We did a trip to England and Scotland in 2006. One of the highlights was renting a canal boat in Scotland for a week. I chose the route from Falkirk to Edinburgh and back for two reasons. One was to experience the Falkirk Wheel http://www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk/about-the-wheel- and the other was because it is a contour canal, so there are virtually no locks between Falkirk and Edinburgh. It was a wonderful week, just lazing along the canal. You can’t travel at night because you have no lights, but you can tie up anywhere you like. We rented the boat from Black Prince http://www.black-prince.com/. The boat was our hotel in Edinburgh for two nights. The modern marina is right in the middle of the city. We both said it was the most relaxing week we have experienced.