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Grand Union Narrowboat Holidays

Grand Union Narrowboats is based on the Grand Union Canal at Weedon in heart of the beautiful county of Northamptonshire. The Furniss family who operate Grand Union Narrowboats have been part of the inland waterways industry for over 25 years so you are in very capable hands.

Narrowboat hire Special Offer


25% Discount on all 2 Berth holidays in summer 2024.
Limited time offer ends 31st May 2024.

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Narrowboat hire Special Offer


10% Discount on all June and July 2024 Holidays.
Limited time offer ends 31st May 2024.

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Narrowboat hire Special Offer


2025 Early Booking Discount.
15% Discount on all 2025 holidays.
Offer Ends on the 31st October 2024.

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Narrowboat hire Special Offer

Flotilla Offer

10% off your holiday when booking two or more boats together

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Narrowboat hire Special Offer

Multi-Week Discount

Book 2 weeks & save 15% off the 2nd week, or book 3 weeks & save 20% off the 3rd week

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Sally - 2 berth narrowboat for holiday hire


2 berth

Hawkweed - 3 berth narrowboat for holiday hire


3 berth

Ragweed - 3 berth canal boat for holiday hire


3 berth

Driftweed - 2/4 berth narrowboat for holiday hire


2/4 berth

Jimsonweed - 6 berth narrowboat for holiday hire


6 berth

Londonweed - 4 berth narrowboat for holiday hire

Londonweed 4

4 berth

Londonweed - 6 berth canal boat for holiday hire

Londonweed 6

6 berth

Tasselweed - 4/6 berth narrowboat for holiday hire


4/6 berth

Knotweed - 6 berth canalboat for holiday hire

Knotweed 6

6 berth

Knotweed - 8 berth narrowboat for hire

Knotweed 8

8 berth



Rachel B (Apr 2024) - ".....If you are looking for a break away with a difference this is for you A*****Service and customer care we were apprehensive at the start not knowing what to expect but we should not have worried Steve and the team are the best and guide you through everything...."

Jonathan G (Mar 2024) - "...The boat was spotless, with tea, coffee and milk all provided. Steve and his team met us, gave us a full rundown of everything on the boat and then Jeff stayed with us for the first 20 minutes of our cruise down the canal, making sure we were happy with steering, mooring up, going under bridges, etc...."

Matthew G (Mar 2024) - "Amazing! Boats were really good, people were so nice and overall a really relaxing weekend out! I would definitely recommend it to anyone!"

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Our Narrowboats

Our 2, 4, 6 and 8-berth purpose-built, 4 star narrowboats, are available for hire from our easily accessed base at Weedon. You can be confident of having a canal boat holiday to remember, taking in the delights of the canals of Great Britain.

Routes you can take

From Weedon ...More >there is an amazing choice of routes for your narrowboat hire including gems such as the Oxford Canal, the Ashby Canal, the River Thames and, of course, our personal favourite – the Grand Union Canal, cruising either north along the stunningly beautiful Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal through Watford Locks, Market Harborough and Foxton locks or perhaps south through the amazing Blisworth Tunnel and the quintessentially English canal side village of Stoke Bruerne and on southwards towards the Chilterns. See more information on routes you can take with our boats..

New to canal boating?

We understand that for some the prospect of taking to the helm of your narrowboat hire together with the operation of the canal locks can seem a little daunting! DON’T PANIC. We are very thorough on our handovers, as well as showing how all the controls on the boat work to ensure ALL our novice customers get practical steering tuition along with instruction and help with your first locks. We feel this is very important as the sooner you feel at ease with the practicalities of a canal boat holiday the sooner to can start to enjoy the delights of England’s waterways.

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