Information for Overseas Visitors

A holiday on England’s canals is a fantastic way to explore the stunning English countryside, quaint villages and historic towns and cities. We are always pleased to welcome visitors from overseas. Maybe a few days on the canal to relax away from it all might just be the finishing touch to your holiday, or perhaps an extended two or three week holiday could be part of a bigger European vacation. We can also provide longer term hire up to 6 months. Just give us a call to discuss your options.

The boats are fully equipped with everything that you need, just bring your clothes and essential items. We supply towels as standard, and also a change of bed linen and towels for longer trips.

There are a great selection of routes for your English Barge Vacation starting from Weedon allowing you to explore some of the finest parts of rural England. You can also visit some of England most historic towns. The Royal River Thames is a three week circular trip from Weedon including London and the historic Thames towns like Windsor with its Royal Castle, Hampton Court Place of King Henry V111 Fame, Henley on Thames famous for its Rowing Regatta, Marlow, Abingdon and Oxford home of the ‘Dreaming Spires’. The Warwick Ring to include Warwick Castle, Stratford on Avon home of William Shakespeare and the lovely historic riverside towns of Evesham and Worcester. There are many other route options from Weedon to suit the amount of time available for your holiday onboard, to discuss your options please contact Steve.

Traveling to Long Term Canal Boat Hire is straightforward, we are well located in the centre of England, with excellent road and rail connections to and from the major airports including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham International and Manchester.

For advice and help on your transport arrangements once you have landed in the UK then just contact us.

We welcome visitors of all nationalities!

So far we've welcomed overseas visitors from the following countries:

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Are there places to stay nearby before or after my holiday?

Many of our guests like to stay in the area for a night or two before or after their canal holiday. We have two hotels within walking distance of the boatyard or there are self catering cottages in Stoke Bruerne which is a twenty minute taxi ride from Weedon.

Crossroads Hotel, Weedon-01327 340354

Heart of England Pub, Weedon-01327 340335

Stoke Bruenre Cottages- 07894 428331

Do I need to have Barge or Narrowboat experience?

No boating experience is necessary, we welcome many novices here every year, we are well known for our dedication and in depth instruction we give novices. We will make sure you are fully competent and confident before you set off on your canal boat adventure.

What about food whilst I am onboard?

You can order groceries online from any of the major supermarkets, to be delivered ahead of your arrival. Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Ocado. (We will put any perishables in the fridge onboard).

If you prefer to eat out, you will be spoilt for choice among the many English canalside pubs along the way. The canal guide for your trip will have details of all the pub and eateries along your route.

How much luggage may I bring?

If you are bringing suitcases, there will not be room onboard your narrowboat to store them. UK visitors leave them in their car once they have unpacked, but overseas visitors arriving by taxi are very welcome to leave them with us for the duration of their holiday.

If there is anything else you need to know about please get in touch.

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