Gayton Marina

Blisworth Arm, Blisworth, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 3ER

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Gayton Marina CL is located in the rolling Northamptonshire arable landscape and surrounded by the rural countryside adjacent to the Grand Union canal.

The site is self-contained to the northern edge of the marina, accessed via its own secure gate and is a perfect location for exploring the local villages and countryside. Alternatively the large market town of Northampton is less than 5 miles away.

Each pitch has electric hook-ups. Waste disposal is available on site. Visitors are welcome to use the marina facilites which include showers and toilets. Access to the marina is via a pedestrian gate.

The marina shop also stocks a range of chemicals and Calor gas.

There is easy access to the canal towpath for walking and cycling.

Gayton Marina offers Boat Hire by the day - this is very popular so booking in advance is recommended.

The Walnut Tree Inn is a 15 minute walk to the south where they serve a variety of food and beverages. Within 3 miles there is also The Greyhound, Eykyn Arms and the Queen Victoria.

Other nearby attractions include:

  • Althorp Estate, the Spenser family home with Princess Diana's island grave and museum
  • Milton Malsor Village park which is great for kids
  • The National Trusts Canons Ashby and the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne
  • Silverstone Race Circuit is a 20 minute drive away

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Gas
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shop
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: fair
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 5:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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GPS:
Lat 52.193677 / Lon -0.944777
OS field ref:
SP722554
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Northampton
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Nice site but very noisy

Gayton Marina
Nicely created site, but nearby major road very noisy day and night. We left early to get some sleep!!

Lel B

Reviewed on 18/06/2022 09:33

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Disappointing

Gayton Marina
We stayed on this site for 1 night in Feb. We arrived late and left early as it was only a quick stopover. Sadly the site is overpriced for what it offers. Signage and access are poor, facilities too far from the parking area. This is more like a car park than a CL. It feels like the owners are trying to exploit the motorhome boom. There is quite a bit of noise from the main road. To balance the review I would say that the pitches are flat, the site is gated, there is dog walking along the tow path and on an adjacent field. We wouldn't stay here again.

SharonPeteLucy

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 05/06/2022 23:43

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Disappointing. Wont be back

Gayton Marina
Having visited Grove Marina in Leighton buzzard who are part of the same group, we had good expectations. We were sadly very disappointed. They couldn’t be more different sites. Site was a stone chip car park. 3 pitches on hard standing and two on weeds/mud. Had to walk through a gate and car park to the facilities. One ladies and one gents toilet and one unisex shower. Toilets were clean but the shower was very muddy and horrible shower curtains. I showered first, then hubby went in and there was no hot water left. you share the facilities with all the boats in the marina so only one isn’t sufficient. Site is off a country lane that is used as a race track and then the other side is the busy A43. So not peaceful. Disappointed to not see one canal boat go by the whole time we were there, definitely not worth £22 a night and won’t be going back.

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NOISE from road is unbelievable

Gayton Marina
On arrival there is big signs for Gayton marina but thank god we didn’t turn in as turning around would have been an issue, no signage to say go past the first set of gates and turn into the next set, I emailed the previous day to ask for arrival information and was sent an address and that it was over two narrow canal bridges nothing about a different entrance, there is no CAMC sign up and god forbid if you arrive after 5 as reception is closed and you need a code to open the gates, was never asked for an arrival time either. When you do drive the 150 yards past the marina you go through the gates into a carpark on the side of a BUSY NOISY A45, that’s how it feels, we arrived at 4.30 it’s now 23.30 and still the road noise is horrific, the only thing separating you and the road is a canal and hedgerow if I could attach a sound bite I would as I’m sure only those that can sleep in ear defenders will come. It’s not full serviced, it’s hardcore thrown on some waste ground with a patch of mown weeds if you want a grass pitch. There is one toilet for each sex and just 1 shower. These are shared with the marina, there are no bins, you have to walk to the marina to find a bin, the water pressure to fill up a 40l aqua roll is laughable, it’s so slow you can leave it running empty the grey waste, make a cuppa and then go collect your aquaroll. This site really is an after thought, it’s a case of we have a bit of waste ground let’s throw down massive hardcore (don’t bring an air awning) and let a few vans stay on it. Rant over I can’t sleep TO NOISY

Madtrace

Caravanner

Reviewed on 17/09/2021 22:41

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Gayton Marina
My owner agrees with previous comments about the reception staff and the lack of welcome. I, as a four legged person enjoyed a run in the camping field which was safe for me (although escape artists could have got down to the canal size with a lot of effort I guess). Lovely walks on the towpath in both directions but one does have to do a short road walk with no pavement and a narrow bridge so take care of your hounds and keep them in close. Interesting to look around the marina and have a short walk; there is a swing bridge which is a bit scary but I was brave after the first crossing. There is road noise but I have hairy ears so it did not bother me. My driver reports the facilities were clean but a 3/4 minute walk from camper van. I think she was a bit worried about leaving me in the van as it was hot hot hot.

Bigwig

Campervanner

Reviewed on 05/08/2021 19:22

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