Canal Boat Holiday Finder
1. Choose your year
2. Choose your month
3. Choose your day

 
How to use the canal holiday finder
 

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

UK Canal boat holidays

02-08-2013 : CELEBRATE 25 YEARS AT THE GLOUCESTER WATERWAYS MUSEUM

Canal Boat Holiday guests cruising the Gloucester And Sharpness Canal this weekend should pop along to the Gloucester Waterways Museum and celebrate their 25th anniversary.

It will be 25 years since HRH Prince Charles officially opened Gloucester Waterways Museum so join the museum team on Sunday as they celebrate the ongoing success of the museum with an anniversary party to remember.

There will be traditional waterways music, waterways craft demonstrations, children's activities, boat trips and much more when Gloucester The museum's famous steam dredger will be in operation and visitors will be asked to share their favourite memories of the museum over the years.

The Waterways Museum is housed in the once derelict port of Gloucester Docks which is now a vibrant retail, leisure and residential area.

At times you can view the Tall Ships moored in the docks and the area will look familiar as the Onedin Line was filmed there.

Visit the collection of restored Victorian warehouses containing shops, museums, restaurants and cafe bars.

Take the time to explore the city of Gloucester which is situated on the Gloucester And Sharpness Canal.

The Cathedral was built in 1100 as a Norman abbey church is in the centre of Gloucester and boasts an impressive nave and Norman pillars.

The vaulted cloisters are now world famous because it was where some scenes of the Harry Potter films were filmed.

The childrens novel The Taylor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter was published in 1903 and tells the story of a group of mice helping a tailor finish his work in time for Christmas.

Visit The House of the Tailor of Gloucester where this charming story is told.

Walk down narrow cobbled streets and past ancient buildings and into the main pedestrianised shopping area.

Visit the market which is a great place to pick up a bargain and also has stalls selling traditional local produce such as the famous Gloucester sausage.

More articles >
 
Moored at the canalside
 

Freedom to choose

The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
The canal boat lounge,equipped with TV & DVD
 
Canal boat holidays,
the fastest way to slow down!
home - locations - boats - cruising routes - Maps / guides - offers - faqs - contact - articles - news - testimonials - links - sitemap