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Do you want to do something completely different this Halloween then why not book a Canal Boat Holiday and go on a spooky adventure.

Ghostly happenings have been reported on the canals of Britain for hundreds of years.

Start your Canal Boat Holiday from Union Wharf Marina and cruise through the spooky territory of the Grand Union Canal through the Blisworth tunnel where its tragic history still haunts Canal Boaters today.

Fourteen men died in its construction when the original tunnel collapsed.

A mysterious fork in the tunnel was seen recently by boaters and when they emerged from the tunnel and questioned it, they were assured that a fork no longer exists.

The image they saw was the location of the original tunnel where the tragic accident occurred 200 years earlier.

Listen out for Spring Heeled Jack as you pass beneath the Grand Union bridges the echo of his footsteps here have terrorised boatmen since the 1830s.

If your Canal Boat Holiday takes you onto the Trent And Mersey Canal you may well encounter the ghostly happening in the eerie Harecastle Tunnel.

The beheaded corpse of Kit Crewbucket was found here and has haunted the canal tunnel ever since.

At Brindley Bank the dark tale of murdered Christina Collins has been scaring boatmen since 1839 and legend has it that ghostly bloodstained rocks appear at the site where she met her tragic end.

Book a Canal Boat Holiday on The Shropshire Union Canal and cruise on Britains most haunted canal.

At the northern close to the city of Chester many have glimpsed the ghost of a Roman Centurion who guards the walls.

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