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Kings Orchard - A rent a Canal Boat location

Kings Orchard is located on the Coventry canal in Staffordshire

Lichfield town centre is about 3 1/2 miles away from the marina giving you a great choice of bars and restaurants and other useful local amenities for groceries, activities and so on.

Things to do at Kings Orchard marina

Kings Orchard - A rent a Canal Boat location

Lichfield town centre is about 3 1/2 miles away from the marina giving you a great choice of bars and restaurants and other useful local amenities for groceries, activities and so on.

The Coventry Canal forms part of the Leicester Ring including The Trent and Mersey Canal, The Grand Union, Leicester Section, Canal and the North Oxford Canal. The Coventry Canal opened in 1769 and was constructed to join the vast expanding city of Coventry with The Trent and Mersey Canal. The Canal was once busy with narrowboats carrying coal but commercial traffic ceased soon after World War II. The Canal is surprisingly rural and has recently seen an increase in the amount of narrowboat craft enjoying the route

Fradley Junction - One of the best picturesque waterside scenes in the Midlands there are moorings here and it is a very popular location for both narrow-boaters and for Gongoozlers (people who enjoy watching the activities on the canals)

Tamworth - A short walk from the towpath leads you to the pleasant town of Tamworth where you will discover 'The Snowdome' a fun packed family attraction where you can learn to ski or toboggan on real snow on the impressive 170 metre slope. Tamworth Castle - Located in the town centre next to the River Tame the castle has existed since Anglo Saxon times. Take a tour of the castle and journey through time starting at the Medieval Dungeons, not for the feint hearted though as Tamworth Castle is said to be home to many ghosts and spirits.

Directions to Kings Orchard marina

Directions to Kings Orchard

Address: Kings Orchard Marina, Broad Lane, Huddlesford, Staffordshire. WS13 8SP

By Road: The A38 offers the easiest access. Leave the A38 onto the A5192, Cappers Lane turning east (away from Lichfield). Take the first left and follow country lane. Follow country lane over canal bridge and, with The Plough on your right, bear immediately left looking out for brown tourist sign directing you to marina entrance on your left. For Sat Nav users, we advise you use the postcode for the Plough pub that is a 3 minute drive from the marina: WS13 8PY.

By Rail: The nearest rail station is Lichfield Trent Valley where we are just a short distance away. Lichfield Trent Valley rail station can be reached from all the major train stations. For information about train timetables and ticket costs for all mainline rail transport please go to www.thetrainline.com.

By Air: The closest airport to the marina is Birmingham International Airport which is a ~30 minute drive away. From London Airports: Make your way via the London Underground, bus or taxi to London Euston train station. From there take a train to Lichfield Trent Valley which is very close to the marina.

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