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   Braunston Marina

Braunston Marina is ideally located for the canal enthusiast. It lies at the crossways of the Grand Union and Oxford canals, and indeed the whole waterways. The opportunities for exploration are near limitless.

The Marina itself is easily located by road lying beside the A45 between Daventry and Rugby. It is only 20 minutes from junction 16 on the M1 and under an hour from Birmingham, and two hours from London.

Braunston Marina is steeped in history. It was originally developed at the turn of the 19th century as the waterways depot at the northern end of what was then called the Grand Junction Canal. Several buildings date from this and the Georgian and Victorian periods. The Marina's entrance is dominated by the very fine Horsley Iron Works cast iron bridge dating from 1834, erected by Thomas Telford.

Today Braunston Marina is a major centre for leisure craft, both narrow boats and canal cruisers, with modern mooring facilities for 250 boats.

We at Braunston Marina are committed to providing the finest facilities available on the waterways which will ensure that Braunston is THE place for people to enjoy their boating activities. We look forward to being of service to you.

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