Oxford and the Grand Union Canal Boat Holidays

Wallingford Boats

The Oxford Canal links the historic city of Oxford to Coventry in the East Midlands, taking in the Shakespeare country of Warwickshire and popular destination of Stratford -on-Avon en route. It is regarded as one of the most scenic waterways.

The Grand Union canal is a combination of canals that were once the primary link between the Midlands and London.

A Boating Holiday on this network of waterways allows you to explore some fine English countryside, taking you into the centre of London if you so wish.

Here are the Boat Holidays that we have available on the Oxford And Grand Union Canal.

Click on the Boat's name to view the details.

If you require Hotel accommodation before of after your holiday near this canal, see our partner site Oxfordshire.info

Gayton Marina UK Boat Hire



Gayton is situated on the Grand Union Canal - a motorway of its time but now the most peaceful route imaginable from Birmingham to London with the rural countryside punctuated by towns and villages.
Gayton Marina
Blisworth Arm Gayton Northamptonshire
NN7 3ER
Site Facilities
    • Cruiser stern
    • Vacuum cleaner
    • Fitted carpets (saloon and cabins)
    • Ensuite hip bath with overhead shower and electric flush WC
    • Shower with electric flush WC

    Microwave • 240 Volts • Multi Toilet • DVD • Multi Shower • Bicycles Allowed

Gayton Gull

Sleeps 6
Large canal boat with extensive rear deck area.
Weekly Price Range £1,159 - £2068
Ref No BH1658
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Gayton Gull Boat Holiday

Gayton Eagle

Sleeps 7
Charming canal boat with clever sleeping design.
Weekly Price Range £1,159 - £2068
Ref No BH1655
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Gayton Eagle Boat Holiday

Gayton Owl

Sleeps 10
Canal boat sleeping up to ten – perfect for large groups or two families.
Weekly Price Range £1,414 - £2418
Ref No BH1659
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Gayton Owl Boat Holiday

Gayton Swan

Sleeps 12
Large canal boat with flexible sleeping arrangments for up to twelve.
Weekly Price Range £1,414 - £2505
Ref No BH1661
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Gayton Swan Boat Holiday

Gayton Bunting

Sleeps 5
Smart and practical canal boat for a couple or small family.
Weekly Price Range £904 - £1499
Ref No BH1828
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Gayton Bunting Boat Holiday

Gayton Warbler

Sleeps 8
Spacious canal boat sleeping up to eight.
Weekly Price Range £1,414 - £2505
Ref No BH2374
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Gayton Warbler Boat Holiday

Gayton Heron

Sleeps 5
Comfortable canal boat with fuel stove and flexible sleeping for up to five.
Weekly Price Range £1,074 - £1805
Ref No BH2047
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Gayton Heron Boat Holiday

Gayton Thrush

Sleeps 6
Spacious 66ft canal boat for parties up to six.
Weekly Price Range £1,159 - £2068
Ref No BH1662
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Gayton Thrush Boat Holiday

Gayton Grebe

Sleeps 4
Ideal for a couple or small family with a large rear deck.
Weekly Price Range £904 - £1543
Ref No BH1657
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Gayton Grebe Boat Holiday

Rugby Wharf UK Boat Hire



With a choice of well-fitted and equipped narrowboats sleeping from two to eight people you just need to decide which suits you and where you want to cruise. North from Rugby is quite rural and almost lock free whereas a trip south takes you down to the Grand Union Canal - a bygone ’highway’ of a canal! Excellent territory for a variety of short breaks; you will be spoilt for choice and well serviced with pubs and ancient countryside.
Rugby Wharf
Rugby Warwickshire
CV21 1PB
Site Facilities
    • Semi-traditional stern
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Vacuum cleaner
    • Security safe
    • Fitted carpets (saloon and cabins)
    • Shower with electric flush WC

    Microwave • 240 Volts • DVD • Bicycles Allowed

Rugby Wren

Sleeps 4
Canal boat ideal for two couples.
Weekly Price Range £1,074 - £1805
Ref No BH2215
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Rugby Wren Boat Holiday

Rugby Warbler

Sleeps 8
Spacious canal boat sleeping up to eight.
Weekly Price Range £1,414 - £2434
Ref No BH2370
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Rugby Warbler Boat Holiday

Rugby Lark

Sleeps 6
Spacious modern canal boat with a high quality finish.
Weekly Price Range £1,159 - £2068
Ref No BH2330
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Rugby Lark Boat Holiday

