Canal Boating from Glascote Basin Boatyard

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Glascote Basin Boatyard on the Coventry canal in Staffordshire


Glascote Basin Boatyard, Basin Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 2AH

Tamworth boasts a Castle, Snow Dome, Theme park and lovely shops and restaurants

Cruising Routes

Sorry, we don't have any routes for this marina currently.

Things to do

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    Warwickshire Ring- manages to carve a surprisingly rural route through manicured fields and ancient meadows for much of its length despite the almost constant proximity of conurbation and industry. It includes The Hatton Flight, or ‘Stairway to Heaven’, a flight of twenty-one broad locks that elevate the canal an impressive 146 feet. You can visit Warwick Castle and Coventry Cathedral, and Gas Street Basin and Brindley Place the redeveloped Birmingham city centre canalside area.
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    Warwick and Warwick Castle - a Medieval Castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Explore the Medieval towers and the Dungeons Warwick’s twisting roads, old buildings of every type and shape give it an olde world feel
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    Tamworth Castle- Step back through 900 years of history with a visit to Tamworth Castle. Uncover the secrets held within the chambers and hallways of this unique building and get a real sense of how the Saxons, Normans, Tudors and Victorians lived.
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    Birmingham - Uk's 2nd biggest city Birmingham with attractive lovely Canal wharves. Gas Street basin is in the heart of Birmingham's canal network, it has been has been redeveloped into a unique experience where traditional narrow boats moor up next to cosmopolitan cafes and bars. The surrounding area is a vibrant arts and entertainment area and there are many shopping options within a short walk. Amongst some of the attractions are the National Sea Life Centre and the Jewellery Quarter Discovery centre, also many fine Art galleries and over 500 restaurants offering every choice of food!

Directions

  • Directions By Road
    Glascote Basin B77 2AH is located about a mile off the A5, just 5 minutes from Junction 10 of the M42. Follow the signs for Glascote. Parking for up to two cars is included with your hire.
  • Directions By Rail
    Tamworth mainline train station is just 5 minutes by taxi. We can arrange collection of overseas guest from Birmingham Airport or Tamworth railway station.
  • Nearest Airport
    There are two airports within a short distance from the boatyard; Birmingham and East Midlands airports are both approximately 30 minutes away by road. We can arrange collection of overseas guest from Birmingham Airport or Tamworth railway station.
  • Local Accommodation
    Premier Inn https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/staffordshire/tamworth/tamworth-south.html
  • Taxi Information
    Car Hire https://www.rhinocarhire.com/ Bennetts Taxis http://www.bennettstaxi.com/
  • Groceries
    We are located just a few minutes from many leading supermarkets including Marks and Spencer food store, Sainsbury’s ASDA, ALDI and Co-op. If you shop on-line, you can have your groceries delivered directly to the boat for your departure time. Though, when ordering food, do take into consideration the wonderful canal side pubs and restaurants you may wish to investigate!