Marina is situated in Worcestershire on the western edge of Alvechurch
village close to the railway station
From the M42: Exit at Junction 2 [Signposted Birmingham South].
From the motorway roundabout take the A441 towards Birmingham.
At the next roundabout, turn left [Signposted Alvechurch].
Continue to the next roundabout and follow the signs for Alvechurch
passing under the motorway to enter the village of Alvechurch.
Follow the road through the village until you come to a pedestrian
crossing controlled by traffic lights. Immediately beyond this
pedestrian crossing turn right into Bear Hill.
Follow the road up the hill until, as you leave the village, you
pass over a railway bridge followed closely by a canal bridge.
The Marina entrance is then on your left about 200 metres beyond
the Canal Bridge.
From London (Euston Station) take the train to Birmingham New
Street Station. Weekdays and Saturdays trains depart every 30
mins and journey time is about 90 mins. At Birmingham New Street
Station take the Local service to Redditch. Trains depart every
30 mins and the journey time is about 40 mins. Alvechurch is an
unstaffed station which is the last stop before Redditch. The
boatyard is about 300 metres from the station. You
can plan your rail journey on this website www.thetrainline.com
From Birmingham International airport you can take a taxi to the
boat yard (about 30 mins) or take a train from Birmingham International
rail station to Birmingham New Street then follow directions by
Luton, Heathrow, Gatwick or Stanstead airports. Take the inter
airport coach service to Birmingham International airport and
then follow directions as above. Alternatively take a train to
London then follow directions by rail.
The following taxi companies who also run a mini bus will be pleased
to quote a price to meet your flight.
Rubery & Rednal Taxis
Tel - 0121 453 1919
Fax - 0121 6082001
Tel - 01527 65319
This website can help you plan your travel by
coach in the UK. www.nationalexpress.com
The following car hire websites can help you organise
car hire in the UK
If your travel arrangements require overnight accommodation here
are details of some local Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
Alcott Farm, Weatheroak, Alvechurch, B48 7EH
Tel: 01564 824051
Rectory Cottage, Old Rectory lane, Alvechurch,
Tel: 0121 445 4824
Montville Hotel, 101 Mount Pleasant, Southcrest,
Redditch, B97 4JE
Tel: 01527 544411
Lodge, 2 Finstall Road, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove, B60
Tel. 01527 889900
Hilton Hotel, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, B61
Tel. 0121 447 7888 www.hilton.com
As well as the Alvechurch Marina Shop from which you can purchase
essential provisions, there is a small convenience store in Alvechurch
village. The nearest supermarket is a Sainsbury's off the A441
on the edge of Redditch.
Weighbridge Public House
There is a canal side "Free house" on Alvechurch Marina
serving drinks, real ale, and reasonably priced home cooked bar
food. This cozy canalside pub was once the old Weighbridge office
for offloading coal barges to horse and cart for local deliveries.
It is now transformed into a friendly hostelry which is an ideal
place to start and finish your holiday.
more information visit www.the-weighbridge.co.uk