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How to Hunt Fenland Ghosts, Even When it isn’t Halloween

Are you haunted by dreams of a narrowboat holiday? Are you brave enough to experience the darker side of Cambridge? Have you ever been curious about paranormal investigations? You may like to explore the mysterious Fenlands by narrowboat. The strangeRead more ›

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4-Night Break on the river Great Ouse.

On our Spring 4-night narrowboat break aboard Rural Fox we headed out onto the river Great Ouse.  Our first day after a cruise of 3 ½ hours and having negotiated the Marmont Priory lock we moored for the night inRead more ›

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Why You Should Hire a Narrowboat for the Day near Ely

Do you live in Peterborough, Wisbech, Ely or Huntingdon? Want to get together with some friends and family? Have you thought about hiring a narrowboat, just for a day? A relaxing boat trip on the Cambridge river network could beRead more ›

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Our Top 3 Free Summer Festivals by Narrowboat

4 festivals in Cambridge. 3 Free Summer Festivals by #Narrowboat We’ve already kicked off the festival season this year with St George’s Fayre here in March, and we are now looking forward to a summer full of fun in Cambridgeshire.Read more ›

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Are Museums Ever Fun? The Answer Might Surprise You

Have you ever had a fun day out discovering English heritage, and visiting places that offer a kind of nostalgic magic? Don’t you just love it when an ancient building triggers your imagination and sends your mind time-travelling off intoRead more ›

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Why January is the Best Time to Book Your Hire Boat Holiday

Following the festive season the month of January can feel like a real downer, as it creeps in with the cold weather and dismally short, dark days. Yet the New Year can also put us in the mood for planningRead more ›

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Canal Boats: The Antidote to School Holiday Boredom

Are you asking yourself what to do in the school summer holidays? Are your kids already glued to the TV or tablet? Are you searching for some healthy outdoor activities to stave off boredom? Day boat hire in Cambridgeshire couldRead more ›

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4 Things You Don’t Expect on a Narrowboat Holiday

If you’ve been browsing the internet reading about narrowboats you probably think you have a good idea of what a narrowboat hire holiday is like. It’s just slowly drifting through narrow canals and English countryside with occasional stops at countryRead more ›

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5 Surprising Rewards of Choosing a Cambridge Boating Holiday

If you’ve never tried a boating holiday on the Fenland Waterways you may discover a number of unexpected benefits that make it a little different from your average canal boat holiday. Among Cambridgeshire’s attractive villages and cities is an impressiveRead more ›

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Seven Surprising Differences We Discovered Cruising the Middle Levels

I used to run a traditional pair of hotel narrowboats, Snipe and Taurus with my husband. We had a lot of routes that were standard fare – we did them regularly, and knew them really well, but every summer weRead more ›

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