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Gloria - Star Narrowboat

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Stay on board a stylish narrowboat for a couple of up to 4 guests on a leafy mooring at the Bridgewater Marina, Manchester. Cruising or static stays.

Star Narrowboat Holidays offer a unique narrowboat for experienced boaters. Stylish Gloria is 57ft (17.37m) & sleeps up to 4 people.

Cruising is offered year round. Minimum 7-14 night breaks from mid March to October.

So, should you take a narrowboat holiday? Slow down and relax on the canals. The boat is set up for self catering so you can arrive with everything you need for a peaceful break. Alternatively do what most people do and have your evening meals at a canal side pub and then back to the boat for a night cap on the back deck hopefully stargazing. 

Open all year round, with prices the same year round too and the hire prices are inclusive of bedding, towels, fuel, a boat handling lesson and 24hr on-call support. A solid fuel stove keeps Gloria warm in the cooler months.

The boat has collected some great reviews . 'Gloria' is featured in 'Rock The Boat' published by Gestalten Books.

A boat holiday aboard 'Gloria' can be as relaxing or as active as you choose. Good access to the Cheshire Ring, The Four Counties Ring, The Anderton Boat Lift, Liverpool city centre, the Rochdale canal, the Leeds Liverpool canal, and the Trent and Mersey canal. Trips can pass through Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and beyond.

Static stays are possible from November to mid March only with a minimum of 3 night stay.

Gloria is also available for static stays for 1-4 guests on the leafy mooring at the Bridgewater Marina/Boothstown Basin M28 1YB - 9 mi/14 km from Manchester city centre & 14 mi/22 km from Manchester Airport.

Dogs charged at £40 each / maximum 2. Check the owner terms for rules for dogs when making a booking.

Please advise if you are 2 people who would want 2 separate beds as this would affect the cost.

Prices include fuel (when cruising), bedding towels, a boat handling lesson and on-call support whilst the boats are on hire. Beginners will receive a boat handling lesson and help with route planning. Please note that narrowboat holidays are a fun way to have an adventure however the boats are a serious bit of kit and 2 responsible adults must be present on all hires. This property is suitable for couples, small families and close friends and not for party girls and boys :)

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