HOLIDAYMAKERS looking for a gentle water break can now book one from a north Shropshire marina.

For the first time ever, canal boat hire company Anglo Welsh is offering two-night breaks on the Llangollen Canal, from its canal boat hire bases at Whixall, near Whitchurch and also at Trevor in Wrexham.

Emma Lovell, reservations manager for Anglo Welsh, said the two-night offer is perfect for anyone looking for a short break and offers plenty of choice for destinations.

She said: “Whether you are time-short and just looking for 48 hours away, or a newcomer to canal boat holidays wanting to test the waters, our new two-night deals are a great way to get afloat.

“On a two-night break from Trevor on the Llangollen Canal in Wrexham, boaters can head to Ellesmere, in the heart of the ‘Shropshire Lake District’.  


“The route includes the experience of travelling across the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, with jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Dee Valley 38 metres below. 

“From Whixall Marina, on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal in Shropshire, boaters can cruise through the Shropshire countryside to historic Whitchurch. 

“It takes around three-and-a-half hours to cruise to visitor moorings on the Whitchurch Arm, perfect for a relaxing two-night break.”

Anglo Welsh’s special two-night deals start at £593 and need to be booked and taken by September 14, 2023. 

Boats can be picked up from 2.30pm on the Friday, and returned by 2.30pm on the Sunday.

For more information about Anglo Welsh’s holidays, go to

To book a two-night special deal call the bookings team on 0117 304 1122 or email