Canal boat holidays on the Welsh Canals

 

Hiring a boat on the Llangollen Canal

The Llangollen Canal is one of the most popular canal navigations in the UK, largely a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's most popular attraction is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which towers over 100 feet above the River Dee. Other highlights included the Chirk Aqueduct, Tunnel & Castle, Horseshoe Falls and the village of Llangollen. Llangollen is home to a variety of pubs and shops as well as the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. Travel through the spectacular views of the Dee Valley on a historic steam train. Over a 7 night break you can explore the length of this canal from Hurleston Junction in the north, through the Grindley Brook flight of locks and crossing over the Shropshire/Welsh borders to Llangollen.


Llangollen Railway

Hiring a boat on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

This tranquil waterway is the hidden gem of Wales; it peacefully meanders through the Brecon Beacons National Park with spectacular views revealed at every bend. This waterway is ideal for taking in the variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, horse riding or even white water rafting. The navigable stretch of the canal spans just under 36 miles from Brecon in the north to Pontypool in the south, heading through the Usk Valley. Along this stretch of waterway there are only 6 locks, making it an ideal break for novices or boaters looking to enjoy a relaxed UK holiday afloat.