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Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays

Narrowboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car not necessary

In the heart of England in Cheshire, close to the border of Wales, you'll discover a unique holiday on the canal waterways. Hire your narrowboat from Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays, and explore the beautiful British countryside at your own pace.

Your holiday on a Black Prince Narrowboat offers an opportunity to have a holiday home on the move! Cruise the waterways of England and enjoy waking up to a new view each morning. You'll explore England in a very unique way, discovering a holiday of exciting contrasts.

These premier narrowboats are perfectly set up for a self-catering holiday with a difference. Travel as much or as little as you like, choose an easy route or a more challenging route with locks. Our expert team at the marina base will be on hand to give you a full induction and plenty of advice. Easy to handle, we welcome novices as well as experienced narrowboat enthusiasts, full training will be given on arrival.

Your beautiful narrowboat will come fully equipped with kitchenette, bathroom with full-sized shower and WC, living area with TV / DVD, central heating and various bedroom options for double and single beds. Upgrades to larger narrowboats which sleep up to 10 people are available, and longer duration holidays are available to book.

New for 2014 - free WIFI in each boat!

You will start your narrowboat adventure at Bartington Wharf, Acton Bridge in Cheshire which is a great place for exploring a number of routes. Traveling north, you meet the canal where it all started – the Bridgewater Canal, which takes you lock-free to Manchester. From there you can travel to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, or continue on the Cheshire Ring via the Peak Forest and Macclesfield.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester International Tel. 0161 489 3000, Nearest railway: Acton Bridge/Hartford
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

The Cheshire area is famous for featuring the Bridgewater canal where the UK narrowboating history first began. There are historic cities waiting to be explored such as Chester and Worcester, plus beautiful scenic areas including the Peak District. Enjoy journeys along the Four Counties Ring or the Chester Ring and experience all the different lanscapes of the UK.


Narrowboating in Cheshire for the first time? We recommend a narrowboat holiday to Chester - here you'll find a beautiful city steeped in history. It dates back over 2,000 years to year 79, when it was established as a Roman fort. The city has some of the best-preserved Grade I listed walls in the UK which you can walk all the way round, a gothic design Town Hall and a Norman cathedral. The black and white buildings in the town centre bring history back to life in this beautiful city. If you are looking for contemporary activities, it also contains plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and cinemas.

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Review 1-10 of 64

28 Nov 2013


"Kevin at Napton"

Had a wonderful two weeks on the Oxford Canal thanks to the well equipped Black Prince narrow boat and Kevin the Napton agent nothing was to much trouble and all done with a smileChris and Katie brown… More

21 Nov 2013


"First class boats"

We hired a duchess class 8/10 berth boat out of Napton junction first week in October,our party consisted of 8 adults,we did the Warwicksire ring starting clockwise towards Warwick.On collecting the b… More

5 Nov 2013


"Trip to Llangollen"

We had a wonderful time. Even though this was the third week in September the weather was very kind to us. As we were a large group we took an 80 foot boat but we did manage fairly well. We all loved … More

4 Nov 2013


"Falkirk wheel trip"

We had a fantastic trip enjoying the views and the sunshine (apart from the last day when it rained non stop). Everyone was very helpful and the base, and the boat was clean and very well kitted out w… More

4 Nov 2013


"It's Kingfisher Time"

This was our third trip with Black Prince - we've sailed twice out of Stoke for the Caldon and the Macclesfield Canals, and now we sailed from Acton Bridge to Middlewich and across to the Shropsh… More

3 Nov 2013


"Fantastic voyage through London"

Starting out from Willowtree Marina, where we were welcomed by the smiling Clara, who was VERY helpful and knowledgeable, both concerning instruction about the boat itself and in presenting us with a … More

22 Oct 2013


"Fantastic holiday option!"

We spent a wonderful week travelling the Llangollen canal at a leisurely 4mph! The countryside and people were lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the small towns and eating at the local pubs … More

4 Oct 2013


"Incredible trip along the Union Canal, Scotland"

In a stroke of genius, we agreed to do a narrowboat holiday along the Union Canal from Falkirk to Edinburgh. It was one of the most peaceful experiences I've ever had on a vacation. Black Princ… More

20 Sep 2013


"Unique vacation made better by Black Prince"

We did a 5 day/4 night "short break" from Black Prince's Chirk, Wales, base on the Llangollen Canal, renting a 62' Lautrec 4 boat. The boat was immaculate, well-equipped, and in e… More

14 Sep 2013


"Fantastic boat"

We rented a 6-berth Princess narrowboat (the Catharina) from Black Prince for a week's holiday at the end of July, and completed the Stourport ring. It was one of our most enjoyable family holid… More

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