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Focus on: Gayton Marina Narrowboat holidays

January 17th, 2015 by Emily

GAYT-BH1654-EX1_nExplore versatile Northamptonshire on your narrowboat holiday, and find the starting points for a number of peaceful cruising routes along the famous Grand Union Canal.

Back in the day, the Grand Union Canal was the motorway of its time, packed with narrowboats taking the trip between Birmingham and London. Now it’s the starting point for a peaceful trip towards London, Oxford or Warwick. All are easily reached on a boating holiday, with trips taking in beautiful rural countryside, plus a variety of towns, villages and cities accessible from the canal.

The Gayton Marina provides the perfect base for getting started, with a well-stocked shop selling everything you need for your journey, including maps, spares, guides and sweets for the trip. Just south of the marina is the Blisworth Tunnel, the third-longest canal tunnel in the UK (and the ninth-longest in the world, opened in 1805), which leads to the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum.

A huge variety of charming narrowboats are available to meet the needs of your party. All include a cruiser stern, waterproofs and car parking at the marina free of charge. Pets and bicycles are also welcome on board, and all boats are equipped with a vacuum cleaner, bath, shower, and flushing WC. For those looking for extra creature comforts, some boats also include a microwave, toaster, DVD player, CD and radio and a hairdryer.

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