Canal Boating from Nantwich Marina

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Nantwich Marina on the Shropshire Union canal in Cheshire

Basin End, Chester Road, Nantwich. Cheshire CW5 8LB

Nantwich was once famous for producing salt and lies on the Shropshire Union Canal, it is a medieval market town famous for its black and white timbered buildings. Cruise the Four Counties Ring from here which links the counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands or cruise along the whole of the Llangollen canal across the famous aqueducts.

Cruising Routes

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

Things to do

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    Chester- Famous for the magnificent cathedral and for the city walls explore the Roman Amphitheatre, Chester Zoo - With over 7000 animals to visit and to learn about, Chester Cathedral - A magnificent building with a rich and fascinating heritage it contains the most complete Medieval monastic complex still standing in the UK
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    Llangollen - Seeped in myth and legend the town is best known for hosting the International Musical Eisteddfod every July which brings in some 120,000 visitors and turns the town into a vibrant international stage. The town is a haven for shoppers looking for interesting and unusual gifts. Take a picnic up to the amazing horseshoes falls which is a pleasant stroll away these artificial falls are build on the River Dee. Take a ride on the Llangollen steam railway and view some of the country's most breathtaking scenery.
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    Ellesmere - Takes its name from the spectacular series of glacial meres and is why the area is locally known as the 'North Shropshire Lake District'. A perfect place for rest and relaxation or for the more active there is plenty of boating, walking or fishing. The Heron have always visited Ellesmere and you can view these majestic birds from the comfort of the indoor viewing centre. From here begin your exciting journey on the Llangollen Canal to some of the most breathtaking feats of engineering on the canal system including Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte aqueduct and the Chirk tunnel and Chirk aqueduct.
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    Pontycysyllte Aqueduct - Everyone should experience a trip over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct and marvel at this magnificent feat of engineering which is spans a 1000 feet and is 125 foot high. With the River Dee thundering beneath you and the Dee Valley stretching for miles it is no wonder that in June 2009 it became a World Heritage Site.


  • Directions By Road
    From M6 turn off at junction 16 along A500 to Nantwich, From Nantwich turn onto Chester Rd, the B5341 and then turn right into Nantwich Canal Centre where signposted.
  • Directions By Rail
    Nantwich station - Then take the 84 bus to the Canal basin (2 mins) or a taxi
  • Nearest Airport
    Liverpool or Manchester Airport 23 miles
  • Local Accommodation
    The Cheshire Cat -
  • Taxi Information
    Nantwich Taxis Tel 01270 382071 Car Hire
  • Groceries
    Morrisons & Aldi Supermarkets are near the Railway Station in Station Road, Nantwich.