Swanley Bridge Marina

From our Swanley Bridge Marina you can cruise the exquisite Llangollen canal which is famous for its legendary Pontcysyllte and Chirk aqueducts. This canal is perhaps the most admirable in Britain with views of castles, tunnels, villages and pubs there is something to do for everyone!

If you head north on the Shropshire Union Canal you can visit Chester and Ellesmere Port. Chester is renowned for its heritage and attractions such as Chester Zoo and the Cathedral. So if you like sightseeing and fun things to do with the Kids, Swanley Marina is the one for you! If you head south on the Shropshire Union you can cruise down to Nantwich and Market Drayton.

Four Counties Ring is great for experienced boaters who like a busy action packed holiday. Travelling at eight hours each day (on a week break) will enable you to cruise parts of Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and West Midlands.

The Cheshire Ring is also for energetic experienced boaters as the Ashton Canal south of Manchester is fairly urban and the locks and bridges can difficult to operate. Nevertheless the Cheshire Ring is a fabulous cruise with a mixture of countryside and lively city centre views.

Also from our Swanley Base you can cruise the Trent and Mersey canal and take a ride on the recently restored Anderton Boat Lift which is great fun for young and old.

Swanley Routes
Caldon Canal
Llangollen Canal
Macclesfield canal
Montgomery Canal
Shropshire Union Canal
Cheshire Ring
Four Counties Ring


For more information about bookings and Marine Cruises narrowboat holidays contact:

Marine Cruises, Nursery Cottage, Liverpool Road, Moston, Chester, CH2 4BA
Tel 01244 373911
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