Boaters that enjoy cruising down the Trent and Mersey Canal will find Shakespeare Classic Line a godsend. These classic narrow boats are located at the luxurious Mercia Marina and have full facilities to make a true home away from home.
Shakespeare Classic Line’s craft are great for cruising along the rivers and exploring the surrounding countryside. The marina is easily accessible and sits midway between Derby and Burton-upon-Trent, well positioned not only for boating but also for enjoying attractions in the area. Boats are comfortable and roomy, and are able to sleep up to eight people.
All Shakespeare Classic Line boats have full kitchens, washrooms with showers and an entertainment centre, with larger boats having more than one restroom. Mercia Marina is home to a tea room, a butchers, a hair salon and a small shop and offers Wi-Fi internet throughout. It is ideal for couples and families that enjoy the outdoors.
Mercia Marina is set on the Trent and Mersey Canal in a peaceful location that is minutes away from the A50 and A38. The Burton breweries and eclectic collection of restaurants in Derby are just a short drive away, while the nearby town of Willington has a good selection of pubs.
Boating is the main draw here, though while staying aboard a Shakespeare Classic Line boat guests also have access to the National Forest, the Peak District National Park and some lovely country manors. In addition, there are various picturesque villages along the canals that can be visited while cruising around.
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