Rugby Medway

Sleeps 6
Popular canal boat with two double cabins making it ideal for two couples.
Weekly Price Range £1,074 - £1805
Ref No BH1691
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Rugby Medway Boat Holiday

Rugby Wagtail

Sleeps 10
Large canal boat with flexible sleeping arrangments up to twelve.
Weekly Price Range £1,414 - £2505
Ref No BH2441
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Rugby Wagtail Boat Holiday

Rugby Derwent

Sleeps 6
Well designed and maintained canal boat.
Weekly Price Range £1,074 - £1805
Ref No BH1690
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Rugby Derwent Boat Holiday

Rugby Tyne

Sleeps 4
Superb accommodation for two people or for a small family or group.
Weekly Price Range £813 - £1455
Ref No BH1692
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Rugby Tyne Boat Holiday

Rugby Grebe

Sleeps 4
Ideal for a couple or small family with large rear deck.
Weekly Price Range £904 - £1543
Ref No BH2125
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Rugby Grebe Boat Holiday

Rugby Gull

Sleeps 6
Large canal boat with extensive rear deck area.
Weekly Price Range £1,159 - £2068
Ref No BH2126
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Rugby Gull Boat Holiday

Napton Marina Napton Narrowboats



In beautiful Warwickshire at the junction of the South Oxford and Grand Union Canals Napton Marina (the location of Napton Narrowboats) offers an excellent choice of routes. Their superb fleet of extremely quiet and comfortable boats are well known for their innovative design and quality fittings and furnishings.
Napton Narrowboats
Napton on the Hill Warwickshire
CV47 8HX
Site Facilities
    • New in 2016
    • Cruiser stern
    • Coffee maker
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Flat screen TV in lounge and cabin
    • CD/MP3 player
    • Enclosed shower and freshwater flush WC

    Bicycles Allowed • New Boat

Regency 2 Megan

Sleeps 2
Luxurious space for two people with rear deck dining. Beautifully designed for effortless cruising.
Weekly Price Range £950 - £1295
Ref No BH2306
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Regency 2 Megan Boat Holiday

Regency 6 Rosanna

Sleeps 8
An ultra-modern canal boat offering superb living space including three ensuite cabins with king-size beds. A spacious rear deck for alfresco dining finishes off this beautiful canal boat ideal for families or friends.
Weekly Price Range £1,389 - £2535
Ref No BH2234
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Regency 6 Rosanna Boat Holiday

Explorer 8

Sleeps 10
Beautifully fitted out in light oak with two WCs and large saloon windows very comfortable for eight.
Weekly Price Range £1,125 - £1999
Ref No BH1157
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Explorer 8 Boat Holiday

Regency 2 Helena

Sleeps 2
Luxurious and effortless cruising for two is easy where ample space and modern design blend with beautiful interiors.
Weekly Price Range £950 - £1295
Ref No BH2307
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Regency 2 Helena Boat Holiday

Elite 4

Sleeps 6
Two cabins two full bathrooms and large comfortable saloon.
Weekly Price Range £1,129 - £2095
Ref No BH1150
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Elite 4 Boat Holiday

Elite 8

Sleeps 10
Two king size doubles two WCs and large saloon. Extremely comfortable for eight.
Weekly Price Range £1,149 - £2095
Ref No BH1547
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Elite 8 Boat Holiday

Elite 6R Florence

Sleeps 8
Three cabins three full bathrooms and large comfortable saloon.
Weekly Price Range £1,335 - £2425
Ref No BH2014
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Elite 6R Florence Boat Holiday

Explorer 2

Sleeps 2
Beautifully fitted out in light oak with free standing sofa in saloon – perfect starter boat for 2.
Weekly Price Range £829 - £1159
Ref No BH2308
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Explorer 2 Boat Holiday

Regency 6 Annabelle

Sleeps 8
Ultra-modern canal boat offering superb living space including two ensuite doubles with king-size beds. A spacious rear deck for al fresco dining finishes off this beautiful canal boat ideal for families or friends.
Weekly Price Range £1,295 - £2465
Ref No BH2305
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Regency 6 Annabelle Boat Holiday

Regency 6 Jessica

Sleeps 8
An ultra-modern canal boat offering superb living space including three ensuite cabins with king-size beds. A spacious rear deck for alfresco dining finishes off this beautiful canal boat ideal for families or friends.
Weekly Price Range £1,389 - £2535
Ref No BH2385
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Regency 6 Jessica Boat Holiday

Discovery 6R Eliana

Sleeps 8
Two cabins two full bathrooms and large comfortable saloon.
Weekly Price Range £1,329 - £2365
Ref No BH2480
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Discovery 6R Eliana Boat Holiday

