A number of other boat businesses operate within the marina. Our event highlight is our annual Historic Boat Rally, held over the last week-end in June, with upwards of 80 old working boats joining the grand parade, many of which are on the national Historic Boat Register.Other attractions include side shows, live music, Morris dancing, trade exhibitors and craft displays, beer tent and, sometimes, even tunnel legging. At Braunston Marina we are committed to providing the finest boating facilities and services available on the waterways to ensure Braunston is THE place for people to enjoy their boating activities. There are interesting towns and villages along the route with shops and pubs, so you won't go hungry.Canal boat holidays are a perfect way to cruise to a city without needing to worry about car parking! This canal is the longest in England at 127 miles and has 91 locks.Take a boating holiday along the Trent & Mersey Canal and explore the history of the potteries at Stoke on Trent and the salt works around Middlewich.Take your hire boat for a cruise onto the River Weaver via the Anderton Boat Lift, marvelling at this unique feat of Victorian engineering.On the water you are your own master, this is a holiday where you dictate the pace.Discover a secret world Your holiday will introduce you to one of England's best kept secrets, the network of waterways that meanders across some of the most beautiful countyrside, and past pubs, cottages and warehouses.
We have dry and wet docks, craneage pad and a service area capable of most repairs.
With the recently constructed Canal Link the canal now travels further into the heart of Liverpool and the historic Albert Dock (passage has to be prebooked). Another canal navigating the rolling Pennine hills with plenty of locks and endless scenic views.
Other points of interest include the mile long tunnel at Foulridge, the market town of Skipton and the Victorian model town of Saltaire - a Unesco World Heritage Site. You can pass through Halifax and onto the Rochdale Canal from the historic basin at Sowerby Bridge.
It is only 20 minutes from junction 16 on the M1, under an hour from Birmingham, and two hours from London. It was originally developed at the turn of the 19th century as the waterways depot at the northern end of what was then called the Grand Junction Canal where it joined up with the Oxford Canal.
Several original buildings from the Georgian and early Victorian periods are still in their intended use.