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FILMS MADE ON THE CANALS…take a canal boat holiday and follow in the wake of the stars!

Posted by on October 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

  From romantic waterside encounters to gritty urban scenes, Britain’s canals and rivers have featured in many movies and television shows over the years. To celebrate this, Drifters Waterway Holidays (www.drifters.co.uk) has put together a list of some of its favourite waterway starring moments and listed the closest canal boat hire bases: • The World […]

Enjoy the Breacon Beacons Afloat

Posted by on June 13, 2012 at 1:30 am

The beautiful Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, which celebrated its bicentenary this year, meanders its way through the Brecon Beacons National Park for 36 miles, offering a fantastic canal boat holiday. Isolated from the main canal network, the canal is quieter than others and arguably one of the most picturesque, with diverse scenery and glorious views […]

Visit Saltaire & The Hockney Gallery by canal boat

Posted by on May 17, 2012 at 1:56 am

You can easily reach Sir Titus Salt’s fascinating model town at Saltaire in West Yorkshire on a week’s narrowboat holiday from Drifters’ base at Sowerby Bridge. Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Bradford, was founded by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist in the woollen industry in 1851. […]

A two hundred year old canal

Posted by on May 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

It is quite hard for us to imagine what life must have been like two hundred years ago. There were few roads – only muddy tracks. No railways, either. So, when the Industrial Revolution started, the real problem facing those who wanted to take advantage of it was how to move the raw materials from […]

Top of the Rings

Posted by on April 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

…Drifters Waterway Holidays picks 10 of the best canal cruising rings Cruising rings are popular with canal boat holiday-makers, offering journeys which travel along several different waterways and take in a huge variety of landscapes. Some are seriously challenging with steep flights of locks and long dark tunnels to negotiate.  While others, like the new […]

Visit Oxford by Canal Boat

Posted by on April 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Oxford is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations and is packed with fascinating museums (many of them free to visit), world-famous historic buildings, mouth-watering restaurants, ancient pubs and fantastic shops. Hire a canal boat from Drifters’ base at Eynsham on the River Thames near Witney and you could be moored up in Oxford City […]

SUMMER HOLIDAY BOATING

Posted by on March 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Take to the water this summer for some holiday fun afloat with Drifters Waterway Holidays and choose from over 500 boats from 35 locations. From lazing on the Llangollen to bobbing through Bath, Britain’s 3,000 mile canal and river network offers the fastest way to slow down. And there are plenty of exciting family attractions […]

ENJOY THE JUBILEE WEEKEND AFLOAT

Posted by on March 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

…from Gun salutes at Edinburgh Castle to picnics in the park in Bath, Britain’s waterside towns are hosting a variety of events to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Drifters Waterway Holidays (www.drifters.co.uk) is offering some fantastic UK breaks on our peaceful inland waterway network over the extended bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee […]

Drifters Day Boats

Posted by on March 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Day boats are a great option for those thinking of a waterway holiday but wanting a taster session first, or for people just looking for peaceful day out on the water. Drifters offers day boat hire at a number of its bases, from as little as £11 per person. Boats are equipped with cutlery, crockery […]

Cruise the canals over Christmas

Posted by on November 9, 2011 at 8:37 am

…frosty towpaths, cosy fires and traditional pubs make the canals a festive destination Britain’s canals can offer a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of Christmas.  A number of Drifters’ (www.drifters.co.uk) canal boat hire bases offer winter cruising giving people the chance to crank-up the on-board heating, light the stove, stop-off at cosy country […]