Another hire base on the Llangollen

Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019

ANGLO Welsh Waterway Holidays is a further company that will begin offering canal boat hire  on the Llangollen Canal.

This will be from its base at Whixall Marina, on the Prees Branch, starting on the 5th April. Anglo Welsh tells us it is now one of the largest in Britain, and offers a choice of 160 boats from 11 boat yards across England and Wales, with Managing Director, Rob Lawrence, explaining:

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“We are delighted to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to take a narrowboat holiday from Whixall from this Spring.

“Surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside, from Whixall Marina it takes just 30 minutes to reach the main line of the Llangollen Canal, one of the most popular on the network and home to the incredible World Heritage Status Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. 

“From there boaters can choose from a fantastic range of cruising destinations—from short and easy lock-free cruising breaks perfect for beginners, to epic journeys around challenging cruising rings for more experienced boaters on longer breaks.”

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As well as choice of six standard boats, with 2019 prices starting at £495 for a short break and £705 for a week on a boat for four people, Anglo Welsh will be operating four luxury canal boats from Whixall, including its new Constellation Class 10-berth ‘Gemini’, the Constellation Class boat for four people ‘Aquila(pictured), boat for six ‘Perseus’ and boat for 12 ‘Andromeda’.

These stars of the Anglo Welsh fleet have all been custom built to offer canal boat holiday-makers extra space and comfort on board, with full-size showers, a range of flexible and private berths, full radiator central heating, fuel stoves on the four and six berth boats, a large television and Wifi, spacious kitchens with modern fittings and lighting, and semi traditional sterns.

Constellation Class prices for 2019 start at £730 for a short break on a boat for four people, and £1,045 for a week.