Holiday Inspirations

Celebrate the 200th year of the UK’s longest canal from our new base at Reedley!

Posted by on October 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is a whopping 127 miles long and consists of 91 locks. It played a huge part in the industrial revolution and was the main method of transporting goods, most importantly coal. The canal links the two cities, with Liverpool to the West and Leeds to the East. There is plenty […]

Cosy canal boat winter holidays

Posted by on October 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

  Take a narrowboat holiday with a difference this winter and enjoy the canals in a unique setting. The scenery on the canals in the winter months is picture-perfect with frosty mornings, calm waterways and crispy towpaths. It’s not just the scenery that makes a winter canal boat holiday appealing, it’s a chance to slow […]

Norfolk Broads- 10 reasons to hire a boat on the Broads

Posted by on October 6, 2016 at 3:09 pm

The Norfolk Broads is the perfect destination for your 2017 holiday. Known as ‘Britain’s magical waterland’, the Broads offers 125 miles of navigable waterways, and of course, the best way to discover it all is by boat! With picturesque towns and villages, waterside pubs and plenty of visitor attractions, the Broads is just waiting to […]

An education on the UK waterways

Posted by on September 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Teach your children something new this October half term. A canal boating holiday can be a great way to get children outside and active, learning whilst having fun. Each canal and river has something different to offer and gives children the chance to engage and experience something completely new. The canals and waterways of the […]

Boating in Beautiful Burgundy!

Posted by on September 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Dawn, a team member at Waterways Holidays took her family to France in May to enjoy a boating experience with a different flavour on the canals and rivers of Burgundy. She has been kind enough to share her holiday experience with us in her travel log: After many years of boating on the […]

Book your October half term boating holiday

Posted by on September 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Beat the back-to-school blues by booking a boating holiday in the October half term. With options on both the Norfolk Broads and the UK canals available, there are plenty of locations to choose from. Boating holidays in autumn give you the chance to experience the UK waters in a completely different light; with the sun […]

Narrowboat hire in Scotland

Posted by on August 26, 2016 at 8:19 am

  A boating holiday on the Scottish canals gives you the opportunity to explore and meander your way along both the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, linked together by the impressive Falkirk Wheel. The once derelict canals have been wonderfully restored and have opened up some of the most beautiful waterways in […]

Boating holidays on the Welsh waterways

Posted by on July 13, 2016 at 5:41 pm

The canals in Wales host some of the most beautiful scenery on all of the waterways in the UK. With either the north of Wales or the south available to choose from, the Llangollen and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal both have a lot to offer on your boating holiday.     The Llangollen Canal […]

Luxury Widebeam boat Larkspur

Posted by on July 8, 2016 at 9:07 am

alsoFancy a boating holiday with that extra bit of added luxury? The widebeam boat ‘Larkspur’ is perfect for a family or friends holiday, sleeping up to 6 people, with an extra 4ft of width compared to traditional narrowboats; it’s like being on a quaint, floating holiday cottage. Located on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal, […]

Zoe Celebrates 120 Years!

Posted by on June 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm

In this year when HRH Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 90th Birthday, the Norfolk Broads hire yacht ‘Zoe’ is celebrating her 120th year! Built in 1896 by Ernest Collins of Wroxham as a lugsail rigged counter stern hire yacht. In honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, ‘Zoe’ was originally named ‘Jubilee’. She appeared in the very […]