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Visit Coventry by narrowboat- The City of Culture 2021

Published on December 8, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

Last night it was announced that Coventry had won its bid to become the City of Culture 2021. It came top above Swansea, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent and Sunderland. Hull is the current City of Culture;  cities bid for the title every 4 years.  Hull has gained an investment of around 1 billion and the economy is […]

October half term boating holiday ideas

Published on September 28, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

Fancy something different this October half term? Why not try a family boating holiday on the UK canals or the Norfolk Broads. Keep the kids occupied helping out with the locks on the canals, or bird spotting on the Broads. No previous experience is necessary and we would be more than happy to help you […]

Heather’s first boating holiday

Published on September 25, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

As the newest member of the Waterways Holidays team, my first 6 months with the company fast approaching, I decided to take my family on our first ever narrowboat holiday to celebrate my mother’s 70th Birthday. Day One We were collecting “Marilyn” from Uplands Marina at Northwich on the August bank holiday and were looking […]

Top 3 canals for an autumn break away

Published on September 20, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

Autumn is a fantastic time of year for a boating holiday. With the hustle and bustle of the school holidays over it’s a much quieter time to enjoy the waterways. The golden autumnal colours are brought to life on the waters, with the scenery becoming even more spectacular. Wake up to beautiful misty mornings and […]

Take a look at our new boats available to hire

Published on May 10, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

We have added some new boats to our website for your 2017 boating holiday. And now there’s an even better choice of locations for your next holiday. Offering a variety of routes suited to novices and experienced boaters alike.   ‘Midland Mallard‘ is a 63ft narrowboat ideal for families or a group of friends. Located […]

Boating holiday routes: The River Wey

Published on February 2, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

The peaceful and beautifully scenic River Wey travels through the heart of some of Surrey’s best countryside, providing boaters with the chance to explore some of the County’s attractive towns and villages. This picturesque canalised river travels all the way from Godalming in Surrey, to the Thames Lock at Weybridge. Since 1653 it was used […]

Boat hire for Valentine’s Day

Published on January 19, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

Struggling for some romantic inspiration for Valentine’s day? We’ve found a selection of cosy boating breaks for two in some of the most idyllic locations in the UK. No previous boating experience is necessary, as full training is given on arrival.   Our marina at Rugby are offering boating breaks over the Valentine’s period. Perfect […]

Boating holiday routes: The River Avon

Published on December 7, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

The picturesque River Avon meanders its way through attractive Warwickshire and Gloucestershire countryside, providing boaters with plenty of opportunities to alight and explore some of the most historic towns and villages in the UK. Tewkesbury, the characterful town with its medieval streets hosts beautiful Tudor, black and white half-timber buildings. The popular town is home […]

Boating holiday routes: Cruising The Ashby Canal

Published on November 23, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

The perfect choice for first time boaters or experienced boaters wanting a gentle holiday as the Ashby Canal is lock-free, enabling boaters to relax and enjoy the pretty scenery.  At 22 miles long, the unspoilt Ashby Canal passes through rural countryside with plenty of wildlife to keep you company.  The length of the Ashby Canal […]

Festivities on the UK canals this Christmas

Published on November 9, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

Christmas is a magical time of year to explore the UK waterways. With beautiful crisp mornings and cosy evenings by the solid fuel stove, winter-time cruising certainly has its appeals. There are plenty of attractions available to visit around Christmas time all over the UK, here’s a round-up of the best ones this year: Warwick […]