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Planning your visit

Address: The Wharf, Braunston, Daventry, NN11 7JQ View on Google map

Opening Times: The towpath is open daily and our welcome station is usually open on Fridays between 10.00am - 4.00pm, though this may change.

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

The canal at Braunston, where the Grand Union Canal and the Oxford Canal meet, is the busiest anywhere on the British canal network. Despite its splendid rural setting, there is a wealth of hidden delights both at Braunston Marina and at the pretty village of Braunston two minutes away on the hill above the junction.For instance, look out for the 'Stop House' - the old building that was used to collect tolls from passing freight boats.

Either way, it's a great place to spot narrowboats and stretch your legs!

The Stop House is now home to our welcome station at Braunston - a place to stop for a chat with our friendly volunteers and pick up some information about the local area. The welcome station is usually open on Fridays between 10.00am - 4.00pm, though this may change.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Picnic spot:

Bring a picnic, there are tables outside the Stop House and a lovely garden area

Boat trips:

Wildlife spotting:

As with all canals, there's all sorts of water birds you may see. But There's definitely a regular communty of ducks and swans in the marina - just feed them something healthy

Getting here

By car - car parking is available at our Braunston office and there's limited parking locally

By train - there isn't a train station here. Long Buckby is a 20 min taxi ride or Rugby station is 30 min ride away

By boat - visitor moorings are avialable and well as permanent moorings

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