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   Gayton Marina

Northampton is about the farthest point in England from the coast. The idea of a marina just down the road sounds unlikely. However, Gayton, situated on the Grand Union canal, features a marina with a large number of canal boats available for hire.

Britain's network of canals was established in the 18th Century as a means of transporting goods such as coal to the industries driving the Industrial Revolution. Over the next 100 years a complete network of canals was built which thrived until the arrival of the Steam Train's and the expansion of Britain's railways.

Today, Britain's canals are mainly used for recreational purposes.Gayton Marina is the focal point for starting a boating holiday, and depending on how much time you have available offers the possibility of circular trips, or just short return journey's. Either way it's a fabulous means of getting to see Britain's countryside, (and the occasional pub !) and some of the history associated with the Industrial Revolution.

Alvechurch manage Gayton Marina, providing a well stocked shop with all you need for your boating holiday. They also offer boats for sale.


Directions to Gayton Marina

From Northampton, travel South West out through Far Cotton and towards Milton Malsor (on the old A43). At Milton Malsor turn right and continue for about 1 mile, crossing over the new A45, until reaching a 'T' junction. Turn left, and then left again after about 300 yards where the road forks.

The Marina is on the left.

There is plenty of parking available.

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