Tooley’s Boatyard, situated in the heart of Banbury on the South Oxford Canal, is the oldest working dry dock on the Inland Waterways, having been in continuous use since 1790.

The 86′ dry dock is fully covered and heated, providing excellent conditions to carry out a wide range of services. Also on-site is the 200 year-old forge, in regular use by our blacksmiths. Items can be made to order or why not treat yourself to one of the Blacksmith Courses we run?

We also run RYA courses on inland-waterway boat handling, but if all that sounds too energetic, the narrowboat Dancing Duck is available for either self-drive hire or skippered trips.