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This page gives information on how to reach the boatyard.
Normal arrival times are between 12pm and 3pm.
We will contact you the week before your holiday to arrange collection as it may be possible to have the boat ready much earlier.
Arrival instructions for WILLOW WREN fleet:From M6 Junction 1 , take A426 towards Rugby. (Dual carriageway).Straight across the first two roundabouts. Straight across third roundabout (Mr Kipling). Straight across fourth roundabout (Tesco) on on to the next roundabout, passing under disused railway viaduct. Consul Road is the first left by the Car Garage.
The entrance to WILLOW WREN is 200 yards on the right.
From M1 junction 20 , Take A427 towards Lutterworth/Rugby. Turn left at traffic lights on to A426 Rugby (4 miles). At junction of A426 and M6 motorway, follow instructions as above.
If approaching from the South (A426), coming into Rugby from the South, you will come through the village on Dunchurch. Take all signs that direct you to the M6 North. Follow the road towards Rugby Town Centre (A426) and still keep following all signs to M6 North. This will eventually bring you to the Avon Mill roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout and travel down the dual carriageway, turning left just past the viaduct into Consul Road. The entrance to WILLOW WREN is 200 yards on the right.
We look forward to meeting you at the start of your vacation. We have put together some information that you may find useful when looking to book your holiday and for when you arrive.
To contact us from outside the UK please ignore the 0 and then dial +44 plus the rest of the number. Our office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm and to contact us outside office hours our mobile is 07966 403132 and we are happy to take your call up to 10:30pm.
How to get to us: By Train
From Gatwick: Gatwick Express to Victoria Station, trains every ½ hour to Rugby, journey takes 70 minutes with one change
From Heathrow: Heathrow express to Paddington, trains every hour to Rugby, journey takes 75 minutes with 1 change
From Birmingham: Birmingham International direct to Rugby, 2 to 3 trains per hour, journey takes 30 minutes with no changes
From Manchester: Manchester express to Manchester Picadilly, trains every 45 minutes to Rugby, journey takes 2 ¼ hours with 1 or 2 changes
There is usually a departure from Euston to Rugby every ½ hour and the journey takes approx. 50 mins if you are willing to get the underground. For more detailed information on departures/arrivals to and from Euston and other stations try www.nationalrail.co.uk (use quick journey planner using from station – eg Euston (London) and To station – Rugby and fill in your specific dates and times)
You can get a taxi from outside the station to Rugby Wharf (5 minutes journey) for approx £5. Please bear in mind that taxis usually take 3 people with luggage so if your party contains more people then the following taxi company have larger vehicles and can be prebooked or contacted when you arrive at the station.
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