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If you like quiet pubs, in rural settings you will be spoilt for choice, but if you want organised entertainment you should look elsewhere.

A few good books are a must and a pack of cards can be worth its weight in gold on a wet day. If you have children, perhaps some jigsaws or board games might be a good idea, but don't bring the Scalextric!

Don't forget also, that each boat is fitted with a television and DVD player, so a selection of DVD's might prove invaluable if the weather is inclement.

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Alvechurch Marina Directions

Marina Address : Scarfield Road, Alvechurch, Worcestershire. B48 7SQ

By Road

The marina is on the western edge of the village of Alvechurch, close to the railway station.

  • Exit the M42 at Junction 2 (to Birmingham South, Redditch).
  • Take the A441 towards Birmingham for 1/2 mile.
  • At mini-roundabout take 1st exit (to Alvechurch) for 1 mile.
  • At mini-roundabout go straight on (slightly to left), 2nd exit (to Alvechurch).
  • Pass under the motorway and continue into the village for 1/2 mile, straight across the mini-roundabout.
  • Immediately after the pedestrian traffic lights turn right. Brown marina sign on the left points towards the marina.
  • Pass over a double hump-backed bridge (the railway, then the canal) and the marina entrance is 100m on the left.

By Rail

From London: Go to London (Euston) station and take the train to Birmingham (New Street) station. On weekdays and Saturdays trains depart every 30 minutes and the journey time is about 90 minutes. At Birmingham (New Street) change trains to the local service to Redditch. This service operates every 30 minutes and journey time is about 40 minutes. Alvechurch is an unmanned station which is the last stop before Redditch. The marina is only about 300 metres from the station. On the road outside the station turn left and go over the railway and canal bridges and we are 100 metres on the left. If you need assistance with luggage when you arrive at Alvechurch station please send one of your party ahead to the marina to request assistance. For information about train timetables and ticket costs for all mainline rail transport please go to www.thetrainline.com.

By Air

From Birmingham International Airport: Take a taxi to the marina (about 30 minutes). From Luton, Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted: Take the inter-airport coach service to Birmingham International Airport then take a taxi as above. Alternatively, make your way to London (Euston) and take a train as above.

Local Accommodation

Please check www.hotelshopuk.com or www.laterooms.com for special rates.

Taxis

Hyde Cars - Tel: 01527 65319 or 07774 857574
Gold and Black Cars - Tel: 01527 570707 or 01527 570527

Groceries

A selection of essential provisions is stocked at the marina shop and there is a small convenience store in Alvechurch village (a short walk from the marina). The nearest supermarket is Sainsburys on the A441 at the north edge of Redditch (10 minutes by car). Tescos will deliver (visit www.tesco.com, 0845 6779119).

Bike Hire

Cycle One Stop - Coventry 02476 550070 - Website http://www.cycleonestop.co.uk/
The Traditional Cycle Shop - Stratford Upon Avon 01789 290703 - Website http://www.traditionalcycleshop.co.uk

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