We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The Boat Inn that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
British Motor Museum Gaydon
The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars; it boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras.
Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne
Found in the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal, The Canal Museum is a treasure trove of stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways.
The Canal Museum is housed in a historic corn mill, and provides a fascinating look at the history of Britain's canals.
With a wide range of exhibits and a free audio commentary to guide you as you explore, the museum is the key to understanding the rich waterway heritage of Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal.
Just a short walk north from the museum along the towpath to the mouth of Blisworth Tunnel and the woodland walk, or a stroll south down a flight of seven locks, you'll find the wildlife reserve in the former brickworks.
There are musical and theatrical events, and themed weekends all year round. Children can dress in traditional canal costume and there's a gift shop, picnic area and Waterside Café with views over the canal.
Draycote Water is an ideal place for a family day out in Warwickshire. Whether you are planning a gentle walk, some cycling or spotting some wildlife, there is lots to do at this great site.
If you are bringing the whole family, the Country Park offers plenty of space for games and picnics as well as a fantastic children’s play area. There is also a sailing club and trout fishery for those looking for an activity to get involved with and the recently refurbished visitor centre is now open.
Holy Well, Southam
The Holy Well (2)
A Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade 2
Listed Building. It is reputed to have been used
by monks at Stoneythorpe - hence the Holy Well.
In 1761 the Holy Well was specifically excluded
from the Enclosure Act with the proviso that it
should be fenced with oak posts and rails and
free access to the Well was to be provided for all
The current stonework was probably built late
18th / early 19th C. with further repairs around
Following improvements in the water supply in
2004, sympathetic restoration was carried out in
2005/6 supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This water is exceptionally cold and comes from
below the quarry area on the Coventry Road.
The water was reputed to be very efficacious for
many eye ailments.
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabeth Garden
From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England's affairs for much of its 900 year history. Today, you can scale the heights of the tower built to woo Queen Elizabeth I and marvel at the mighty Norman keep. Explore the exhibition in the Gatehouse, and imagine the majesty of the Great Hall playing host to medieval monarchs and early Tudor kings.
Expect heritage. A heritage of innovation, of inventions, of surprises, and of literary masterpieces. The invention of the hologram. The development of the jet engine. The discovery of helium. The hiding place of the gunpowder plotters. And of course, the creation of the greatest game the world has ever seen. Enjoy Rugby.
Experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history at Warwick Castle; great battles, ancient myths, spellbinding tales, pampered princesses, heroic knights ...