Stoke Bruerne

The Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne is an idyllic picture of passing boats and local wildlife. It’s a relaxing and lovely place for a day out.

Visitors take a trip on the canal
Visitors take a trip on the canal

There are loads of different things to do – boat trips and walks, bird watching and fun for kids at Rookery farm.

A lovely and historic village

In and around Stoke Bruerne you’ll find the Blisworth Tunnel, historic locks and bridges, a weighing machine, winding hole and traditional canal pubs – all the features of a living canal village.

Nearly all the homes and buildings in the village have been here 200 years or more. Little has changed since the heyday of Britain's canals, between the early and mid-1800s.

The two village pubs have a long heritage, with The Boat Inn having been established in 1807, and the Navigation Inn in 1822. Both were built to support the new trade bought by the canal.

Stoke Bruerne is set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire. Set off in any direction and you'll find unspoilt countryside, tranquil lanes, pretty villages and wild flowers and birds to watch and enjoy.

Top tips

Your museum visit will take from one to two hours. Here are some other good things you can do nearby:

  • enjoy a tranquil walk along the canal tow path
  • head for Rookery Open Farm with its popular outdoor play area, miniature ponies and more
  • enjoy a tasty curry at the Spice of Bruerne

We look forward to welcoming you to Stoke Bruerne soon.

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