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Grand Union Narrowboats

Weedon, United Kingdom
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About Grand Union Narrowboats
A small family operated company operating a fleet of five Narrowboats providing canal boat holidays on the Grand Union Canal.
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Denzyl C wrote a review Today
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Awesome 5 day trip on Londonweed. Boat was well appointed, clean and in great working order. Steve and team at the boat yard were super helpful. Fabulous - 5 star!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Elaine wrote a review Aug 6
Edenbridge, United Kingdom19 contributions10 helpful votes
Steve and his team were so thorough and friendly. The boat was immaculately clean and full of such lovely thoughtful extras- milk in the fridge, fresh flowers in the lounge and a bottle of wine in the kitchen.Our instructions on arrival were comprehensive, especially about safety and well explained.We were taken up the canal for a while to give us confidence and shown how to moor. We were met the next day to take us through the first 3 locks to make sure we were happy to continue on our own. Would thoroughly recommend Grand Union Narrowboats.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Andy G wrote a review Aug 2
Southampton, United Kingdom14 contributions
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First ever canal boat holiday, what an incredible experience. My wife and I are both frontline NHS so this was a perfect way to de-stress from the workplace. Everything was effortless. The booking, the choice and directions etc. As we hadn't done this before, Steve & the team were thorough in their tuition. Taking us through the boat, the controls and then sailing with us until they (and us) were happy for us to motor along on our own. We met Steve the next day and he guided us through the locks, again with very good instructions. Ours was a party of 8 so we had plenty of help for locks etc. More than enough room and storage on the boat. The beds were comfortable, and the shower was amazing! I recommend you buy a canal book (either from Steve or elsewhere) that shows all the locks, water points, pubs(!) and shops etc along the canal. So many places to moor up, so very quiet and peaceful. Lots of rich history along the way depending on which route you take. We sailed south for 20 miles before turning back. All within 7 days and never did we feel like anything was rushed. As an ex-photographer, i got off the boat a few times to capture some amazing sights. We took a couple of bikes and would also recommend this if you have a large party as the tow paths run alongside so you can venture off for a while. Definitely doing this again. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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jusi81 wrote a review Aug 1
Suffolk2 contributions
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Our first time on a narrow boat and couldn’t fault the service and boat provided by Steve and his excellent team. The friendly welcome, thorough familiarisation with the boat and the time and care taken to ensure we were happy and confident before setting out were second to none. We were accompanied for the first few miles with plenty of useful advice and the following morning we were met at the first set of locks where once again excellent advice and instructions given in a very friendly and reassuring manner. Boat in immaculate condition inside and out, lovely thought to have fresh flowers and a bottle of wine to welcome us on board. 3 days of peaceful bliss pottering along and totally relaxing (well, apart from the 7 locks at Stoke Bruerne 🤭) Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve and his team and we will certainly be returning 👍👍
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Mark D wrote a review Jul 2022
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A brilliantly organised trip. Steve and his team took a great deal of care to prepare the boat and then followed up with very thorough briefings on boat handling and then the next day Steve met us at the first set of locks to 'show us the ropes. The boat was comprehensively equipped with everything we could need
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Date of experience: July 2022
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