We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Another successful holiday with ABC boats

This was our 5th short -(Monday to Friday) break with ABC boats, this time going on the K & A canal... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Great way to spend Easter weekend

Collected our huge 12 berth boat in pouring rain. Handover done in very good humour. Some early... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Read all 28 reviews
All photos (16)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“narrow boat”(7 reviews)
“boat yard”(4 reviews)
“first night”(4 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Hilperton Marina Hammond Way, Trowbridge BA14 8RS, England
+44 1225 765243
Improve This Listing
Reviews (28)
Filter reviews
27 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews narrow boat boat yard first night successful holiday berth boat great fun abc boats locks route equipped pump pubs bath scenery narrowboat boaters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Our family had a great time aboard “cheers” the whole day was perfect and we will definitely be coming back

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mr-Mrs-Minty
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Lovely friendly staff. Good briefing in the shop and on the boat. 'Cheers' was ready on time, well equipped and clean. We were a party of 6 adults and 3 young children. Weather was good which always helps. We went to Avoncliffe where we turned...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dwardSomersetEngland
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We picked up our narrow boat on the first night of our weeks holiday. It was well positioned and very tidy. It had all the services available. The staff were very helpful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This was our 5th short -(Monday to Friday) break with ABC boats, this time going on the K & A canal from Hilperton. The staff there are friendly and efficient. Our boat was clean and well maintained. The route towards Bath is undemanding, but suited...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DavidY121
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Collected our huge 12 berth boat in pouring rain. Handover done in very good humour. Some early problem with central heating; sorted out by one of their engineers who came to us on a mooring. Came promptly , apologised, fixed the system quickly and, still...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank charlesvwbs
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

TROWBRIDGE is not known for its waterways but close by in Hilperton is the marina. Park over the bridge by the shops then get walking! The marina is spanned by an old bridge but the canal offers interest in either direction. There is boat hire...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank St4ontour
Reviewed 11 September 2017

When we arrived our boat Sea Eagle was ready and after loading up and a tour of the boat we were given instructions and were on our way in an hour and a half. The boat was well equipped for our needs but some discipline...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank k r
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It is my first time on the narrow boat sea eagle the bed I was sleeping in wasn't comfortable as it is a bunk bed above another bed so I kept on banging my leg on the side of the bed as I turned over...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Amy L
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This was our first narrowboat experience as a family and along with visitors from abroad embarked on a 7 strong, one week vacation. To start with, the staff at the marina were friendly and put my mind at ease when faced with steering and handling...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank James B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We hired Sea Eagle from ABC Boat hire. Sea Eagle is a 66 ft narrow boat that will sleep 7. There are two toilets and two showers. The boat which is ten years old had been really well maintained and did not show it's ten...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Mick F
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Fieldways Hotel & Health Club
211 reviews
1.48 km away
The Polebarn
217 reviews
1.91 km away
The Moonraker
1,171 reviews
2.22 km away
Premier Inn Trowbridge Hotel
790 reviews
2.30 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 107 nearby restaurants
The Old Bear Inn
297 reviews
.86 km away
Avonfield Kitchen
32 reviews
.59 km away
Palmer Gardens Cafe
22 reviews
1.46 km away
The Cafe at Airsprung
9 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 22 nearby attractions
The Courts Garden
243 reviews
1.83 km away
Trowbridge Civic Centre
127 reviews
2.26 km away
Bradford-on-Avon Wharf
162 reviews
3.29 km away
Great Chalfield Manor
212 reviews
3.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hilperton Marina staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines