The UK has a wonderful network of canals all over the country. You can travel through fantastic countryside and through the centre of cities by canal. One day you could be gently passing through the Cheshire Plains and the next, be in the middle of Manchester. Canal boating holidays in the UK is a great way to spend some quality time with the family or with a group of friends.
You can hire a boat for a couple of days or for a couple of weeks. There are some long distance canal journeys such as the Cheshire Ring and the Grand Union Canal that takes around two weeks to complete but it is possible to do a shorter trip which will only take three days.
Canal boats can sleep up to eight people and they are spacious and comfortable. They have a fully equipped galley, a shower room, a toilet, open plan living space and large bedrooms. In most cases fuel, gas and electricity are included in the price so this is a holiday that will not break the bank. Canal Boating Holidays UK should be affordable for most people’s budgets.
A canal boating holiday is a holiday with a difference in that it is about being on the boat and not getting to a specific destination. This is a holiday where everyone can participate by steering the boat and helping to negotiate locks. Of course, as you travel along you will pas through towns and cities and it is good to stop off and do a bit of sightseeing.
The Grand Union Canal stretches between Birmingham and London so you can have a day out in the capital. The Caledonian Canal travels right across Scotland and you will pass through Loch Ness. Also canal boating holidays UK will allow you to see some fantastic feats of engineering such as the Anderton Boat Lift and the Blisworth and Braunston Tunnels.
Canal boating holidays in the UK is a great way to relax and unwind. As you meander along at around four miles per hour you can sit back and admire the countryside and the wonderful wildlife that is all around you. This is a holiday the whole family will enjoy.