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For the first time ever, canal boat hire company Anglo Welsh is offering two-night breaks on canals in the West Midlands, from its canal boat hire bases at Tardebigge near Bromsgrove and Wootton Wawen near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Emma Lovell, Reservations Manager for Anglo Welsh, explains: “Whether you are time-short and just looking for 48 hours away, or a newcomer to canal boat holidays wanting to test the waters, our new two-night deals are a great way to get afloat.

“On a two-night break from Tardebigge, canal boat holiday-makers can head into Birmingham City Centre.  It takes around five-and-a half-hours to reach City Centre moorings at Gas Street Basin, with no locks to pass through. 

“Alternatively, for those looking for a rural retreat, on a two-night break from Tardebigge, boaters can cruise lock-free to the village of Lapworth, home of the National Trust’s Packwood House.  The journey travels along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, through the remains of the Forest of Arden, to Kings Norton Junction, and transfers onto the Stratford Canal to Lapworth.

“On a two-night break from Wootton Wawen on the Stratford Canal, boaters can head to overnight moorings in Bancroft Basin in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon.  The route through the Warwickshire countryside takes around six hours, crosses the Edstone Aqueduct and passes through 17 locks.”

Anglo Welsh’s special two-night deals start at £593* and need to be booked and taken by 14 September 2023.  Boats can be picked up from 2.30pm on the Friday, and returned by 2.30pm on the Sunday.

For more information about Anglo Welsh’s holidays, go to To book a two-night special deal call the bookings team on 0117 304 1122 or email

*Prices does not include fuel and compulsory non-refundable £50 damage waiver.