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Our Canal Boat Holiday location in Alvechurch offers a good base to explore this picturesque north eastern corner of Worcestershire.

The parish dates back to the time of Offa and the village was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1087.

Alvechurch itself features a number of historic buildings dating back to the 15th century when it was the site of a Bishops palace and the village centre is now a designated Conservation Area.

The parish Church of St Laurence also dates back to the early 13th century although it was extensively rebuilt in the 1860s.

The village of Alvechurch nestles on the Birmingham and Worcester Canal and Alvechurch Marina is easily accessible from most of the UK.

The village of Alvechurch is situated in the Worcestershire countryside between the Lickey Hills and the Forest of Arden.

For non drivers, overseas visitors or if you just want to leave the car at home then Alvechurch is an ideal choice as the railway station is only about 300 meters away from the Marina.

The Weighbridge public house which serves home cooked bar meals and breakfasts giving the opportunity to relax at the beginning and the end of your Canal Boat Holiday.

For Canal Boat Holiday guests wanting exercise the North Worcestershire Path passes close by or you can visit the stunning Clent Hills which are administered by the National Trust.

A number of Wildlife Trust reserves are also close by both the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and The Warwickshire Wildlife Trust are great for places to visit.

Cruising from Alvechurch delves into the varied landscape of five Midlands counties with a rich mixture of sights and scenery, modern and historic, rural and industrial.

Locks are met in majestic flights in this part of the country, so be prepared for some good bursts of activity.

The marina is at the heart of an extremely varied canal network, with a fine selection of ring routes.

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