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Narrowboat holidays in Scotland - some useful information
Scotlandhas some very scenic and relaxing canal routes. Read on for some useful information on narrowboat holidays in Scotland.
Canals in Scotland
Canals were first built in Scotland in the mid 18th century to transport goods and commodities in large quantities. The canals have a long and interesting history. The Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal connect the major cities and also provide a short cut for boats to cross between the east and west with a sea voyage. The Caledonian Canal provides a similar short cut in the Scottish Highlands. The Monkland Canal runs into Glasgow from the Monklands area. Most canals in Scotland are separate from those in the rest of the UK.
Nowadays canals are primarily used for narrowboat holidays. The Caledonian Canal is one of the most interesting waterways in Europe. The canal runs for sixty miles taking you through Loch Ness and the Great Glen. There is some stunning scenery along the way including Ben Nevis and the impressive Inverness castle. The company Holidays in the UK run trips along this canal and have bases at Inverness in the north, and Laggan Locks at the midway point of the lock. Prices start at around £350 for a double bed room for a week.
Getting to Scotland
All the major cities in Scotland are easily accessible from the UK. Easyjethave regular flights from all London airports and most other major airports across the UK to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. The major Scottish cities are also well served by trains and buses from other parts of England and the UK.