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British Waterways Information

The British Waterways website can provide you with information such as:

~ Waterside events
~ Interactive maps of 2,000 miles of canals
~ Canal Museums
~ Books
~ Weather Reports

In addition, we have selected a number of places of interest which you may like to visit along the suggested routes. Please see the details below for more information:

Warwick Castle, Warwick. Tel: 01926 406600
With its magnificent Towers and Ramparts, the castle offers visitors over 1000 years of history. Feel the weight of a sword and see how the Longbow was used. Set in 60 acres of grounds, including formal gardens, there’s always plenty to see. Open all year (except Christmas Day).
Wheelchair access only to the Armoury, castle grounds, restaurant and giftshops. Because access is limited, there is no entrance fee.

Royal Pump Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa. Tel: 01926 742762
The Royal Pump Rooms have been redeveloped to create a cultural complex. Relax in the magnificent Turkish Room, learn about the water treatments which were used at the Royal Pump Rooms. View art exhibitions, discover past history or even enjoy a concert. Open all year (except Christmas and the
New Year).
Wheelchair access is available.

Butterfly Farm, Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tel: 01789 299288
See hundreds of the most spectacular and colourful butterflies. Discover an exotic rainforest, a lush landscape of tropical blossom surrounding splashing waterfalls and fish filled pools. Open all year (except Christmas).
Wheelchair access is available.

Cox’s Yard, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tel: 01789 404600
Originally a historic timber yard, Cox’s Yard has been sympathetically restored to provide a unique leisure venue in an idyllic riverside setting in the centre of Sratford-upon-Avon. Open all year (except Christmas)
Wheelchair access to all parts of the site.

Tewkesbury Abbey, Church Street, Tewkesbury. Tel: 01684 850959
A superb Norman abbey with the largest surviving Norman tower in the country. Formerly a Benedictine monastery, Tewkesbury Abbey is larger than many cathedrals. Features include the exquisitely sculptured tombs and chantry chapels, 17th century Milton Organ and some of the finest roof bosses in England. Open all year (except Christmas).
Wheelchair access available.

Cadburys World, Linden Road, Bourneville, Birmingham. Tel: 0121 4514180
An exhibition devoted entirely to chocolate, where it came from, who first drank the mysterious potion, when it became eating chocolate and the part that Cadbury played in its history. Open all year (except Christmas). Reservations are advised.
Wheelchair access available.

The Stuart Crystal Works, Wordsley, Stourbridge. Tel: 01384 828282
Nineteenth century glassmaking site with one of the four remaining glass cones in the UK. There is a glass repair service, coffee shop and Stuart Crystal shop together with 15 craft shops in the newly refurbished cone area and museum.
Open all year (except Christmas)
Wheelchair access available.

 

1715904-copyThe Jubilee Sailing Trust
The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is a unique charity that aims to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing. The JST owns and operates two tall ships, LORD NELSON, and TENACIOUS. These magnificent ships are the only two vessels in the world that have been purpose-designed and built to enable a crew of mixed physical abilities to sail side by side on equal terms.