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HOLIDAYING FROM OUR STOKE PRIOR BASE

BEGIN YOUR CANAL HOLIDAY ADVENTURE AT STOKE PRIOR

Situated in a lovely spot, Stoke Prior is a canal boat hire base that offers plenty of options. Enjoy a relaxing short break to Worcester and the Black Country and take in the new Droitwich ring, or choose from a variety of routes through the black country and along the Stourport Ring, the Avon Ring and the Warwickshire Ring, where you can visit cities with routes like the Birmingham Canal and Stratford-Upon-Avon. For those that like a challenge the Tardebigge locks are nearby – the longest flight of locks in the UK, totalling 30! 

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Stoke Prior Base

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STOKE PRIOR CANAL HOLIDAY HIRE BASE 

Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 4LA 

MAP & DIRECTIONS 

Stoke Prior base, Stourport Ring canal boat holiday

76 Miles
105 Locks
1 Week Cruise
6 hours per day

Stoke Prior to Stourton canal boat holiday

76 Miles
82 Locks
1 Week Cruise
7 hours per day

Stoke Prior base Avon Ring canal boat holiday

120 Miles
130 Locks
2 Week Cruise
5 hours per day

Stoke Prior base Warwickshire Ring canal boat holiday

130 Miles
190 Locks
2 Week Cruise
6 hours per day

Mid-Worcestershire Ring

Total Locks: 46
Total Cruising Time: 20 hrs

Worcester & Return Short Route

Total locks: 46
Total cruising time: 14hrs

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 | Princess 4 | Duchess 2 | Shakespeare 4 | Duchess 4 | Princess 6 | Duchess 6 | Duchess 8

FRI 2.30PM – MON 9.30AM | MON 2.30PM – FRI 9.30AM

Princess 4 | Duchess 4 | Lautrec 4 | Duchess 6

BASE INFORMATION

Premier Inn, Worcester Road, Upton Warren, Bromsgrove, B61 7ET Tel: 0870 990 6408
Double and single rooms – from £55. Rate does not include breakfast.
www.premierinn.com

The Vernon, Droitwich Road, Hanbury, Worcs. B60 4DB Tel. 01527 821236

www.thevernonhanbury.com

National Rail Enquiries:
www.nationalrail.co.uk Tel: 08457 484950
www.thetrainline.com Tel: 0871 244 1545
Nearest Airport: Birmingham International – www.birminghamairport.co.uk/ Tel. 0121 767 5511
Nearest Railway Station:Bromsgrove / Droitwich (a little further but with a taxi rank)

Taxi/Minicabs:

Approximate prices: (Prices courtesy of BNC Taxis – subject to change)
Birmingham New Street to Stoke Prior: £40
Birmingham International Airport to Stoke Prior: £50
London Heathrow Airport / Manchester airport to Stoke Prior: £200
London Gatwick Airport / Stansted Airport to Stoke Prior: £240

There is a large Morrison’s supermarket near the base with a petrol station

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 London Euston, there is a train to Birmingham New Street station. You can then get a train to Bromsgrove.
Visit www.tfl.gov.uk to plan your route on the London Underground.

Get a train to Birmingham New Street station, and then get a train to Bromsgrove.

M5: Exit at Junction 5 and take the A38 North towards Bromsgrove. After approximately 2 ½ miles, turn right at the traffic lights into Hanbury Road (B4091). After the railway bridge, the base is just past the Navigation Pub on the left before you get to the canal bridge.From the South: M40 motorway then M42 (West) onto M5 (South). Exit at Junction 5 and proceed as above.www.theaa.com/route-planner

Stoke Prior Reviews

Lisa CrewLisa Crew
18:01 21 Apr 22
We took a 4 day break with Black Prince on one of there Duchess 4 narrow boats last week. Our welcome was very warm and the induction was informative and made me feel confident with the way that the boat needed to be maintained, how to tackle locks and our guide helped us to plan our whole route. The holiday was one of the most relaxing that I have ever known; keeping busy on the 46 lock route meant that I was tired in the evenings and slept better than I have I have in years, but the scenery and sedentary pace of the whole thing made me distress within hours of first setting off. The boat itself was very clean, well laid out and had everything that we needed, all in excellent order. I recommend this company as one that delivers on its promises.
Martyn StubbsMartyn Stubbs
18:06 09 Sep 21
Picked up boat small induction off we went no problem. Clean boat. Rudder came off we rang black Prince someone was with us in 15 mins 10 minutes fixed on our way no problem. We throughly enjoyed ourselves. We will be back thankyou.
Anthony MorganAnthony Morgan
17:04 02 Sep 21
This is the 5th time we have been away with Black Prince but the first time from Stoke Pior. Can't fault their service. This is the first time we have been given a map of our journey with advice on where to Moor and not Moor, pump outs etc. Really friendly and helpful staff. Definitely would recommend Black Prince if you want to try a canal boat holiday. Their boats are always clean and are very modern.
Proud British Vet-086Proud British Vet-086
11:18 12 Aug 21
I cannot Thank Black Prince at Stoke Prior enough. Especially Bob.These guys went above and beyond, to help me out of a sticky situation I found myself in, due to a breakdown, and waterpump drive belt failure.Without their very kind assistance I would have been somewhat stuck.It's people like this that really do make boating such a pleasure.My Sincere Thanks.Kind Regards Martin and DiNB Fragil
Gavin ParkesGavin Parkes
11:54 18 Jul 21
Highly recommended. This is the second time we have hired a boat with Black Prince and the first time from this base. The experience was top class. Very friendly and helpful staff who were very knowledgeable in a relaxed manner. Boat was clean, comfortable, reliable and could not want more. We will use Black Prince again in the future.
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