Houseboat rentals allow you to explore thousands of miles of the midlands and the UK, from the comfort of a hire canal boat, whether a traditional canal narrowboat or a luxurious river cruiser. There are houseboat rental centres dotted all around the country, so you can choose the area that intrigues you most in the UK and in particular, the Midlands where most of the canals are centred.
Canals and rivers are beautiful in themselves, but houseboat rentals have a unique appeal which comes just as much from what you'll find on the waterside. Hire canal boat holidays let you visit a world rich in pubs and restaurants, quiet country villages, wildlife sites, museums, and countless more attractions. Discovering life on the other side of the towpath is one of the things that sets houseboat rentals holidays apart from offshore boating, and that draws so many visitors to hire canal boats in the midlands of the UK every year.
There is sometimes some confusion in the term narrowboat. It can be written as two words, narrow boat and is simply another term for the more common name of canal boat or barge. The canals were built originally to fit boats just 7 feet wide, which given their length, makes them appear narrow!Resources