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UK Canal boat holidays

10-11-2011 : DID YOU KNOW

That Birmingham has more canals than Venice, The Birmingham Canal Navigations extends to just over 100 miles of waterways.

Cruise the longest canal in the UK, the Grand Union, on a Canal Boat Holiday, it stretches for 137 miles and links London to Birmingham.

The UKs longest river is the River Severn at 220 miles in length, a trickle compared to the worlds longest river, The Nile, which is 4,160 miles long.

The Cheese Boat says what it does on the tin this Canal Boat cruises the canal network selling some rather remarkable cheeses.

Moored at the Bancroft Basin at Stratford on Avon The Barge Gallery provide art lovers with a very unusual venue to view works of art in this floating gallery.

The Brass Farthing has been converted into a floating bike and repair shop.

Based on the Oxford Canal it is a unique sight moored on the bank with its wares displayed on the roof and towpath, handy if you get a puncture.

You may be able to take in a production of The Mikron touring theatre company on your Canal Boat Holiday they have been cruising the canals in their narrow boat Tyseley for 40 years.

The ocean in the canal well jellyfish, mussels and seaweed can be found living in the Leeds And Liverpool Canal.

An odd place for a beach and not so much sand as dirt but there really is one located right under The Gravelly Hill Interchange which is better known as Spaghetti Junction.

You may think you are seeing things when you spot a Lighthouse on your Canal Boat Holiday but it is true.

It may be 30 miles from the sea but a lighthouse stands on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal.


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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.
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