Situated in the very heart 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.
Testament to Gayton Marina’s enviable reputation are the guests who return year after year, enjoying the excellent service provided by the knowledgeable and friendly on-site staff. The qualified team is on-hand to help holidaymakers of all abilities make the most of their unique canal experience.
On-site a convenient and well-stocked shop sells snacks and souvenirs, whilst you can also find recycling, maintenance, toilet and Wi-Fi amenities. Your well-equipped and comfortable floating holiday home provides all the high standard facilities you would expect, including entertainment systems (TV, radio and DVD player), dining area and outside seating where you can make the most of your idyllic location.