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For seasonal businesses summer can be the busiest time; and those working in hospitality can rarely take a break at that time. If your profession means you cannot take a holiday during the summer months, then at this time of year you may be beginning to think about relaxing. Plan ahead for the spring time and get in early to save money. You can get up to 10% off our narrowboat holidays when you book online, and our prices include fuel, insurance and a damage waiver. You can search for all our special offers from April onwards: SPECIAL OFFERS.
Our luxury narrowboats can be hired for weekend, midweek or week breaks as well as holidays up to 14 nights. We also have two boats for day hire which take up to 10 people.
Popular holiday routes with Fox Narrowboats are a cruise to Ely, Cambridge or Peterborough. However, if you want to travel a little further afield we recommend visiting the ancient village of Fotheringhay, by cruising through the Middle Levels on to the pretty River Nene.
The Nene is one of the UK’s quieter rivers, connecting the east of England to the rest of the waterway network. Known for its stunning countryside and attractive villages your journey will take you past ancient mills and thatched cottages. With the Nene you have to think a little more carefully about where to attempt a bankside mooring. (You may like: The 3 Best Moorings When Narrowboating on the Nene.) Your journey to Fotheringhay will take you through Ferry Meadows Country Park. Stop in Peterborough to visit the nostalgic Nene Valley Railway and take a trip on a steam train. Fox Route 4 – Ferry Meadows to Fotheringhay is a 12 hour return trip; an extension to trip number three.
This attractive village has a lot of history including ancient castles and famous monarchs. Richard III was born here in 1452, and in 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded in the castle. So when her son, James I, came to the throne in 1603 he had it demolished, and today only a few stones and the castle mound survive. The first castle here was built in 1100 and the second in the 14th century.
The Church of St Mary and All Saints is an impressive 15th century church noted for containing a mausoleum to leading members of the Yorkist dynasty of the Wars of the Roses.
A local farmer charges for mooring in Fotheringhay, and the dog-friendly village pub, The Falcon is worth a visit for food, log fires, and fresh flowers. There is a beautiful garden and orangery overlooking the church.
You are sure to enjoy the journey to Fotheringhay, travelling in style on one of our comfortable narrowboats. Before leaving our hire boat marina you will be fully trained as a narrowboat steerer, and one of our qualified instructors will explain how to operate the locks.
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