So, you're thinking about booking a holiday aboard a narowboat. Apart from locks, bridges and pubs, what si there to do? We, at FloatingDreams.co.uk try to help you prepare in all sorts of ways. Here, we've attached a couple of booklets that you can browse which will show you all sorts of things to do on the canals on England and Wales..There really is no end to the fun and excitement to be had...for the young to the young at heart....so...read on....
When people inquire about narrowboat holiday with us, they quite often ask me about the routes that they can take from Nantwich Canal Centre and what there is to see and do along the way. This would be of more concern to parents when they are thinkig about keeping their children entertained. A happy child is one that will sleep soundly we find!!!
So....from Nantwich, there are several possibilities.
The most popular choice is the route to Llangollen. This route is well within reach on a 7 night cruise, (although in the hight of summer it can get a little busy and congested around certain locks and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.) Along the way you will see some gorgeous countryside, 2 tunnels, the wonderful and historic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, (where you will need a good head for heights..) and the beautiful run in to Llangollen itself. The town boasts several famous attractions including the Llangollen Steam Railway. The river is splendid and there are several places where you can enjoy a picnic. There is also a horsedrawn canalboat at Llangollen Wharf which is sooo relaxing.
Chester is also a popular destination and can be reached on the short break holidays. On the way you will pass through the Bunbury flight of locks, (2) where friendly lockeepers will often be there to help you through and to have a chinwag with. Chester itself is a famous city where you can walk the walls, enjoy the shopping or stroll along the river, (if you havent had enough of water by then.) Spend the night moored in the city and you're ready for the return trip.
Turn onto the Middlewich arm and you're on your way to the Anderton Boat Lift. Opened in July 1875 it raises narrowboats and barges 50 feet between the Weaver Navigation and the Trent & Mersey Canal. Well worth a visit.
So, check out the two links below for more information
Hopefully, we've captured you imagination so why not check out dates and prices on our 'Book Now' page and book your narrowboat holiday with us. We hope you do...you'll remember it forever.
The FloatingDreams.co.uk team