Nestled within the scenic north Shropshire countryside in close proximity to the bustling market town of Ellesmere, Blackwater Meadow Marina is well placed to enjoy much-loved waterways and the delights of the natural surrounding area. This includes a trip along the Llangollen Canal, a memorable 11-mile stretch of waterway which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and is home to the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Horseshoe Falls – each remarkable examples of historical engineering.
Popular year-round as a picturesque, well-serviced and friendly Marina, Blackwater Meadow offers would-be captains of all levels a warm and professional welcome, with a friendly team on hand to help guests of all abilities make the most of their unique and exciting holiday home. Boasting a superb range of amenities, the Marina has a small yet well-stocked souvenir and chandlery shop, car park, recycling and bathroom facilities.
Our fleet of narrowboats are fitted to a stylish yet comfortable specifications each equipped with excellent fixtures and fittings, including indoor and outdoor seating areas to maximise the beautiful panoramic vistas you will encounter and benefiting from direct access to the canal tow path.
Its stellar reputation for service combines with a gorgeous setting to make Blackwater Meadow Marina an ideal base to sample many of the most memorable and scenic cruising routes in Britain, such as the Cheshire Ring, the popular Ellesmere and Llangollen Returns and The Four Counties Ring. Perfect for short breaks or day trips alike, there is an abundance of attractions and places of interest in the immediate area if you’re looking to explore the locality by foot, such as country pubs and scenic walking trails. Alternatively, the renowned Chester Zoo and Chirk Castle (owned by the National Trust), as well as authentic market towns and cosmopolitan cities are all just a short drive away.