Yorkshire is a great place to take a canal boat hire holiday. There are several canals which cross Yorkshire and pass through some glorious countryside and old mill towns. The canals were built to transport wool for the textile industry and there are many remnants of this still to be seen.
Canal boat hire in Yorkshire is a fantastic way to explore this wonderful county and you will see many things along the way. The boats are able to sleep up to ten people and they area available to hire from three days to three weeks. There are many short, there and back trips, which are perfect for a long weekend, break.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a good place to have a boating holiday. You pass through old mill towns and in-between them is miles of open countryside with fantastic views of the Pennines. This route also skirts the Yorkshire Dales and it is known as the most beautiful canals in England. Check the Canal Boat Hire in Yorkshire from here, and especially some some of the boats from the boatyard below if you are considering spending some time out on the Yorkshire waterways.
Silsden Boats – Yorkshire
A wide range of Narrowboats for hire of which are perfect for enjoying some time off on the Yorkshire waterways. With boats to sleep two, four, five, seven, eight or nine people, you have a good variety to suite all
holidays and breaks. All the boats have plenty of features on board to ensure you have comfort throughout the duration of your trip. Some of the main features include central heating, TV/DVD, duvets and bed linen, waterproofs for the Helmsman (should you have some bad weather), fuel included, pets allowed (2 per boat) and a shower with W/C, kitchen/galley area and bedrooms.
You can visit several villages along the way and you can stop off and do a bit of sightseeing. Skipton is a good place to visit, featuring a romantic castle, a vibrant market and a wide variety of shops and pubs. You can also negotiate the Bingley Five Rise Lock, which is a visitor’s attraction itself and is considered one of the seven wonders of the waterways.
Canal boat hire in Yorkshire will take you through a varied and diverse landscape giving you plenty to see and do.
Cruising the canals in Yorkshire will give you a different perspective of this wonderful county and you get views from the water that you would never see from the land. This is a holiday for everyone to participate in from steering the boat to negotiating the locks, a fun packed holiday or break for all.
Full training is given before you set out so do not worry if you have not been on a boat before. Simply meander down the canal and watch the world drift by.