Foxhangers Canal Holidays
Canal Boat Holidays
Foxhangers is a family run business and we have been providing holidays in and around the Kennet & Avon Canal since 1974. Our narrow boat holidays have proved extremely popular since we began hiring out boats in 1997 when we had just a single boat!
Our fleet of 15 hire-boats has grown because of what we put down to several factors, but largely our competitive prices, location and a strong understanding of customer needs. We offer canal boat holidays in the UK using traditional narrow boats, competitive hire prices for both weekly and short break holidays and often have special offers on late availability, especially at less busy times of the year.
Our hire fleet consists of 15 narrow boats which include 2 x 2-4 berths, 2 x 2-5 berths, 2 x 4-6 berths, 5 x 4-7 berths and 4 x 6-9 berths. We offer the following lengths of breaks as standard.
• Weekend breaks -available from Friday- afternoon to Sunday or Monday morning
• Midweek breaks- available from Monday- afternoon to Friday morning
•Weekly breaks- available from Friday, Saturday and Monday afternoon
• 10/11 day breaks- available from Friday and Monday afternoon
Foxhangers Canal Holidays is operated from our holiday farm/marina alongside the canal and your holiday will start at the foot of the magnificent flight of 29 locks near Devizes.
From here you can choose to navigate this famous flight and travel east towards Newbury, or for a less strenuous cruise head west, where you can easily travel to Bath or even reach Bristol and back in a week!
Canal Boat Holiday Activities:
Travel through tranquil waters explore the roman city of Bath
Moor-up at canalside pubs
Navigate famous Caen Hill locks
Explore pretty market towns and villages
Navigate over aqueducts
Explore countryside walks
See birds and animals thriving on the banks and in the water
Enjoy the canal architecture
Visit heritage sites
Cycle the towpath
Dangle a fishing rod
Track down mysterious crop circles
Navigate through the Bruce Tunnel
Push open locks gates
Swing open swing bridges
... and meet many friendly faces along the way!
Places To See:
Cities of Bath, Bristol and Reading
Market Towns of Devizes, Bradford on Avon, Hungerford and Newbury
Caen Hill locks
Barge Inn pub
Dundas and Avoncliff aqueducts
American Museum, Claverton
The Roman Baths, Bath
Cross Guns pub, Avoncliff
Bristol Science Museum
Crofton Beam Engines
Rivers Avon and Kennet
The Bath Valley including Browns Folly
Vale of Pewsey
The SS Great Britain
We have considerable experience in all things canal boat through building and maintaining our hire fleet over the years. We are also able to service and repair boats and have a covered paint dock for hire. For many years we have provided private, long-term moorings in an attractive rural location.
- Regional and Miscellaneous Wiltshire Accommodation Charter 2013
|2014 (01/03/2014 - 30/11/2014)|
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