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25 October 2018 - Cosy on The Cut: Canal Breaks with Waterways Holidays

Britain's canals have had a busy summer - the best-ever for narrowboat hire according to Waterways Holidays - but The Cut* is open all year and so are many boat bases across the country......

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14 October 2018 - Save up to 40% on October Canal Boat Hire

Waterways Holidays, the one-stop advice centre and booking site for holidays on Britain's inland waterways, has a host of offers on October hire, with reductions of up to 40 per cent......

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13 September 2018 - Half Term on Britain's Canals from 507 for a Family of 6

October half-term holidays are an opportunity to try a self-catering break with a difference: a modern family-friendly narrowboat on Britain's canals, with prices from just 507 for a Monday to Friday break for up to six people!......

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1. Norfolk Broads

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Norfolk Broads boating holidays Potter Heigham Bridge Windmill view on the Norfolk Broads Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling Broads, Norfolk Broads
Sailing Yacht - Zoe Sailing Wherry Wroxham Bridge on the Norfolk Broads Southern Comfort Paddle Steamer at Horning on the Norfolk Broads
Waterfront pub at Coltishall on the Norfolk Broads picturesque skies on the Norfolk Broads Mooring on the Norfolk Broads sailing yacht on the Broads
Yachts mooring at Horsey near the wind pump boat hire on the Norfolk Broads Motor cruiser on the waterfront pubs Sailing yachts on the Broads

2. UK Canals

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