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Alvechurch Marina

Alvechurch Marina on the Worcester and Birmingham canal to start you Canal boat holidays.

Address : Scarfield Road, Alvechurch, Worcestershire. B48 7SQ

Alvechurch Marina

Cruising from Alvechurch delves into the varied landscape of 5 Midlands counties with a rich mixture of sights and scenery - modern & historic, rural & industrial. Locks are met in majestic flights in this part of the country, so be prepared for some good bursts of activity. The marina is at the heart of an extremely varied canal network, with a fine selection of ring routes. Features include the impressive 30 lock Tardebigge flight.

Excellent selection of week-long cruises including Stratford & return or The Stourport Ring, and Black Country Ring

A good area for plenty of locks

Enjoy a short break into the centre of Birmingham – the Gas Street basin, with no locks !

The marina itself is just 10 minutes from junction 2 of the M42, half way between the cities of Worcester and Birmingham - by road or by canal! Alvechurch Marina has its own cosy canal-side pub 'The Weighbridge', serving real ales and bar food. 0121 445 5111 www.the-weighbridge.co.uk


Things to see and do from Alvechurch Marina

Black Country Museum - See the historic building brought to life and meet the characters who lived and worked in bygone times, there will be a warm welcome awaiting you at the Bottle and Glass where you can try a traditional pint of Black Country Real Ale.

Cadburys World - At the world famous chocolate factory take a tour and see the your favourite chocolate being made, visit the museum and learn the history of chocolate from the Aztec's to present day.

Warwick Castle - Be a guest at a house party hosted by Daisy, Countess of Warwick meet Daisy and her friends preparing for their party, visit the dungeons or enter the labyrinth of lost soles.

Drayton Manor - Packed with great rides and set in 280 acres of parkland it features some of Europe's wettest and scariest rides including The Shockwave, a stand up roller-coaster, Apocalypse and Pandemonium a ride to turn your world upside down.

The Snow Dome - Have really great fun on real snow have a skiing or snowboarding lesson and let the children play in the children's play-area or on the mini ice rink


Alvechurch Marina cruising map

Directions

By Road : The marina is on the western edge of the village of Alvechurch, close to the railway station.

Exit the M42 at Junction 2 (to Birmingham South, Redditch).Take the A441 towards Birmingham for 1/2 mile.

At mini-roundabout take 1st exit (to Alvechurch) for 1 mile. At mini-roundabout go straight on (slightly to left), 2nd exit (to Alvechurch).Pass under the motorway and continue into the village for 1/2 mile, straight across the mini-roundabout. Immediately after the pedestrian traffic lights turn right.

Brown marina sign on the left points towards the marina. Pass over a double hump-backed bridge (the railway, then the canal) and the marina entrance is 100m on the left.

By Rail : From London: Go to London (Euston) station and take the train to Birmingham (New Street) station. On weekdays and Saturdays trains depart every 30 minutes and the journey time is about 90 minutes.

At Birmingham (New Street) change trains to the local service to Redditch. This service operates every 30 minutes and journey time is about 40 minutes. Alvechurch is an unmanned station which is the last stop before Redditch. The marina is only about 300 metres from the station.

On the road outside the station turn left and go over the railway and canal bridges and we are 100 metres on the left. If you need assistance with luggage when you arrive at Alvechurch station please send one of your party ahead to the marina to request assistance.

For information about train timetables and ticket costs for all mainline rail transport please go to www.thetrainline.com.

By Air : From Birmingham International Airport: Take a taxi to the marina (about 30 minutes). From Luton, Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted:

Take the inter-airport coach service to Birmingham International Airport then take a taxi as above. Alternatively, make your way to London (Euston) and take a train as above.

Moored at the canalside

Alvechurch Marina rivers.

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