Regency 4 Dominique

Sleeps 6
With two ensuite double cabins and further sleeping in the saloon Regency 4 Dominique is superb for families. A spacious interior and rear deck area guarantee a sociable and all seasons break with this innovatively designed canal boat.
Weekly Price Range £1,225 - £2295
Ref No BH2263
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Regency 4 Dominique Boat Holiday

Regency 2 Sophie

Sleeps 2
Luxurious and effortless cruising for two is easy on Regency 2 Sophie where ample space and modern design blend with beautiful interiors.
Weekly Price Range £950 - £1295
Ref No BH2233
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Regency 2 Sophie Boat Holiday

Elite 6

Sleeps 8
Two cabins and large saloon extremely comfortable for six.
Weekly Price Range £1,075 - £1899
Ref No BH1151
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Elite 6 Boat Holiday

Regency 6 Constance

Sleeps 8
An ultra-modern canal boat offering superb living space including two ensuite cabins with king-size beds. A spacious rear deck for alfresco dining finishes off this beautiful canal boat ideal for families or friends.
Weekly Price Range £1,295 - £2465
Ref No BH2262
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Regency 6 Constance Boat Holiday

Regency 4 Claire

Sleeps 6
With two ensuite double cabins and further sleeping in the saloon Regency 4 Claire is superb for families. A spacious interior and rear deck area guarantee a sociable and all seasons break with this innovatively designed canal boat.
Weekly Price Range £1,225 - £2295
Ref No BH2202
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Regency 4 Claire Boat Holiday

Elite 6R 2B Catherine

Sleeps 8
Two cabins two full bathrooms and large comfortable saloon.
Weekly Price Range £1,295 - £2365
Ref No BH2101
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Elite 6R 2B Catherine Boat Holiday

Regency 4 Caroline

Sleeps 6
Regency 4 Caroline offers pleasant cruising and ever-changing landscapes from modern and beautiful interiors. The innovative cruiser stern ensures all of your crew can enjoy alfresco dining.
Weekly Price Range £1,225 - £2295
Ref No BH2165
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Regency 4 Caroline Boat Holiday

Elite 2

Sleeps 2
Luxury cruising for two – perfect for any special time away.
Weekly Price Range £859 - £1235
Ref No BH1546
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Elite 2 Boat Holiday

Calcutt Boats



Starting from Calcutt Boats central base the jewel in the crown of the South Midlands canals are the Grand Union and Oxford canals north and south. The Stratford and Ashby canals are also within easy reach. Boat styles and interiors have been designed using 40 years experience.
Calcutt Boats
Napton Junction Southam Warwickshire
CV47 8HX
Site Facilities
    • Cruiser stern
    • Shower
    • Separate WC

    240 Volts • DVD • Bicycles Allowed

Wild Hemlock

Sleeps 4
Open stern ideal for parties of up to four.
Weekly Price Range £523 - £932
Ref No BH1513
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Wild Hemlock Boat Holiday

Wild Lavender

Sleeps 4
Well equipped canal boat.
Weekly Price Range £515 - £932
Ref No BH1514
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Wild Lavender Boat Holiday

Wild Tansy

Sleeps 6
Spacious rear deck and flexible layout for friends or family.
Weekly Price Range £655 - £1173
Ref No BH1517
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Wild Tansy Boat Holiday

Wild Burdock

Sleeps 8
Ideal canal boat for larger parties or two families with spacious stern deck.
Weekly Price Range £847 - £1374
Ref No BH1511
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Wild Burdock Boat Holiday

Wild Mint

Sleeps 4
Large open stern suitable for two couples or a small family.
Weekly Price Range £561 - £1000
Ref No BH1515
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Wild Mint Boat Holiday

Wild Sorrel

Sleeps 6
Superior canal boat beautifully finished throughout.
Weekly Price Range £719 - £1224
Ref No BH1516
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Wild Sorrel Boat Holiday

Clifton Cruisers



This family run boatyard offers a choice of narrowboats ranging from two berths to six berths ideal for couples families or groups of friends. All are fitted to a high standard and enjoy a setting near Rugby in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside yet with convenient access from both M1 and M6 motorways. Why not arrive early and enjoy a cup of coffee and slice of cake in their ’Bridge 66’ cafe before your departure.
Clifton Cruisers Ltd
Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore Rugby Warwickshire
CV23 0DG
Site Facilities
    • New in 2017
    • Cruiser stern
    • Radiator central heating
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Microwave
    • Free standing settee sofa bed
    • Mood lighting
    • 2 stormhead shower/WCs
    • Heated towel rails

