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Christmas comes but once a year - a time for gathering with friends, family and colleagues over drinks and food.
It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Make the most of it this year by joining us at Pillings Lock Marina for a fabulous, festive time.

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Pilling's Boat-House is a truly unique place to come and relax, dine and enjoy our waterside setting and great food.

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Welcome to a New breed of marina

Raising the standards

Pillings Lock Marina is a new breed of marina to the East Midlands area, Leicestershire. Situated ideally for cruising any part of the canal & river network, it's modern facilities raise the standard of a traditional inland marina and bring them into the 21st century.

It's setting is idyllic and peaceful whilst only being minutes away from main transport links. Driving from the marina will get you into the city centres of Nottingham, Leicester or Derby within 35 minutes.

The local waterways are jewel in the crown of rural Leicestershire. We believe that our facilties have so far encouraged many new people to take up boating and enjoy all the area offers.


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We have great availability of all berth sizes, including wide beam berths.



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Located on the start of the Loughborough Section of the Grand Union Canal.

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watch our promo video

Take a minute to watch our short promotional film about Pillings Lock Marina and the local inland waterway in North Leicestershire. The video features filming of Barrow Deep Lock and lots of narrowboats!

We hope it gives you a good idea of how wonderful we think our marina is. We will be adding more and more short films to our Pillings Lock Youtube Channel all the time, and you can keep up to date by following us on Twitter or becoming a fan on Facebook.

On our YouTube channel is another video of our two Hire Boats of Pilling's Lock Marina departing the marina on a sunny morning. Did you know we do Day-Boat boat rentals on the River Soar and Grand Union Canal?

We are located in Leicestershire Loughborough near Leicester. Hope to see you here soon! Enjoy!