Canal Boat Hire

North Kilworth Narrow Boat Hire is based in the heart of Leicestershire. We offer luxury and affordable canal boats to hire on the Leicester ring of the Grand Union Canal which is universally recognised as one of the most beautiful sections of canal in the whole country. Rent one of our boats to have a leisurely break travelling through Leicestershire. With 21 miles of lock free cruising with a staircase of locks at either end which you can choose to avoid or enjoy the operating of the locks. There has been a wharf at this site for nearly 200 years and we are
still busy with painting, fabricating and repairs.

The Perfect Getaway


The leisurely pace of canal boating allows you the time to look around and take in the beautiful countryside.


With all the state of the art facilities on board you can be fully independent or you can enjoy the hospitality of pubs, restaurants or ​attractions near on the canal.


We are privileged to have been visited by an Otter family that have been making daily appearances near the wharf. We are also blessed to share the canal with Kingfishers, Herons, Owls and many other beautiful wild birds.


You can choose to have all technology & Wi-Fi gadgets removed to truly enjoy a tech-free holiday. Or you can let the family ​tune​ in to Netflix with our on-board Wi-Fi, ​or​ play their favourite tunes(?) through a Bluetooth speaker.

Beautiful views and things to do



Luxury Canal Boats

Our luxury canal boats are available to hire from our base at North Kilworth Wharf on the Grand Union Canal. Finished to a high standard and equiped with everything you will need to enjoy a relaxing canal boat holiday.  Mid-week, weekend, and full week hire available.

Precious Gem

Precious Gem is a brand new built semi-traditional narrowboat. This 45ft 2 or 4 berth is perfect for a couple ,family or group of friends and is also dog friendly. It has a quiet, water-cooled diesel engine and easy to use controls.

Little Otter

Fully refurbished in 2019. Painted throughout in Farrow & Ball paint with a cosy wood fired stove. She is only 25ft so is very easy to manoeuvre and turn around anywhere on the canal.


If you have any queries feel free to get in touch today with North Kilworth Narrow Boat Hire