See historic towns
Kennet Avon Canal
Take a canal boat
Take canal locks
up and down hills
Stop at peaceful
pubs and villages
Four Counties Ring
Mary Arden's House, Wilmcote
Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Theatre, Ann Hathaway's Cottage, Butterfly Farm
Evesham: Abbey and historic market town
Pershore: Bird garden and model railway
Tewkesbury: Abbey and half-timbered buildings
Worcester: historic cathedral city
Stoke Prior: Avoncroft Museum of Buildings
"Did The Avon Ring, superb trip, no poor places, Stopped for lunch and dinner at a pub every day and was not once disappointed."
"We found some marvelous places to stop over night, among these were Lowsonford, Stratford, Evesham, Eckington, Draw Bridge, Stoke Prior and near Tardebigge Top Lock. All places had charming inns/pubs with very good food."
"Excellent boat, facilities, instructions etc. Even the weather was wonderful. We went up a couple of miles then turned round and made it to the outskirts of Stratford. The route was very pretty and well worth doing for a short trip such as ours."
"Thank you for helping with the arrangements for our canal trip. It was just about the best vacation ever. There were seven of us on the narrow boat and we all had a great time. The boat was great and seeing the countryside by canal is one of the best ways. Always a good pub for dinner and pleasant villages to spend the evenings. I would recommend this kind of holiday to anyone who wants to relax."
"The 131 locks were a good work out, but a little ambitious for 2 people!! Boat amenities first class. Loved everything on the River Avon. Recommend the Angel Inn & Posting House, 9 High St, Pershore, Worcs. Quality restaurant. We even enjoyed the rain!!"
"We went from Tardebigge to Stratford and back. Good pubs were The Crown, The Wharf Tavern and The Navigation. We liked Wedges bakery very much, the people were very nice and helpful."
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Click on the boat bases for a description of the boating routes from that base. You can get driving instructions to that base from your home. There are also links to websites about the places of interest.