Barge hire holidays allow you to explore thousands of miles from the comfort of a holiday boat, whether a traditional canal narrowboat or a luxurious river cruiser. There are barge hire centres dotted all around the country, so you can choose the area that intrigues you most in the UK.

Canals and rivers are beautiful in themselves, but UK barge hire holidays have a unique appeal which comes just as much from what you'll find on the waterside. Barge hire lets you visit a world rich in pubs and restaurants, quiet country villages, wildlife sites, museums, and countless more attractions. Discovering life on the other side of the towpath is one of the things that sets barge hire holidays apart from offshore boating, and that draws so many visitors to barge hire in the UK every year.

But don't let us fool you into thinking it's all quiet countryside and unhurried cruising. Barge hire holidays take you through some of the UK’s liveliest cities: the Thames through London is lined with attractions, while Birmingham's canal side is alive with night-time entertainment. Barge hire holidays provide a wonderful contrast for everyone to enjoy throughout the UK. Book a barge hire vacation and see the UK most tourists miss, this summer.

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