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19-06-2013 : NEWBURY WATERWAYS FESTIVAL

If you are cruising the Kennet And Avon Canal this weekend on your Canal Boat Holiday moor up at Newbury and enjoy the Waterways Festival.

This years festival theme will be 'Midsummer Madness' and the Canal Boats will start gathering from Friday 21st June for the event which takes place in Victoria Park and at The Wharf.

Canal Boat Holiday visitors can enjoy a trip on the trusts Canal Boat, Jubilee, departing from the canal wharf.

Throughout the festival you can have a chance to look inside a range of Canal Boats so hop aboard and have a nose.

The festival will end with the traditional duck race, when more than a thousand plastic ducks will be racing or bobbing along the Kennet And Avon Canal.

To join in the fun at the Waterside Festival book your Canal Boat Holiday from either Hilperton or Aldermaston and cruise the Kennet And Avon Canal to Newbury.

If you have the time after the festival stay a while and explore the Berkshire town of Newbury.

Discover the wonders of the rainforest at The Living Rainforest and look for the animals, butterflies and birds.

The West Berkshire Museum is situated on the Canal Wharf and is housed in two of Newburys most historic buildings.

Learn about the Inland Waterways history and in particular the Kennet And Avon Canal.

Highclere Castle was once the home of the 5th Lord Carnarvon who together with Howard Carter in 1922 discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Enter through into the Shrine Room and the 'Treasury to observe closely some of the extraordinary works of art.

The sweeping parkland has breathtaking views across the rolling downlands of North Hampshire and the Kennet Valley.

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