A canal boat holiday to Worcestershire takes you straight to the heartland of historic England. It’s a region that offers a wealth of history and variety on the waterways, from scenic English countryside to bustling towns and cities.
You can choose to gently cruise along relaxing routes such as the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, taking life at a leisurely pace or you can head towards historic towns and learn more about the industrial heritage of the waterways.
Worcestershire Canal boat hire base
The Black Prince Worcestershire canal boat hire base is at Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove. There are plenty of options in this area, from short breaks to longer holidays. A short break could take you to historic Worcester via the new Droitwich ring, or if you fancy a longer holiday then choose from a variety of routes along the Stourport Ring, the Avon Ring and the Warwickshire Ring, where you can visit cities such as Birmingham and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Worcester City – with its impressive cathedral, Royal Worcester factory shops, the Tudor House museum.
Stourport Canal Basin – brilliant for boat fanatics, you’ll find narrowboats and yachts against a backdrop of historic Georgian warehouses. Take time to visit the Heritage Room that offers guided tours.
The River Severn – a picturesque river, easy to cruise.
Kinver Edge – a high sandstone ridge and hill fort overlooking dramatic red sandstone rock houses, great for exploring.
Tardebigge Flight – the longest flight of locks in the UK overlooking beautiful Worcestershire countryside.
Call in at Stratford-Upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare’s Theatre, Mary Arden’s House.
Birmingham is a bustling city with the Bullring shopping centre, Gas Street Basin, Botanical Gardens.
One of our favourites is Cadbury World. Enjoy a tasty tour around this world famous chocolate factory.
Warwick & Leamington Spa arr historic towns on the edge of the waterways.
Warwick Castle is a fun interactive tourist attraction with great range of entertainment, from live actor experiences to bird shows, archery displays and jousting.
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