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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.
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
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.
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!
Tamworth's Snowdome- was the first real snow indoor skiing venue in the UK. All weather skiing and snowboarding centre with kit rental, an ice rink, swimming pool and gym. Just half a mile from the Glascote Basin, or 10 minutes walk. Drayton Manor is a theme park resort and zoo just 2.5 hours cruising from this marina . Home to a variety of exciting attractions with daredevil roller coasters, zoo and Thomas Land for the younger visitorsSee our other locations
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Address : Glascote Basin Boatyard, Basin Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 2AH
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.
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.
By Air : 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.
|Route Name||Route Type||Days||Cruising Hours||Locks|
|Birmingham Star City and return from Glascote Basin||City||4.00||16.00||32|
|Alrewas along the Coventry Canal from Tamworth||Rural||4.00||15.00||14|
|Nuneaton and Return from Glascote Basin||n/a||4.00||16.00||22|
|Drayton Manor Theme Park and Tamworth Snowdome from Glascote Basin||Few Locks||4.00||8.00||4|
|Birmingham Star City Tamworth SnowDome and Drayton Manor Theme Park from Tamworth||City||5.00||16.00||32|
|Birmingham and return from Tamworth||City||5.00||25.00||80|
|Coventry Cathedral and Museum of British Transport from Tamworth||City||5.00||24.00||22|
|Warwickshire Ring from Tamworth||Ring||8.00||52.50||93|
|Birmingham and Drayton manor Theme park and Snowdome and Sea Life Centre and Star City||City||8.00||25.50||80|
|Ashby Canal and Battlefields from Tamworth||Few Locks||8.00||34.50||22|
|Staffordshire Ring from Glascote Basin||Ring||8.00||44.00||83|
|Stately homes, Castles and Wedgwood Potteries||Rural||8.00||40.00||40|
|East Midlands or Leicester Ring from Glascote Basin||Ring||15.00||79.00||101|
Accommodation : Premier Inn https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/staffordshire/tamworth/tamworth-south.html
Taxis : 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!
Bike Hire : Dave Owen Cycles http://www.tamworth.gov.uk/castle-grounds