    Multi Shower • Bicycles Allowed • New Boat

Maggie

Sleeps 6
This ultra-modern canal boat offers a deluxe cruising experience. The superior fixtures and fittings add an extra element of luxury whilst the unique cruiser stern provides the perfect outside social space.
Weekly Price Range £790 - £1699
Ref No BH2426
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Maggie Boat Holiday

Little Pea

Sleeps 5
A luxury two berth which can be adapted to a five berth ideal for couples or a young family
Weekly Price Range £713 - £1535
Ref No BH2519
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Little Pea Boat Holiday

Peggy

Sleeps 6
This ultra-modern canal boat offers a deluxe cruising experience. The superior fixtures and fittings add an extra element of luxury whilst the unique cruiser stern provides the perfect outside social space.
Weekly Price Range £790 - £1699
Ref No BH2366
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Peggy Boat Holiday

Katy

Sleeps 4
Perfect for couples or a small family. Enjoy first-class cruising on-board this deluxe canal boat with a modern and comfortable interior and reverse layout for socialising.
Weekly Price Range £713 - £1535
Ref No BH2367
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Katy Boat Holiday

Alice

Sleeps 6
This ultra-modern canal boat offers a deluxe cruising experience. The superior fixtures and fittings add an extra element of luxury whilst the unique cruiser stern provides the perfect outside social space.
Weekly Price Range £769 - £1699
Ref No BH2429
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Alice Boat Holiday

Eleanor

Sleeps 6
This ultra-modern canal boat offers a deluxe cruising experience. The superior fixtures and fittings add an extra element of luxury whilst the unique cruiser stern provides the perfect outside social space.
Weekly Price Range £769 - £1699
Ref No BH2345
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Eleanor Boat Holiday

Molly

Sleeps 6
This ultra-modern canal boat offers a deluxe cruising experience. The superior fixtures and fittings add an extra element of luxury whilst the unique cruiser stern provides the perfect outside social space.
Weekly Price Range £769 - £1444
Ref No BH2428
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Molly Boat Holiday

Betty

Sleeps 6
Perfect for couples or a small family. Enjoy first-class cruising on-board this deluxe canal boat with a modern and comfortable interior and reverse layout for socialising.
Weekly Price Range £790 - £1699
Ref No BH2380
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Betty Boat Holiday

Heyford Wharf Oxfordshire Narrowboats



A combination of immaculately maintained top-quality narrowboats and wonderful cruising opportunities make this the perfect choice for exploring the Cotswolds Oxford and the peaceful South Oxford Canal. You can enjoy the numerous walking opportunities around these waterways and marvel at the excellent wildlife plus you will find plenty of canalside pubs and villages. Stunning scenery the narrow locks and lift bridges are all added activities which help make a memorable holiday. Why not arrive early and enjoy a waterside lunch at Kizzies Bistro which is fully licenced and offers delicious home made food.
Heyford Wharf
Lower Heyford Oxfordshire
OX25 5PD
Site Facilities
    • Cruiser stern
    • Picture windows in dining area
    • All low level berths
    • Bath with overhead shower/WC
    • Ensuite shower/WC

    240 Volts • Bath • Multi Toilet • DVD • Bicycles Allowed

Farnborough

Sleeps 8
Tastefully fitted and well equipped canal boat.
Weekly Price Range £998 - £2039
Ref No BH2285
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Farnborough Boat Holiday

Wallingford

Sleeps 10
Ideal canal boat for large families or groups of friends with flexible layout.
Weekly Price Range £1,108 - £2223
Ref No BH2189
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Wallingford Boat Holiday

Blenheim

Sleeps 8
Comfortable canal boat ideal for early and late season cruising.
Weekly Price Range £998 - £2059
Ref No BH1742
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Blenheim Boat Holiday

Chalford

Sleeps 12
Perfect canal boat for spreading the cost sleeping up to twelve with flexible layout.
Weekly Price Range £1,383 - £2513
Ref No BH1747
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Chalford Boat Holiday

Broughton

Sleeps 10
Large canal boat with flexible layout and adaptable sleeping design for larger parties.
Weekly Price Range £1,108 - £2263
Ref No BH1743
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Broughton Boat Holiday

Windsor

Sleeps 4
Luxury canal boat for two - perfect for a special time away.
Weekly Price Range £746 - £1219
Ref No BH2074
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Windsor Boat Holiday

Deddington

Sleeps 10
Well equipped canal boat with ample space and flexible layout.
Weekly Price Range £1,108 - £2223
Ref No BH1744
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Deddington Boat Holiday

