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9. River Avon Chain Ferry and Narrow Boat Cruises

Top 10 ten places to visit in the Midlands - Stratford upon Avon

River Avon Chain Ferry and Narrow Boat Cruises 

The river Avon Chain ferry is an old manually wound means of crossing the river. Built in 1937 it was the last of its sort to be made and used in Britain. The ferry travels from the Dirty Duck Pub side of the river to the more open opposite bank where you can enjoy country walks or visit the nearby Butterfly Farm.
 
At a cost of only 20 pence, it has top be one of the cheapest attractions in the country! 
 
If you would like to try a slightly longer journey, Bancroft Cruisers operate canal boat and pleasure cruise trips. 

Bancroft Cruisers Address:
Bancroft Cruisers
Moat House Stratford 
Bridge Foot
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6YR
England, UK

Bancroft Cruisers Opening Times:
45 minute walk-on sightseeing cruises run from April to October every day, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. 

November to March 45 minute sightseeing cruises operate from the Holiday Inn this year while essential work takes place on the Canal Basin in the Bancroft Gardens from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm on selected days. (Contact Bancroft Cruisers for details)

T  +44 (0)1789 269669

F  +44 (0)1789 204483
 
Alternatively - try Narrowboat Holidays: 
 
Narrowboat Holidays Address:
Narrowboat Holidays
Stratford Court Cruisers
Western road Marina
Western Road
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
 
T  +44 (0)800 317377
 
F  +44 (0)1789 415548 
 

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