Avon Ring

Avon Ring2021-01-10T17:14:41+00:00

The 108-mile Avon Ring takes narrowboat holiday-makers on a journey through Shakespeare country and along the magnificent River Avon.

What can you See & Do in a week?

To complete this popular circuit in a week, you will need to cruise around eight hours each day, giving time to visit canalside villages and pubs along the way, and perhaps one or two major attractions.

To create more time for visiting destinations along the way, we recommend booking a 10-day or two-week holiday to travel this route.

The Avon Ring

Take a delightful waterway tour through the English counties of Warwickshire and Worcestershire

Passing through 130 locks, this circuit takes around 58 cruising hours.  It can be done in a week, but setting aside 10 days or two weeks allows more time for visiting attractions along the way.

The Avon Ring takes boaters along parts of the Stratford Canal, River Avon, River Severn and Worcester & Birmingham Canal.  Places of interest include: Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre; panoramic views along the River Avon; the beautiful Vale of Evesham; the medieval town of Tewkesbury in the Cotswolds; the magnificent cathedral at Worcester; and the awesome flight of locks at Tardebigge.

  • GBB Hire Base

  • Numbered Attractions

1Tewkesbury Abbey
2Worcester Cathedral
3Hanbury Hall
4Stratford Upon Avon
Worcester Base
Wootten Wawen Base
Alvechurch Base
Stoke Prior Base
Tardebigge Base

Things to see & do

From quiet country pubs and village churches, to exciting historic attractions where history and culture come to life, you’ll find plenty of places to visit on your canal journey.

Alternative rings:

Stourport Ring

Warwickshire Ring

East Midlands Ring

Black Country Ring

Four Counties Ring

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Brindley Place at the heart of Birmingham, England
The inland port of Stourport on the Stourport Ring canal holiday route.
canal and river boating holidays from Worcester.
The unique rock houses at Kinver Edge, Staffordshire, with the caves along side. The houses are fronted as with traditional houses but are built into the sandstone rock.
Hire a canal boat for the day
Royal Worcester Museum is on the side of the canal in Worcester, part of the Stourport Ring canal holiday route
explore Birmingham on a canal walk and tour

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