England's Waterways

Your Journey to the heart of England

Take your very own behind-the-scenes tour of Britain, passing slowly through the English countryside.

Discover the heart of England

Spend your holiday on or beside the waterways, taking new routes through hidden England. The chance to explore and experience our best-loved towns and cities from a completely new perspective.

All located at the heart of England, in the West Midlands. A region celebrated for its rich heritage, cultural attractions, amazing food scene, much-loved cities and magnificent countryside.

And the best way to experience it? Along its waterways.

A wonderful mix of urban and rural landscapes

A region home to some of England’s most famous cities, including metropolises such as Birmingham and Coventry, all of which embody a wealth of history and culture. Experience Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site – the birthplace of the industrial revolution, outstanding art galleries and world-class cultural institutions such as Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Shakespeare Company.  All this alongside miles of breath-taking countryside and nature right on the doorstep of the regions cities and towns.

Discover a hidden England

Here’s to the inquisitive ones, the challengers, the adventurers.

Here’s to our culture, rich and diverse. Here’s to our big cities all shiny and new, and the water networks that our heritage flows through. The villages, the hamlets, and our awesome views.

Here’s to that fist pumping, beat thumping, pulse racing moment that stirs your soul. Here’s to feeling at home, wherever you’refrom, and to making an impression long after your gone.
Here’s to having heart and finding your way, because this region’s for you and we’d love you to stay.

Explore the heart of England

A region full of idyllic English villages, historic towns and cosmopolitan cities, there really is so much to discover across the heart of England.

“The heart of England is packed with glittering theatres, historic museums and glorious gardens. With endless countryside and stunning canals to enjoy and explore.”

See & Do

Home to some of England’s most famous cities with a wealth of history and culture to see, as well as breath-taking countryside and nature.

Take a look at our itineraries to be inspired and discover more about the heart of England:

A waterways holiday certainly does not mean you have to be on the water. You can build your holiday like a jigsaw, fitting together the options that suit you best. Enjoy walking and cycling, boating or simply taking in the culture.