of Northamptonshire on the famous Grand Union Canal – widely known as the motorway of its time – Gayton Marina takes prime position along the most picturesque cruising route between Birmingham and London. With a reputation for passing stunning arable and forested landscapes, this popular stretch of waterway attracts a diverse range of holidaymakers year-round, catering to both experienced captains and novice adventurers.
Punctuated by idyllic villages, thriving towns and busy cities, the Grand Union Canal is ripe for exploration: from short day cruises to longer overnight excursions, the freedom to explore some of the largest and most beautiful sections of canal in Britain is at your fingertips.
From its ideal position close to Northampton town centre, the Marina is also perfectly situated to offer an impressive variety of floating holiday options. Whether that’s exploring exciting waterways or enjoying the plentiful land based activities available throughout the area, you can do as much or as little as you please. If spending a day on dry land is your preference, the local area has a wealth of country pubs and beautiful walking trails; you can visit Hunsbury Hill and Abington parks, the stately homes of Althorp House and Lamport Hall & Gardens. Alternatively, take your time to enjoy the many riverside cafes, shopping opportunities, art galleries and museums.