Designed for travelers with limited time in england this tour allows you to flit between three of england s top draws with ease and efficiency on a coach equipped with wi fi. The stratford upon avon canal was built as part of a network of canals to get coal from the midlands to london via oxford.
There are a good variety of food and refreshment options available sightseeing boat tours or even dining on board.
Stratford upon avon canal basin. The stratforn upon avon canal runs from kings norton in the north to stratford upon avon in the south. The stratford upon avon canal the stratford upon avon canal runs for just 25 miles from the birmingham suburbs to the river avon in stratford on avon but there are 54 locks so two or three days are needed. The stratford upon avon canal is a canal in the south midlands of england.
The dividing line is at kingswood junction which gives access to the grand union canal following acquisition by a railway company in 1856 it gradually declined the southern section being un. 1992 award winning locally produced soft ice cream. Today bancroft basin is a popular place to spot boats and there are plenty of other things to do.
With the help of other interested groups this was achieved in 1964 with the re opening of the section to navigation by her majesty queen elizabeth the queen mother. Have it with or without the swirls. The canal which was built between 1793 and 1816 runs for 25 5 miles 41 0 km in total and consists of two sections.
The canal is 25 5 miles long and was built between 1793 and 1816. The seating on the decking is all outdoors so opening times are seasonal. Half way along it s length there is a link to the grand union canal at kingswood junction.
See more of england in less time on a day trip to oxford stratford upon avon and warwick from london. Days out in stratford. A refurbished barge anchored in the canal basin in stratford upon avon.
Stratford canal basin is a bustling environment centrally located between the world famous royal shakespeare theatre and main shopping areas. It has been cleverly converted into a bar and casual diner serving drinks and stone baked pizza. Canal basin waterside stratford upon avon warwickshire cv37 9pu stratford s fabulous ice cream barge est.
It s difficult to believe that picturesque bancroft basin was once an industrial site. You will find some unique and interesting boat based businesses permanently moored there. We also sell ice cold slush and a selection of hot cold drinks.
The stratford upon avon canal society was formed in 1956 with the main aim of securing the future of the southern section of the canal from lapworth to stratford. Bancroft canal basin on the stratford upon avon canal lies in the heart of historic stratford. The canal joins the river avon at the bancroft basin in stratford upon avon where a pretty park and waterfront paths are overlooked by the famous royal shakespeare theatre.