Canal Boat Hire in Worcestershire
Four canals grace the county of Worcestershire, The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, The Droitwich Barge Canal, The Droitwich Junction Canal and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. The Worcester and Birmingham Canal leads you from the vibrant centre of Birmingham, through the green hills of Worcestershire, to the cathedral city of Worcester. The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal connects to the River Severn at the historic Stourport Basins to the southern end of the canal close to the River Stour.
The Droitwich Barge Canal and Droitwich Junction Canal re-opened in 2011, after years of restoration. The re-opening of the Droitwich Canals has created a brand new cruising ring for canal boating holiday guests. The Mid-Worcestershire ring can easily be completed in a weekend or short break. Worcestershire also has two major rivers running through it The River Severn and The River Avon giving canal boating guests the benefits of a diverse choice of cruising.
Built on the banks of the River Severn the sky line is dominated by the majestic Worcester Cathedral. The city is famous worldwide for its beautiful porcelain so be sure to take a tour around the Royal Worcester Visitor Centre. Kidderminster is most famous for it's carpets and this industry began in the town in the 18th century. The Carpet Museum is situated in a grade II listed building originally used as a factory for carpet making. Take a trip on the Severn Valley Railway for a journey full of interest as you follow the meandering course of the River Severn. Droitwich became famous as a Spa town but unlike other Spa towns you did not drink the spa water, which is almost saturated brine, the benefits were derived by swimming and floating in the concentrated salt solution at the town's brine bath.
Evesham is situated in the centre of the Vale of Evesham on the banks of the River Avon and is surrounded by the rolling Malvern and Breton Hills, famous for it's fruit and vegetable growing it is know as the fruit basket of England. Stourport-on-Severn is a beautiful Georgian town located on the River Severn and was built solely as the consequence of the canals.For a town many miles away from the sea Stourport-on-Severn has a delightful maritime atmosphere with many yachts, craft and pretty canal boats moored in the basin.