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Whitchurch Marina from Shropshire

Whitchurch is set on the beautiful Llangollen Canal in Shropshire. Cruise from here to Llangollen or perhaps go the other way towards Ellesmere Port

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Things to do

Chester - Step off the pages of history and take a tour of Chester with a real Roman and learn what everyday life would have been like in Roman Chester. Discover 1,000 of shops behind the magnificent black and white buildings in Chester's high street and stroll around Chester's Rows where 21st century stores thrive in a Medieval setting.

Ellesmere - A pretty and historic market town nestling in the Shropshire countryside the town's architecture includes Georgian houses and half timbered buildings which offer a host of shops selling everything from antiques to fine food. At the visitors centre view the nesting Herons or take a gentle stroll around the famous Meres.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Spanning the beautiful River Dee and Dee Valley this awe inspiring aqueduct was built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop. First Opened in 1805 it spans 1000 feet and is 125 feet high, when crossing over in a narrow boat experience the feeling of being suspended in mid air.

Llangollen - Famous the world over for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod held each July when more than 4,000 competitors from more than fifty countries come together in a gala of song, music and dance. Take a trip through some spectacular scenery on The Llangollen railway and take part in one of the many special events which are hosted throughout the year which include a real ale train trip, a visit from Santa and you can even meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. Llangollen is a haven for shoppers as it hosts a selection of shops offering interesting and more unusual gifts.

Marina Address :

Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. SY13 3AA


Directions via Road: If you are approaching from the north via the A41 or A49, you need to follow signs for Wrexham (A525) as you get nearer to Whitchurch. This will take you on a new bypass to the west of Whitchurch.

When you reach the roundabout junction with the A525, take the Wrexham last exit. The entrance to 'Viking Afloat' is only 50 yards away, to the right.

If you are approaching from the East on the A525, you need to follow signs for Wrexham (A525) as you get nearer to Whitchurch.

This will take you on a new bypass to the south, and then West of Whitchurch.

When you reach the roundabout junction with the A525, take the Wrexham (first) exit. The entrance to Viking Afloat is only 50 yards on the right.

If you are travelling from the South on the A41 (A449) as you approach Whitchurch turn left at the roundabout following signs for Wrexham (A525). Go straight across the next roundabout still following signs for Wrexham (A525).At the A525 junction turn left at the roundabout and Viking Afloat is 50 yards along on the right.

If you are approaching Whitchurch from the West (A525), approximately 1 mile after the junction with the A495 (Oswestry), the road is carried over the canal and you will find the entrance to Viking Afloat 100 yards past the canal bridge, on the left just 50 yards before the roundabout joining the Whitchurch bypass.

Directions via Rail The nearest train station is Whitchurch, Shropshire. You will need to get a taxi from here to the base. For information about train timetables and ticket costs for all mainline rail transport please go to www.thetrainline.com.

Directions via Air: Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham airports are all 1 hour away. You will need to take the train to Crewe or Shrewsbury and then change for Whitchurch.

There is no direct National Express coach to Whitchurch, so you will need to take the coach to Nantwich (9.7 miles away) or Crewe (13 miles away) and then take the train.

Please see www.nationalexpress.com for details on national coach travel.


Boats operating from Whitchurch Marina

Tyne

Boat Name : Grith
Boat Class : Tyne
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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Wye

Boat Name : Cedrik
Boat Class : Wye
Sleeps a maximum of 8 People

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Medway

Boat Name : Ragnar
Boat Class : Medway
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Derwent

Boat Name : Torbern
Boat Class : Derwent
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Wye

Boat Name : Baldrik
Boat Class : Wye
Sleeps a maximum of 8 People

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Heron

Boat Name : Night Heron
Boat Class : Heron
Sleeps a maximum of 5 People

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Bunting

Boat Name : Black Headed Bunting
Boat Class : Bunting
Sleeps a maximum of 5 People

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Thrush

Boat Name : Siberian Thrush
Boat Class : Thrush
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Grebe

Boat Name : Great Crested Grebe
Boat Class : Grebe
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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Lark

Boat Name : Grays Lark
Boat Class : Lark
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Gull

Boat Name : Black Headed Gull
Boat Class : Gull
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Wren

Boat Name : Rock Wren
Boat Class : Wren
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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Warbler

Boat Name : Hooded Warbler
Boat Class : Warbler
Sleeps a maximum of 8 People

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Duck

Boat Name : Long Tailed Duck
Boat Class : Duck
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Warbler

Boat Name : Lucy's Warbler
Boat Class : Warbler
Sleeps a maximum of 8 People

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Wren

Boat Name : Inca Wren
Boat Class : Wren
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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Plover

Boat Name : Wilsons Plover
Boat Class : Plover
Sleeps a maximum of 5 People

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Sandpiper

Boat Name : Curlew Sandpiper
Boat Class : Sandpiper
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Wren

Boat Name : Song Wren
Boat Class : Wren
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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