prince Holidays search, all the boat options and dates that closely match your desired departure date and party number will be presented to you.
There is a Tesco’s supermarket in Southam
FLYING INTO LONDON
From Heathrow airport, get the London underground tube to Euston station.
From Gatwick airport, get the Gatwick Express to London Victoria station, then get a London underground tube to London Euston.
From Stansted airport, get the London underground tube to London Euston.
From Euston, get a train to Rugby station (approx. 10 miles from Napton).
From Paddington, get a train to Leamington Spa station (approx. 9 miles from Napton).
Visit www.tfl.gov.uk to plan your route on the London Underground.
FLYING INTO BIRMINGHAM
Get a train to Leamington Spa station (approx. 9 miles from Napton).
HOW TO FIND US BY CAR
Napton is situated 2 miles east of Southam, Warwickshire, midway between Banbury and Coventry.
M1: Exit at Junction 16 onto the A45 to Daventry. Take the A425 towards Leamington and Southam. The entrance to the base is on the right hand side.
M6: Exit at Junction 2 and follow the signs for Coventry East (A46). At Ryton roundabout, follow the signs for Banbury (A423) until you reach Southam. At the second roundabout turn left towards Daventry (A425). The entrance to the base is on the left hand side.
M40 South: Exit at Junction 11 (Banbury) and follow the signs for Southam on the A423.
M40 North: Exit at Junction 12 (Gaydon) and follow the signs for Southam on the B4451. At the second roundabout turn right onto the A425 towards Daventry. The entrance to the base is on the left hand side.