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Our canal boat holiday locations are:

Reading in Berkshire

Anderton in Cheshire

Alvechurch in Worcestershire

Ellesmere in Shropshire

Falkirk in Sterlingshire

Gailey in Staffordshire

Blisworth Arm in Northamptonshire

Abergavenny in Monmouthshire

Trowbridge in Wiltshire

March in Cambridgeshire

Reedley in Lancashire

Rugby in Warwickhsire

Market Harborough in Leicestershire

Whitchurch in Shropshire

Worcester in Worcestershire

Wrenbury in Cheshire

 
Cruising the canals of the UK

Staffordshire canal boat holidays

01-12-2011 : CHRISTMAS AT SHUGBOROUGH HALL IN STAFFORDSHIRE

If you are exploring the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal on your Canal Boat Holiday this winter visit Shugborough Hall.

Christmas would not be complete without a visit to this magical estate when each year it is transformed into a candlelit, flower filled festive experience.

Marvel at the elegant Mansion House,  filled with fresh flowers carefully crafted into exhilarating displays and complemented by the flickering lights of hundreds of candles.

Festive foliage taken from the estates 900 acres adorns roaring fireplaces while enormous Christmas trees fill the grandest state rooms.

Go below stairs to the Servants Quarters where you will see the maids busily preparing for Christmas in the kitchen, laundry and brewhouse using traditional Victorian equipment.

The outside areas will be filled with traditional entertainment, a nativity scene and decorated with hundreds of fairy lights, making this a truly magical experience.

For some unusual last minute Christmas gifts visit the craft and fine food marquee where you will find craft workers, specialist food sellers and stalls selling exclusive giftware.

Shugborough Hall is the home of the late Lord Litchfield and can be visited during a Canal Boat Holiday cruising the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.

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