Narrowboat Holidays UK

(Free narrowboat holidays booking service)

Narrowboat holidays on the canals and waterways of the UK are a very special adventure where you get to see the very real Britain beyond the massed crowds and busy roads and resorts.

narrowboat holidays in Yorkshire with Shire CruisersOur boats are all easy to drive and you will soon discover the fun to be had as you cruise through the very heart of England, Wales and Scotland.

Our boats are modern and well equipped to provide you with a comfortable floating home.

Britain Afloat’s Narrowboat holidays

The canals in the UK were mostly built to take boats that were 7 ft wide and these became known as narrowboats. They are also known as canal boats, canalboats, barges and even longboats, although this last term is incorrect.

Modern narrowboats are generally available for weekly and short break hire and are all specially designed and built to provide comfortable accommodation and are easy to drive.

The canals and rivers of the UK extend for over 2,500 miles giving you a remarkable range of areas to visit and explore. Built to provide  commercial routes between cities, towns and the ports, they are now a wonderful secret highway across the length and breadth of the UK.


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