Narrowboat holiday company Anglo Welsh has bought Sally Narrowboats, offering canal boat hire on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Bradford on Avon.

The 87-mile long Kennet & Avon Canal is one of the most popular on the canal network. This beautiful waterway links the Bristol Avon with the Thames at Reading, passing through spectacular landscapes and the World Heritage City of Bath.

The pretty market town of Bradford-on-Avon has many impressive historic structures and buildings, including its medieval Town Bridge over the River Avon and spectacular 14th century monastic stone barn. There’s something for everyone in this west Wiltshire town close to the Somerset border – historic pubs, weavers’ cottages, independent shops, restaurants and cafes, riverside walks, timber-framed buildings and market streets dating back to the Middle Ages.

On a short break from Bradford on Avon boaters can head west to Bath and back, cruising across the impressive Bath stone aqueducts at Avoncliff and Dundas. Or head east to Devizes at the base of the flight of 29 locks at Caen Hill, passing through the village of Seend and its popular canalside Barge Inn.

On a week’s holiday from Bradford on Avon you can travel up the Caen Hill Flight and continue on to Pewsey and then Great Bedwyn, passing through the beautiful Vale of Pewsey and the Savernake Forest. Alternatively, cruise west to Bristol’s Floating Harbour to visit Brunel’s SS Great Britain, though this route is recommended for experienced boaters only as the Bristol Avon is tidal. For a 10-day or two-week holiday from Bradford on Avon, you can continue heading east to Hungerford, Newbury and Reading.

Day boat hire from Bradford on Avon is also available.