Canal boat holidays UK: The best routes on waterways in the UK revealed

In fact, canal boats offer you the chance to live in luxury yet traverse some of the UK’s most scenic destinations in almost complete isolation.

For the moment, canal boat owners are not allowed to holiday on their boat, but can take short boat trips.

The Canal and River Trust (CRT) said: “You may undertake short boat trips only, avoiding the use of locks and any staff-operated structures if possible, providing that you do not stay away from home overnight and that you return to your home mooring (where you have one).

“This is based on current Government guidance.”

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