Cruising Route


Canal Boat Holidays
Leicester & Return.

Start From Union Wharf Marina

From Union Wharf Marina
Cruising days : 4/5
Cruising hours : 28 hours
Locks : 48

Cruising north will take you towards Leicester and you can visit some of the pretty towns and villages on the way.

The canal section just before Leicester is very rural, surrounded by pleasant, typical English countryside.

A great day out for the whole family is at The National Space Centre in Leicester near Lock 44. View the space age building as you approach from you narrowboat.

In the City of Leicester There are secure moorings at Castle Gardens (on the right past Bridge 2). The city centre is remarkably compact with everything surprisingly close to these moorings.


Leicester and return canal boat holidays cruising route

Useful Information

Tourist information

Wicksteed Park is situated in 147 acres of landscaped English countryside and offers the elements of a country and theme park in one

St.Martins Square is Leicester's most unique and fashionable shopping centre, located conveniently in the Lanes area of the City

Leicesters Museums

Haymarket Theatre Leicester

National Space centre- Leicester Website Tel. 0116 261 0261

Newarke Houses Museum Leicester Website Tel. 0116 225 4980

Woburn safari park Website Tel. 01525 290407

Phoenix Arts Centre Leicester Tel. 0116 255 4854

Jewry Wall Museum Tel.  0116 225 4971

Shires Shopping centre Website Tel. 0116 251 2461

Eco House Western park, Kinkley Road, Leicester Tel. 0116 285 5489

Abbey pumping Station Website Tel. 0116 299 5111

The Gas museum at Aylestone Website Tel. 0116 250 3190

Brocks Hill Country Park & Environment Centre Website Tel. 0116 271 4514

Wistan Le Dale Model Village & rural centre Website Tel. 0116 259 2009

Wigston Framework Knitters Museum Tel. 0116 288 3396

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