Although mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086, Braunston remained just a rural farming community, the Manor being a major working farm house with stables, stockyard and outbuilding, until the late 1700′s.

All changed with the construction of the canal, the main transport network of that time. Braunston became the main central point of this canal system. Important at last! Although commercial canal traffic finished in the 1960′s Braunston is now very busy with leisure boats, accompanying tourists and related businesses.

A canalside walk will take you past Chandlers, boat builders/fitters, souvenir shops and the Old Pump House with its enormous chimney. This Pump House in times past was used for restocking the top canal pounds with water form the bottom pound Reservoirs now used as moorings for the numerous narrow boats stationed here.

A must to visit is the Marina, extensively restored with new warehouse style accommodation. All historical equipment and buildings have been beautifully repainted. This is now indeed one of the most impressive inland Marinas in England.

Stratford upon Avon

27 miles through wonderful country side that takes you through to Warwick where you can admire the Castle Then onto Royal Leamington Spa. A great town full of the unusual with art galleries and fashion shops.

Then onto Stratford with all that this wonderful town offers. 

To help you find your way we’ve placed a map in the folder, please take one with you.

 Bicester Village

 OK so a  bit further but great for bargains. This is Bond Street at Market prices. You will find outlets by Versace, Ralph Lauren, DNKY and many more. This is the biggest outlet in the UK. Fantastic bargains on clothing and Bose HiFi and TAG Heuer watches.

 To help you find your way we’ve placed a map in the folder, please take one with you.

Get Closer To The Centre

Some of Europes best shopping can be found at the New Bull Ring in Birmingham. A great day out with the shopping centre and many great restaurants at Brindley Place. Also here is the Sea Life Centre.

The Real Charlie And The Chocolate Factory!

A visit to Cadbury World is a must for all chocaholics of any age.

Warwick Castle

This fantastic experience is just great for all. The castle is a popular visitor attraction in it’s own rights but added to this through out the year the castle hosts pop and classical concerts, special themed events and at Christms a full ice themed event. For up to date information on whats on visit

The National Exhibition Centre

Approximately 30 minutes by car the centre hosts some of the country’s leading exhibitions. Also at the NEC Arena are top level concerts by the worlds leading artistes. Why not combine a stay at Braunston Mill with a night out seeing your favourite artiste. For upto date information visit


Love motorsport? then why not combine your stay with an experience day at Silverstone. With our own resident race driver (who has raced and beaten Lewis) we can make sure you get the best day of your life. Book direct with Silverstone and let us know.

Horse Racing

With both Towcester and Warwick in close proximity you can combine your stay with a day at the races!

Pilot Your Own Canal Boat

Fancy taking to the water? then let us know and we can supply details of a great day boat hire in Braunston. Spend the day cruising the local canals. We do this and can tell you it is great fun.

Fancy Pampering

We have a special arranngement with Daxa Beauty here in the village. From a relaxing massage to  full body treatments you can have a self catering spa break!


We have numerous golf courses very close at hand let us know if you need information.

Or just relax near the canal watching the world go by!

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