Cruising Route


Canal Boat Holidays
Bristol & Return.

Start From Hilperton Marina

From Hilperton Marina
Cruising days : 7
Cruising hours : 25 hours
Locks : 28

25 hours cruising would elsewhere be considered little more than a short break, but here the route includes Bradford on Avon, Bath, Bristol and, unusually, many more towns and villages that the canal passes through the centre of. Having followed the route of the River Avon by canal, after Bath the navigation uses the River itself, reverting to canal to divert into Bristol city centre.

Some stunning weirs accompany each river lock down to Bristol.

Museums and waterside features reflect the city's former importance as a sea port.

Visitor moorings are available right in the centre of the city in the floating harbour (mooring charge applies).

Frequent reminders of the route's industrial history such as the brass mill at Kelston are found within rolling valley countryside.


The Bristol Return Canal Boat Holidays Route

Useful Information

Bradford on Avon Tourist information

Tourist Information

Claverton's Pumping Station

Bath's American Museum Website Tel. 01225 460503

Fashion Museum

Roman Baths Website Tel. 01225 477867

Jane Austen centre

Bath Abbey

Bristol Tourist information centre

In Bristol visit the historic ship

Bristol Aquarium

At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest & most exciting interactive science centres & Planetarium

Bristol Zoo

Other Routes

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