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Cruising the canals of the UK

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A Canal Boat Holiday will give you the opportunity to experience some magnificent engineering feats.

Marvel at the way the canals would have been built many of the tunnels for instance were dug by hand and took years and years to complete.

How did the manage to divert the canal up hill locks and lock flights and even boat lifts were the answer.

If a river or valley had to be crossed then aqueducts were built, some over 1000 feet long.

Villages grew along side the canals and many of these waterside communities remain in their unspoilt state today.

Stoke Bruerne is situated on the Grand Union Canal and known as Britains prettiest Canal village.

The Tardebigge Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, with 36 locks in a row, is the ultimate feat on any Canal Boat Holiday.

The Standedge Tunnel is 17,000 feet long, 638 feet below ground and 645 feet above sea level and this makes it the highest, deepest and longest tunnel on the UK canal system.

The Pontcysyllte on the Llangollen Canal is a spectacular aqueduct that carries the canal and your Canal Boat over the Dee Valley at a height of 125 feet.

Stourport on Severn is unique as it is the only town in Britain that was built solely as a consequence of the coming of the canals.

To visit this charming Georgian town with its delightful maritime atmosphere book your Canal Boat Holiday from either Worcester or Alvechurch Marinas.

Situated on the Kennet And Avon Canal the Caen Hill Flight is a 16 lock flight thought be the most impressive in the UK.

The flight is part of a longer 29 lock sequence at Devizes all of which are packed into just over two miles.

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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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