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Braunston Marina

A narrowboat goods and interchange facility.


Region:
Northamptonshire
Red Wheel Site:
Yes
Transport Mode(s):
Water
Address:

Braunston Marina,

Braunston,

Northamptonshire

Postcode:
NN11 7JH
Visitor Centre:
No
Website:

About Braunston Marina

Braunston Marina is steeped in history. It was originally developed at the turn of the 19th century as the waterways depot at the northern end of what was then called the Grand Junction Canal where it joined up with the Oxford Canal. Several original buildings from the Georgian and early Victorian periods are still in their intended use. The Marina’s entrance is dominated by the very fine Horsley Iron Works cast iron bridge dating from 1834, erected by Thomas Telford.

Today Braunston Marina is a major centre for leisure craft and narrowboats, with modern mooring facilities for 250 boats, a large, busy brokerage selling all types of new and used steel narrowboats. Dry and wet docks, craneage pad and a service area are all available.

A number of other boat businesses operate within the marina. 

The event highlight is the marina's annual Historic Boat Rally, held over the last week-end in June, with upwards of 80 old working boats joining the grand parade, many of which are on the national Historic Boat Register. 

On the side of the A45 Dunchurch to Daventry

 

 

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National Transport Trust, Old Bank House, 26 Station Approach, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey KT10 0SR