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29-11-2011 : VISIT A NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY ON YOUR CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY

Book a Canal Boat Holiday this winter and visit one of the National Trust properties which are close to the canals.

With Christmas on its way many places of interest are getting ready to share the festive season with their guests.

Hanbury Hall is a beautiful William and Mary style house built in 1701 by Thomas Vernon and can easily visited from a Canal Boat Holiday on the Droitwich Canals.

Families can wander through the decorated house meet some of the Vernon family members from the 1890s and enjoy festive treats in the tea room s.

Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I and can be visited from a Canal Boat Holiday booked from Blackwater Meadow.

Go along and see the magnificent state rooms decorated for Christmas with stunning Christmas trees, festive foliage and roaring fires which evokes Christmas past.

The children will love to meet elves in the workshop where all the toys are made.

At Biddulph Grange close to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal you can follow the fairy lights and find Santa in his grotto.

If you are on a Canal Boat Holiday in Cheshire visit Lyme Park visit Father Christmas or visit the delightful Beatrix Potter display.

The display includes the manuscript for Beatri'xs Christmas Tale, the Tailor of Gloucester and a selection of paintings on loan from her home in the Lake District.

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