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Canal Boating Holidays in the UK

UK canal holidays are a civilised adventure; civilised because you carry all your home comforts with you; and an adventure because around every bend there is something new and surprising to discover and enjoy with your family and friends.

UK canal holidaysFirst time boaters are given a friendly welcome by everybody on the canal.

But you won’t be inexperienced for very long, for within a short time you will be gliding serenely around the first bend into a whole new and different world.

UK canal holidays

The specially designed boats (narrowboats) are easy to handle and of course, everything happens at a relaxed pace. Click here for details.

You will be given all the instruction you need by the holiday company and will soon head off on your very own adventure like a seasoned boater. Your boat will be fully equipped with every modern amenity, so self-catering becomes a pleasure, but there are also many canalside pubs, once essential ‘staging posts’ for the working boats of the last century, which are now popular watering holes for holiday boaters; and most offer great food at reasonable prices.

The Waterways are preserved for the benefit of all by The Canal and Rivers Trust who are committed to the conservation of the waterways and their environment.

We have a number of areas within England and Wales for you to choose from. Click here for a map of the UK canals and Rivers

From Lancashire and Yorkshire in the North, down to Wiltshire, Avon and London in the South. From Wales in the West to the Cambridgeshire Fens in the East, Latelink has the country covered!

To find your perfect last minute holiday, you can choose to search by canal, by area or the entire country.  Just use the search box on the right or click here for more information about canal boat holidays in England.

The Welsh canals offer a range of exciting and relaxing opportunities to explore this diverse country.

There is the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in South Wales which passes through parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park and in Mid-Wales there is the Llangollen Canal which passes from England (Shropshire) into Wales complete with the stunning, World Heritage, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

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The recently fully restored Forth & Clyde Canal along with the Union Canal which join together at the world famous Falkirk Wheel make for a wonderful journey across the Lowlands of Scotland from Edinburgh to Glasgow.


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