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English Boating Guide


Our English Boating Holiday Guide brings you England's unique network of inland waterways - a special world waiting to be explored. Built more than two centuries ago as one of the engines of the Industrial Revolution, these 2,000 miles of canals and navigable rivers thread through countryside and towns, from Newcastle to Manchester and from Birmingham to London. View and book you England boat holidays online in our guide.

Today the inland waterways have been rediscovered for recreation and leisure activities such as walking, boating, canoeing, sailing, cycling and fishing. Their historic buildings and the dramatic design of their pioneering structures, along with their beautiful natural environments and wealth of wildlife, attract millions every year. You can find the very best selected here on our English Boating Holiday Guide and browse England boat Holidays online




The most popular way to visit the waterways is simply to walk along the towpath beside every canal. Waterways connect almost every major town and city in the UK and provide wonderful routes for short or long walks through the English countryside.

But it's the boats that give the waterways their life and colour. Fully- equipped canal boats can be hired by the week, or for short breaks. There are also many trip boats and cruising restaurants taking visitors on cruises into the countryside. We feature these on our English Boating Holiday Guide.

Viewing England boat Holidays online is the easy part! More active ways to enjoy the waterways include canoeing, or riding cycles along the towpaths where it is permitted. As canals only have gentle gradients, they're ideal for cycle rides. You can find all of these here on the English Boating Holiday Guide.




And you don't have to have a boat these days to enjoy some of the most historic and interesting attractions on the waterways. There's the three-mile Standedge Tunnel, dug by hand 200 years ago, or the extraordinary Anderton Boat Lift which raises boats 50 feet between two waterways. All these attractions can be visited on short boat trips from their visitor centres where you can learn more of their fascinating story, and find cafes and gift shops. There are also many other visitor attractions and museums around England at historic waterway locations, from Gloucester's magnificent docks to Foxton Locks in the rural East Midlands. We have captured the very essence of english boating here on our English Boating Holiday Guide

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