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Maintaining Traditions

Alvechurch Boat Centres

Alvechurch Boats Centres have a large range of boats and bases, but still maintain the high traditions of customer service and top quality boats that the founders instilled when there was just one yard which gave the company its name.

They now have seven bases spread around the canal system of England, Wales and Scotland.narrowboat holidays


The 'head office' marina is at the heart of an extremely varied canal network, with a selection of fine ring routes. Features include the impressive 30 lock Tardebigge Flight.

With the Cheshire Ring, the remote and beautiful Leeds & Liverpool Canal heading North and the Tent & Mersey Canal heading South, plus of course the Anderton Boat Lift.

Routes fromGayton are typified by rolling Northamptonshire arable landscapes, the rural countryside punctuated by fair sized towns and villages easily accessible from the canal side.

Wrenbury Mill
For pretty scenery and stunning views, little compares to the Llangollen Canal with features including the Ellesmere 'Meres' and the 1000ft Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Falkirk wheel, Scotland.Packet Boat
Less than 10 miles (12 locks) from the terminus of the Grand Union Canal at the River Thames, Packet Boat offers a diversity of cruises, whether your aim is to visit the city, or get away from it!

Their most Southerly marina, Hilperton is well located on the restored Kennet & Avon Canal, often considered one of the very best for natural beauty and wildlife.

Falkirk (Scotland) [see picture]
Explore the lowlands of Scotland with easy cruising and very few locks on the recently restored canals, including experiencing the incredible Falkirk Wheel, linking the Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal.

They also can offer a few 'One-wayCruises' between bases by arrangement.

Alvechurch Boat Centres
Hire Bases
Alvechurch (Worcestershire)
Gayton (Northamptonshire)
Anderton (Cheshire)

Wrenbury Mill (Shropshire)
Packet Boat (London)
Falkirk (Scotland)
Hilperton (Avon)

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