Canals and Rivers
England is crisscrossed by a network of waterways which provide exciting travel opportunities for the adventure-minded boating enthusiast.
Enjoy tea time aboard boat tours that traverse the River Thames, or explore other passenger boat options that visit the majestic riverside towns of Maidenhead and Marlow on the banks of the river. It's a great way to enjoy a meal while taking in the splendor and scenery.
If you're looking for a bigger piece of the action, rent a boat along Thames' banks to get a closer view of what nature has to offer on one of the world's most historic bodies of water. There's no better way to get a feel for the old river's rhythm, personality and character than from a personal vacation rental boat. Come out early to enjoy the sun's arrival from an intimate vantage point, or wind down the day with a gentle paddle at dusk.
The Grand Union Canal leaves the Thames and travels into the Chiltern Hills through more than 50 locks before winding its way to Birmingham. The Kennet & Avon Channel features involved engineering as well as some of the most impressive countryside views found in England along its path from near Bristol to the River Thames at Reading.
The Shropshire Union Canal offers a bit more leisurely ride, but you won't mind given the quirks along the way. The oddly shaped ridge, The Wrekin, is a scenic landmark not easily forgotten, while the shadowy wooded areas are reputed by turns to be haunted or frequented by extraterrestrials.
These are just a handful of the abundance of English rivers and canals accessed easily by the vacation rental boats we feature.
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