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The small City of Bath is an incredibly beautiful city to visit by boat. Famous for its Georgian architecture and of course the Roman Thermal Baths.

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Visit Wiltshire Kennet and Avon Canal Holidays

One of the original “Seven Wonders of the Waterways” conveniently located next door to Foxhangers! Whether you choose to navigate by boat, or visit the café when you arrive, the Caen Hill Flight of 29 Locks is a must see.

Wiltshire is known world-wide as being home to Stonehenge, a world heritage site which is only a 30 minute car journey from Foxhangers wharf. It is a must-see destination and one many customers want to tick off their bucket list.

Things to do nearby - Visit Stonehenge
green flag award kennet and avon

Recently awarded a green flag, the nature and wildlife along the Kennet and Avon Canal will not disappoint. You can find a peaceful spot in the rural countryside to moor up for the night, take in the scenery and watch the wildlife from the deck.

Arguably one of the most favoured features of the K&A is the canal-side pubs! There is plenty of them to visit on your holiday and often there is moorings in the pub garden or a just a short walk away.

kennet and Avon Canal holiday - visit the canal side pubs
Take your hire boat over the aqueducts at Avoncliff and Dundas

Visit the two unique aqueducts in the Bath Valley. The canal crosses the river Avon twice over the well-known Dundas and Avoncliff aqueducts.

The towpath is perfect for walking, cycling and fishing with lots to explore once you moor up for the evening. There is even room to store up to 2 bicycles on the roof.

Fishing on the kennet and Avon Canal
Visit bradford-on-avon on your hire boat holiday

Bradford-on-Avon is a charming destination to reach by boat, this small town is often likened to a much smaller version of Bath. With cobbled streets, cafes and historic sites such as the Tithe Barn it is well worth a visit.

Visiting Bristol by boat is a great experience. Moor up in Bristol’s Floating harbour to explore the city and don’t miss the exhibitions at Brunel’s SS Great Britain Ship

navigate the river avon on your Canal Boat to Bristol
There is lots of wildlife to enjoy along the canal

Keen birdwatchers will find plenty to keep them occupied with Reed Warblers, Herons, Cormorants and Kingfishers often heard and spotted along the canal. The Bath valley between Bradford on Avon and Bath is a hotspot for spotting Kingfishers.

Devizes is the nearest town to Foxhangers Wharf. A small market town with a lot of character and good amenities. Best known for the Wadworth brewery, you can still see the local 6x brew being delivered across town by horse and cart and the daily Brewery tours are legendary!

The market town of Devizes
Pass through the Pewsey Vale area of outstanding natrual beauty on your hire boat holiday

Travel East to see dramatic views of the Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the canal in Honeystreet. Moor up here to see a Wiltshire White Horse etched into the chalk hills.

The Bruce tunnel is by far the longest tunnel on the Kennet and Avon and travels under the Savernake forest.

Travel Through the longest tunnel on the Kennet and Avon Canal
The worlds oldest beam engine at Crofton - next to the canal

Visit the world’s oldest steam engine at Crofton.

Pass through serene countryside and quintessentially English villages. The small village of Pewsey has lots of thatched cottages and a traditonal village feel.

Pewsey Village