Hotels
Bandbs
Inns
Self catering
Cottages
Budget
Attractions
Activities
Shops
Car hire
Events
Markets
Golf
Reviews
Pubs
Restaurants

Villa Holiday Homes with a pool
National Trust
Boat Trips and Cruises
Join in

Send page to a friend

Accommodation Search

Featured Destination

October 2014: Autumn in the Southern Chilterns

We feel an autumn break should be about embracing the beauty of the season rather than trying to escape it in the search for year-round ...More
More Uk destinations

Boat Trips and Cruises in Britain | Add Free Entry

England: Bath | Berkshire | Bristol | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumbria | Devon | Dorset | Essex | Gloucestershire | Greater Manchester | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Kent | Lancashire | Lincolnshire | London | Merseyside | Norfolk | North Yorkshire | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Shropshire | Somerset | South Yorkshire | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Warwickshire | West Midlands | West Yorkshire | Worcestershire | Scotland: Argyll | Ayrshire and Arran | Edinburgh and the Lothians | Fife | Glasgow | Grampian | Highlands | Isle of Mull | Isle of Skye | Western Isles | Wales: Anglesey | North Wales | South Wales | West Wales | Offshore: Guernsey | Isles of Scilly | Jersey | Northern Ireland: County Fermanagh |

Britain has always been a maritime nation with the sea and our rivers forming an integral part of the development of the nation. The industrialisation of Britain brought with it an amazing canal network which is now gradually being restored. Day trips, cruises and holidays on the canals are a simply delightful way to explore Britain. The canals often allow us to see the UK from a perspective that is otherwise hidden from view. Narrowboats are the most popular method for navigating canals as their narrow beam matches the narrowest width of canals and locks. If you prefer the more wide open spaces then the Norfolk Broads are an obvious choice. The Broads are a network of flooded peat excavations in East Anglia. They are a haven for wildlife and as such make an ideal location for a bit of rest and relaxation. If you are looking for a little more zest in your boating then why not try out a speedboat. Many lakes in Britain allow speedboat access and boats can even be hired if you prefer self ‘drive’. Our rivers are a great place to take a boat trip, with a host of options available from trip on old steam powered boats to taking a punt along the River Cam. Offshore boating also offers a wide range of choices from cruising on a motor launch to yachting. You really are spoiled for choice when it comes to messing around on boats in or around the UK.

Recommended Books:

Extreme Sports
Extreme Sports
Surf UK
Surf UK
Classic Mountain Scrambles in England...
Classic Mountain Scrambles in England...
Cycling Guide from Lands End to John...
Cycling Guide from Lands End to John...

Brit Quote:
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. - E M Forster
More Quotes

On this day:
Six Month Frost Begins - 1076, First Known Performance of Othello - 1604, The Tempest First Performed - 1611, Premium Bonds go on Sale - 1956, Channel 4 transmits for 1st time - 1982, BSE identified in UK - 1986
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages