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Black Prince Holidays

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 85 reviews

Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays

Narrowboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

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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31 Oct 2014


"Excellent organisation"

This was our first time on a narrowboat holiday and we were very impressed by Black Prince Holidays. We picked up our narrowboat at Stoke Festival Park Marina and the staff couldn't have been mor… More

1 Oct 2014


"What an Experience for all of us!"

I wanted to do this. My wife and grandaughter were not necessarily sold on the idea. I told them that they would have to do the lock operation. I told my grandaughter that if she came to help Grand… More

17 Sep 2014


"A relaxing holiday"

This is the 6th time we have hired from Black Prince. We enjoy the canals and the Black Prince boats suit us because of their availability at various location and their price has found to be reasonabl… More

17 Sep 2014


"The South Oxford Canal with Black Prince"

We have recently returned from a holiday on this lovely canal with friends. We hired a 62ft narrowboat from Black Prince at Napton. The weather was very kind, scenery was beautiful, and the boat one o… More

13 Sep 2014


"Great Company for Narrow Boats"

We rented a 65 foot boat out of the Chirk base along the Llangollen canals. The boat had two double beds and the table made up into a third double bed. There were two bathrooms and one shower. For … More

4 Sep 2014


"A fantastic week narrow boating!"

Coming from the U.S. to the U.K for the first time, and this being our first time ever running a Narrow Boat, we really didn't quite know what to expect. We left Chirk marina on a Friday morning… More

11 Aug 2014


"A Great Week in Staffordshire"

We hired a narrowboat for a week from Stoke on Trent and travelled along the Trent & Mersey Canal to Stone and back and then up the Caldon Canal to Cheddleton. We had a great time. The boat itself w… More

2 Aug 2014


"Canal Cruising = a really relaxing week!"

Just returned from another canal holiday with Black Prince Narrowboats. For the first time we set off from their base at Wigrams Turn Marina, Napton-on-the-Hill in the Heart of England. Patsy & her te… More

21 Jul 2014


"Great break in a well equipped Black Prince narrowboat"

My wife and I booked a narrowboat for the 1st time, the staff at Bridge Boatyard in Ely were very helpful, they gave us all the help we needed to make this one of the best three day breaks we have tak… More

13 Jul 2014


"Dream come true!"

We have considered a narrowboat trip in the UK for years - and finally saw our dream-come-true this past June. We chose the Chirk base with Black Prince. We chose the base because this was our firs… More

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7 Nights min stay, Changeover day Sat


Sleeps 4

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