Inglesham

Sleeps 12
Spacious canal boat sleeping up to twelve with flexible layout.
Weekly Price Range £1,383 - £2513
Ref No BH1748
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Inglesham Boat Holiday

Rousham

Sleeps 8
Charming canal boat ideal for couples or families.
Weekly Price Range £998 - £2039
Ref No BH1740
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Rousham Boat Holiday

Heyford

Sleeps 12
Spacious canal boat with flexible layout and extensive rear deck area.
Weekly Price Range £1,383 - £2513
Ref No BH2132
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Heyford Boat Holiday

Cropredy

Sleeps 12
Well designed canal boat perfect for any party type.
Weekly Price Range £1,383 - £2513
Ref No BH1746
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Cropredy Boat Holiday

Springwood Haven



Located in Coventry (Hawkesbury Jct) on the popular Warwickshire Ring. The immaculately presented and maintained narrowboats offer supreme comfort with many offering private master cabins whilst still providing complete access through the boat. With a fantastic choice of routes covering the Warwickshire Ring Leicestershire Ring Black Country Ring and the Four Counties Ring few could fail to be impressed by the variety of open countryside and fine views. There is also a unique forty mile stretch of lock free cruising along the Coventry Canal and the tranquil Ashby Canal passing the Bosworth Battlefield made famous by the War of the Roses.
Coventry Canal Basin
Coventry Warwickshire West Midlands
CV1 4LY
Site Facilities
    • Semi-traditional stern
    • Free standing settee
    • Interior sprung mattress on fixed berth
    • Whirlpool corner bath with overhead shower/WC

    240 Volts • Bath • DVD • Bicycles Allowed

Dee Valley

Sleeps 3
Well presented practical canal boat. Ideal for a couple or small family.
Weekly Price Range £655 - £1315
Ref No BCE17
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Dee Valley Boat Holiday

Hope Valley

Sleeps 3
Elegant and luxurious canal boat for couples.
Weekly Price Range £676 - £1365
Ref No BCE80
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Hope Valley Boat Holiday

Weaver Valley

Sleeps 10
Superb canal boat providing ideal boating for larger groups or families.
Weekly Price Range £943 - £2025
Ref No BCE27
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Weaver Valley Boat Holiday

Thames Valley

Sleeps 6
Luxurious canal boat with a sociable galley making it perfect for a family or group of couples.
Weekly Price Range £836 - £1779
Ref No BCE34
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Thames Valley Boat Holiday

Taw Valley

Sleeps 4
Beautifully appointed canal boat offering versatile and flexible sleeping arrangements.
Weekly Price Range £703 - £1415
Ref No BCE49
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Taw Valley Boat Holiday

Dove Valley

Sleeps 6
Outstanding canal boat fitted and equipped to the highest standards.
Weekly Price Range £828 - £1685
Ref No BCE50
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Dove Valley Boat Holiday

Calder Valley

Sleeps 6
Luxuriously fitted and equipped canal boat for up to six.
Weekly Price Range £831 - £1735
Ref No BCE55
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Calder Valley Boat Holiday

Union Wharf



In the attractive and historic market town of Market Harborough the boatyard is located at the terminus of the canal close to Foxton Locks and the famous incline plane.
Union Wharf
Market Harborough Leicestershire
LE16 7AU
Site Facilities
    • Cruiser stern
    • 240v system
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Vacuum cleaner
    • Hip bath with overhead shower/WC
    • Shower/WC

    Microwave • 240 Volts • Bath • Multi Toilet • DVD • Multi Shower • Bicycles Allowed

Union Gosling

Sleeps 8
Practical canal boat for any party type.
Weekly Price Range £1,159 - £2068
Ref No BH2332
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Union Gosling Boat Holiday

Union Owl

Sleeps 10
Canal boat sleeping up to ten – perfect for large groups or two families.
Weekly Price Range £1,414 - £2418
Ref No BH2193
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Union Owl Boat Holiday

Union Lark

Sleeps 6
Spacious modern canal boat with a high quality finish.
Weekly Price Range £1,159 - £2068
Ref No BH2333
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Union Lark Boat Holiday

Union Grebe

Sleeps 4
Ideal for a couple or small family with large rear deck.
Weekly Price Range £904 - £1543
Ref No BH2191
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Union Grebe Boat Holiday

Union Eagle

Sleeps 7
Charming canal boat with clever sleeping design.
Weekly Price Range £1,159 - £2009
Ref No BH2192
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Union Eagle Boat Holiday