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Narrowboat Holidays

Wessex Narrowboat Holidays

Wessex Narrowboats are narrowboat holiday specialists and can promise you a tranquil narrowboat holiday on the fully restored and historic Kennet and Avon Canal.

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This is the leading Kennet and Avon canal narrowboat hire fleet.

At the modern marina and boatyard, at Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, their dedicated and friendly staff offer good moorings, a hire fleet of modern, well-equipped, canal holiday narrowboats (Weekly & short break hire), ranging in size from two to twelve berths and a luxurious broad beam narrowboat style barge.

They also have two 30 ft narrowboats (day boats) which they hire out by the day.

The base is within cruising range of cities of Bath, and Bristol. The canal and locality offer many amenities and places to see.

Narrowboat Holidays

Narrowboat holidays are a perfect combination of relaxation and gentle exercise. Whilst this might seem slightly contradictory, most newcomers are amazed at how quickly they wind down to the relaxed pace of narrowboating and yet there is always a small element of exercise in working the locks and handling the narrowboat itself.

The countryside rolls by giving you a new view every morning and if perhaps you feel that too much countryside is not what you want, you can always choose a route that includes either more urban sections or perhaps more places to visit.

Certainly the 2000 miles or more of inland waterways that link across the UK provide an extraordinary amount of variety to suit just about everybody.

Narrowboat holidays appeal to all ages and so have plenty to offer the family looking for a fun time away as well as groups of adults and just couples. There are always routes and boats to suit.