UK Canals & Waterways

Near the Water - Canalside Pubs, Inns, Shopping, Villages, Cottages, etc.

Note: this page includes only places that are near narrowboat-boatable waters, e.g. no oceanside or lakeside places are included here.

For boat trips, see Excursion, Charter, and Restaurant Boats - UK.

Many thanks to Tim Lewis who supplied some of the links for this page.

Pub Guides

Waterside pubs/restaurants/tea shops with Web sites

Canalside Shops

Canalside Villages


Holiday Cottages

I have no knowledge of the reliability of these firms - use ordinary caution.

Camping and Caravaning Sites


ACS Laundrette List - laundrettes near all canals and waterways (in England and Wales, I think); must order pamphlet - only updates are on-line

Museums, etc.

See museums list. Most in this list are waterside.

Other sources of facilities near the water

Most detailed online and offline maps will show waterside facilities. Also see Canal Guides on the Books page.
It probably goes without saying, but hire firms, boatyards, marinas, and boat brokerages all tend to be waterside!
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